Obituaries

Douglas M. Schubert

EAGLE HARBOR — A memorial service for Douglas M. Schubert, 79, will be held on Monday, July 23, 2018, at 4 p.m. at the Eagle Harbor Community Building. Doug passed away at his home in Eagle Harbor on June 20, 2018. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Elizabeth (Betty) Baranowski

CALUMET — Elizabeth (Betty) Baranowski passed away on July 21, 2011. She is sadly missed by her husband, Phil; daughters, Debra, Beth and Lori; son, Phil; sister, Jean Grahek; grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

George Edward Langen

ANN ARBOR — George Edward Langen, 89, died on November 14, 2017, at home in Ann Arbor, surrounded by his loving family. He is at peace and reunited in heaven with his childhood sweetheart and beloved wife, Grace. George was born and raised in Calumet, on October 30, 1928. George ...

John Brusso

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — John Brusso, 82, a former resident of Calumet, died in Jacksonville, Florida. John was the son of the late Lawrence and Leona (Gamache) Brusso. He attended the Osceola Grade School and graduated from Calumet High School. He entered the U.S. Air Force after ...

Jack R. Haka

SEBRING, Fla. — Jack R. Haka, 73, of Sebring, Florida, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018, at 3 p.m., at Grace Free Lutheran Church with Rev. Dave Hoskins officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the church. ...

Duane Jacques

LAKE LINDEN — Duane Jacques, 63, former resident of Lake Linden, passed away at The Lighthouse at Hancock, on July 19, 2018. The Pearce Funeral home in Lake Linden is assisting with local arrangements.

Alfred Dion Paquette

NORTON SHORES — Alfred Dion Paquette, 87, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Norton Shores. He was born in Lake Linden, on July 27, 1930, to Earl and Yvonne (Dion) Paquette. Al grew up in Lake Linden, where he loved fishing, hunting and being outdoors. Although he eventually ...

Kristy Marie (Maki) Wirkula

SANDS TOWNSHIP — Kristy Marie (Maki) Wirkula died Wednesday, July 11, 2018, following a long battle with cancer. Kristy was born January 13, 1962, in Hancock. Kristy resided in Copper Harbor for over 10 years, and worked at the Mariner North for several years. She later moved to ...

Susan Rae Kangas

CHASSELL — Susan Rae Kangas, 63, of Chassell, died July 17, 2018, at home with her family by her side from Lewy Body Disease. She was under the good care of Asprius Hospice since May 15, 2018. She was born in Ontonagon, on January 8, 1955, to the late Brynolf and Elvie (Kero) Rautiola. She ...

Violet Powers

GARDEN CITY — Violet Powers, 89, of Garden City, passed away at her daughter's home in Little Traverse, on July 18, 2018. The Pearce Funeral home in Lake Linden is assisting with local arrangements.

Mary M. Marino

DODGEVILLE — Mary M. Marino, 88, a former resident of Dodgeville, passed away Saturday evening, July 14, 2018, at The Lighthouse at Hancock Health & Rehab, where she had been a resident patient for the past nine years. She was born on May 10, 1930, in Hancock, the daughter of Charles ...

Mildred H. Maki

HANCOCK — Mildred H. Maki, 91, passed away peacefully with her son and daughter-in-law by her side, Monday morning, July 16, 2018. Millie was born in Hubbell, on February 10, 1927, to the late Hjalmer and Hilda Anderson. As a very young child, the family moved to Rauhala road where Millie ...

Christopher David Marchese

CHASSELL — Christopher David Marchese, 60, passed away unexpectedly on July 14, 2018, in Chassell. He was the husband of Linda Marchese (Harkonen), sharing 25 years of marriage. He was born in Detroit, to Sam and Matilda Marchese, brother to John, Sam, Joseph and David. He was brought ...

Robert T. ‘Bob’ Olson

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Robert T. “Bob” Olson, 87, formerly of Hancock, who was known as the voice of the Huskies on his WMPL-AM radio station, passed away on March 3, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the Church of the ...

Vivian M. Lohela

CHEBOYGAN — Vivian M. Lohela, 89, of Cheboygan, formerly of Warren, passed away at home on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Vivian was born on February 17, 1928, in Houghton, the daughter of Bill and Loretta (Austin) Garrick. She was raised in Painesdale, and after her marriage moved to ...

Kathy Norden Barrick

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Kathy Norden Barrick (Rajacic) passed away October 17, 2017, following a brief illness. Please join her family for a memorial service at the Faith Lutheran Church, Calumet, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018, to honor and celebrate her time with us.

Michael Allen Hendrickson

WHITE PINE — Michael Allen Hendrickson, 63, of White Pine, passed away on March 27, 2018, at his home, from an apparent heart attack. Mike was born in Milwaukee, to Anna (Luokka) and Douglas Hendrickson on November 11, 1954. He attended school in Lower Michigan. Mike worked at Coach ...

Mildred H. Maki

HANCOCK — Mildred H. Maki, 91, a resident of Hancock passed away Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where she had been a patient for the past three weeks. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the ...

Laurel F. Johnson

HANCOCK — Laurel F. Johnson, 76, a resident of the Lighthouse at Hancock, died Sunday July 15, 2018, at UP Health System-Marquette. Arrangements are being handled by the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home of Hancock, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

Kathy Norden Barrick

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Kathy Norden Barrick (Rajacic) passed away October 17, 2017, following a brief illness. Please join her family for a memorial service at the Faith Lutheran Church, Calumet, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018, to honor and celebrate her time with us.