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Obituaries

Margaret M. Gasperich

DODGEVILLE — Margaret M. Gasperich, 90, a former resident of Dodgeville passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at Lighthouse at Hancock. A memorial service for Margaret is planned for early summer of 2018. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Houghton are assisting the family ...

Alice Evelyn (Massie) Voght

Alice Evelyn (Massie) Voght, 97, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2017, at Hilltop Manor Health Center in Roscommon, where she had been a resident for more than 15 years. Alice was born in Lake Linden on January 23, 1920, the daughter of John Massie and Mary (Fournier) Massie. She ...

Clyde Emil ‘Skinny’ Burcar

CALUMET — Clyde Emil “Skinny” Burcar, of Calumet, passed away on December 3, 2017. Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, John Burcar and Ruth (Laamanen) Leskola; a brother, Martin; and a sister, Pat. Clyde is survived by a daughter, Courtney Burcar of Calumet; and his two ...

Lowell “Chris” Howard Christensen

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — USAF Lt. Col. Lowell “Chris” Howard Christensen, 83, of Las Vegas, passed away November 29, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 11, 1934, in Ishpeming, and had resided in Las Vegas for 33 years spending 17 joyful summers in the Upper Peninsula. ...

Michael D. Bausano

SOUTHPOINT — Michael D. Bausano, 68, a resident of Southpoint, near Lac La Belle, died suddenly on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. He was a graduate of Calumet High, Class of 1967; a 1971 graduate of Michigan Tech, with a degree in chemistry; and he received his master of science in management ...

Janice ‘Jan’ Wanhala

Janice “Jan” Wanhala, 63, a resident of Colorado, passed away unexpectedly on November 22, 2017. A funeral service will be held on Saturday December 9, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet with Pastor Dave Taivalkoski to officiate. Visitation will be ...

Earl ‘Ordie’ Ernest Froberg

KEWEENAW BAY — Earl “Ordie” Ernest Froberg, 73, of Keweenaw Bay, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017, at Bayside Village. He was born May 24, 1944, in Keweenaw Bay, son of Edward and Hazel (Shippy) Froberg. Earl graduated from Baraga High School. He was in the Army National ...

Jessica Joan Zerbst

MADISON, Wis. — Jessica Joan Zerbst, of Madison, Wisconsin, formerly of Dollar Bay, succumbed to illness and medical complications on Sunday, December 3, 2017, after a two-week fight in the University of Wisconsin- Madison Hospital ICU. For anyone who knew Jessica, she was one never yield ...

Arne E. Heikkinen

ASKEL — Arne E. Heikkinen, 83, a resident of Askel, passed away Wednesday morning, December 6, 2017, at UP Health – Portage Hospital in Hancock following a lengthy illness. He was born on December 10, 1933, in Askel, a son of the late John and Mamie (Onkalo) Heikkinen. Mr. Heikkinen ...

Casper Sorvala

Casper Sorvala, 78, a resident of Hubbell, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at the Omega House in Houghton. He was born on May 5, 1939, the son of Nick and Alma (Mattson) Sorvala in Calumet. On May 21, 1990, he married Marie Ann Rozman in Hubbell. Per Casper’s request, no ...

Henry W. Peters

EWEN — Henry W. Peters, 76, a resident of Ewen, passed away Wednesday morning, December 6, 2017, at the Omega House in Houghton, following a lengthy illness. As requested no service will be held. To send condolences to Henry's family please visit memorialchapel.net. The Memorial Chapel ...

Aundrea K. (Murtagh) Holmes

Aundrea K. (Murtagh) Holmes passed away on November 20, 2017, in Chilliwack, BC, Canada, due to complications from cancer. Surviving are her father, Andrew Murtagh; loving husband and friend, Ronald; children, Chelsea Elizabeth (Nathan) and Jordan Andrew (Samantha). Aundrea is remembered ...

Margaret (Peggy) Jean Raisanen

Margaret (Peggy) Jean Raisanen passed away in her home in Plano, Texas, on December 1, 2017. Peggy was born in Calumet, on May 3, 1930, to John and Martina (Pasquinelli) Sullivan. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1947, and Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1951 ...

Donald M. ‘Donny’ Godell

WATTON — Donald M. "Donny" Godell, 80, of Watton, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L'Anse. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Arne E. Heikkinen

ASKEL — Arne E. Heikkinen, 83, a resident of Askel, passed away Wednesday morning, December 6, 2017, at the UP Health - Portage Hospital following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell is assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced ...

Michael Bausano

MOHAWK — Michael Bausano, 68, a resident of Mohawk, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Earl ‘Ordie’ Ernest Froberg

KEWEENAW BAY — Earl "Ordie" Ernest Froberg, 73, of Keweenaw Bay, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017, at Bayside Village. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home.

Arthur N. ‘Art’ Allert, Jr.

L’ANSE — Arthur N. “Art” Allert, Jr., 88, of L’Anse, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Bayside Village, L’Anse. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin, on February 15, 1929. Art was the son of the late Arthur N. and Evelyn (Thorsen) Allert, Sr. He graduated from Austin High ...

Jessica J. Zerbst

MADISON, Wis. — Jessica J. Zerbst, 41, a resident of Madison, Wisconsin, and formerly of Dollar Bay, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017, at the University of Madison Hospital where she had been a patient since November 17, 2017. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are ...

Earl H. Lionts

HOUGHTON — Earl H. Lionts, 71, of Houghton, passed away on Saturday morning, December 2, 2017, at U.P. Health System - Portage Hospital in Hancock. The O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock has been assisting with the arrangements, which are still incomplete.