Obituaries

Neil Isaacson

AHMEEK — Neil Isaacson, 68, a resident of Ahmeek, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Neil finally succumbed to a lifelong battle of lasting injuries sustained during the Vietnam War. Neil was born on December 12, 1950, in Laurium, to Uno and Agnes (Stukel) ...

Randolph M. Swed

KENOSHA, Wis. — Randolph M. Swed, 77, a resident of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and former Dollar Bay resident, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019, at the Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements ...

Charles S. Burger

HANCOCK — Charles Stephen Burger, 92, died peacefully and at peace with God at The Omega House in Hancock, April 14, 2019. Charles was the only son of Dell and Elnora (Vaughn) Burger and was born April 23, 1926, in Flint, and the youngest and last surviving sibling of five children. Dad ...

James A. Willmes

COPPER CITY — James A. Willmes, 67, of Copper City, passed away at his home on April 14, 2019. He was born on May 26, 1951, in Central Lake, a son of Lester and Irene (Bourdeau) Willmes. He was a 1970 graduate of Lake Linden-Hubbell High School. He worked for White Pine Copper, and went ...

John Bostwick

ATLANTIC MINE - John Bostwick, 49, a resident of Atlantic Mine, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019, at the UP Health Marquette Hospital following a lengthy battle with cancer. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Home are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at ...

James A. Willmes

Copper City — James A. Willmes, 67, of Copper City, passed away at his home, on April 14, 2019. A complete obituary will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Arthur A. Lasanen

CALUMET — Arthur A. Lasanen, 84, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. He was born on August 23, 1934, in Laurium, to Arthur and Saima (Erkkila) Lasanen. He attended the Lake Linden Hubbell School, and ...

Gordon W. Hietala

CHASSELL — Gordon W. Hietala, 83, a resident of Chassell, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Omega House with his family by his side. He was born in Hancock on June 29, 1935, the son of the late Edward and Impi (Lehto) Hietala. He was raised in Chassell and graduated from the ...

Neil Isaacson

AHMEEK — Neil Isaacson, 68, a resident of Ahmeek, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Michael K. Niemi

HANCOCK — The ultimate lover of life, Michael K. Niemi, 67, a resident of Hancock, passed Monday, April 8, 2019, at home with his family by his side. Mike was born in Hancock, on March 18, 1952, the son of the late Wallace and Lillian (Kero) Niemi. He attended the Redridge School and ...

Carl Groitzsch

BRUCE CROSSING — Carl Groitzsch, 84, left this world on March 26, 2019. Carl was born in Painesdale on June 5, 1934, to Oskar and Elsa Heil Groitzsch. He started school in Painesdale and graduated from Hancock High School in 1952. He began his career with the State of Michigan at the ...

Gordon W. Hietala

CHASSELL — Gordon W. Hietala, 83, a resident of Chassell, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the Omega House with his family by his side. He was born in Hancock, on June 29, 1935, the son of the late Edward and Impi (Lehto) Hietala. He was raised in Chassell and graduated from the ...

Linda Marie Lucchesi

ALMA — Linda Marie Lucchesi, 58, of Alma, formerly of Houghton, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019. She was born June 28, 1960, in Houghton, the daughter of Paul and Geraldine (Perfetti) Lucchesi. She was a 1978 graduate of Houghton High School. In 1979, she was one of the first 100 women ...

James ‘Jim’ Edward Fish

L’ANSE — James “Jim” Edward Fish, 78 of L’Anse, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital. He was born August 10, 1940, in L’Anse, son of Donald and Isabelle (Johnson) Fish. Jim graduated from L’Anse High School in 1959. At age 16 he went to a ...

Arthur A. Lasanen

CALUMET — Arthur A. Lasanen, 84, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Monday morning, April 8, 2019, at the Houghton Country Medical Care Facility. Friends may call at the Laurium Shining Light Church on Monday, April 15, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The funeral service will be held at ...

Michael Niemi

HANCOCK — Michael Niemi, 67, a resident of Hancock, passed away Monday evening, April 8, 2019, at home following a short battle with cancer. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Edmund J. Beauchamp

HUBBELL — Edmund J. Beauchamp, 91, of Hubbell, passed away at The Omega House in Houghton, on April 6, 2019, with family by his side. He was born on November 15, 1927, in Ripley, a son of Peter and Theresa (Decker) Beauchamp. He attended local schools. He served in the US Army, active ...

Gordon J. Moyle

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP — Gordon James Moyle, 84, of North Road, Negaunee Township, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, April 6, 2019 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility with his loving family by his side and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. Gordy was born ...

Cepelle Meneguzzo

CALUMET — Cepelle Meneguzzo, 91, of Calumet, passed away on April 6, 2019, following a short illness. Cepelle was born on June 11, 1927, to Emile and Antionette Theriault in Detroit. She attended Catholic schools graduating from St. Leo High School in 1946. She worked most of her life as a ...

Gordon W. Hietala

CHASSELL — Gordon W. Hietala, 83, a resident of Chassell, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Omega House with his family by his side. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.