Obituaries

Gregory Magnuson

BOOTJACK — Gregory Magnuson, 61, of Bootjack Road, Lake Linden, passed away peacefully in Rochester, Minnesota, on June 20, 2017. Greg was born in Ishpeming on July 21, 1955, the son of Donald and Beverly (Johnson) Magnuson. He graduated from Ishpeming High School in 1973. Following high ...

Elsa Irene Keranen (Lukkari) Robb

ONTONAGON — Elsa Irene Keranen (Lukkari) Robb, a long-time resident of the Houghton County Medical Care facility, ascended to glory on June 22, 2017. She was born on January 4, 1925, in Wainola, to parents, John and Anna Keranen. She grew up on the farm with her nine siblings and graduated ...

Shawn Leche

CALUMET — Shawn F. Leche, 63, a resident of Calumet, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at home following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements.

Mary Ellen Carroll

TAMARACK CITY — Mary Ellen Carroll, 75, resident of Tamarack City, passed away at her home on June 20, 2017. She was born in Arkansas on May 25, 1942, a daughter of Floyd and Inez Hopkins. She was a graduate of Mercy High School in Detroit and Henry Ford Community College with a degree in ...

Gregory Magnuson

BOOTJACK — Gregory Magnuson, 61, of Bootjack, passed away in Rochester, Minnesota on June 20, 2017. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Jeanette M. ‘Milli’ (Rautio) Curtiss

ALAMOGORDO, New Mexico — Jeanette M. “Milli” (Rautio) Curtiss, 72, a resident of Alamogordo, New Mexico, passed away Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, at home following a lengthy illness. She was born on March 5, 1945, in Redridge, Michigan, a daughter of the late Wayne and Gertrude ...

Glenn Peterson

YPSILANTI — Glenn Peterson, son of Amelia and the late Reuben Peterson, passed away on June 14, 2017, at the age of 68. For the past 30 years he has lived in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He is survived by his mother, Amelia; by his siblings, Carol, Joyce, Jerry and Kristine; and by nieces, ...

Mary Carroll

TAMARACK CITY — Mary Carroll, 75, of Tamarack City, passed away at her home on June 20, 2017. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Wilbert A. ‘Bert’ Kesanen

CALUMET — Wilbert A. “Bert” Kesanen, 81, passed away on Saturday June 17, 2017, at the Lighthouse Nursing Home. Graveside services will be held later this summer. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

George Albert “Brud” Johnson

ROSEVILLE, California — After all his flying was done and he had reached many of his goals, George Albert Johnson passed away peacefully on June 2, 2017, at Sutter General Hospital, Roseville, California at the age of 93. George was born on May 6, 1924, in Ishpeming, the second of six ...

Michael A. Rowe

MOSINEE, Wisconsin — Michael A. Rowe, 57, Mosinee, died Monday, June 12, 2017 at his home. He was born July 13, 1959, in Laurium, the son of Annette “Candy” (Sorsen) Gagnon of Fulton and the late Donald Rowe. Survivors include two children, Amanda (Michael) Cline, Mosinee and ...

Ruth S. (Bammert) Karpinen

HOUGHTON — Ruth S. (Bammert) Karpinen, 87, of Madison Heights and the Bluffs, died in her sleep March 26, 2017, surrounded by family. She was born in Allouez Township on July 15, 1929, daughter of the late Rueben and Ina (Soivio) Bammert. Ruth was a 1947 graduate of the Calumet High ...

Elaine Faith Gasperich

SOUTH LYON — Elaine Faith Gasperich, age 85, passed away September 25, 2016. She was born in 1931 to Howard and Esther (Larson) Linja in Laurium. Elaine married Joseph Gasperich in 1952 and settled in Redford Township to raise their family. Elaine was of Finnish descent and it was her ...

Josephine Mary Krause

EAGLE HARBOR — Josephine Mary Krause, 101, a resident of Eagle Harbor township passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, June 15,2017. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Sandra L. (Jonathan) Henkel

PELKIE — Sandra L. (Jonathan) Henkel, 75, a resident of Pelkie, passed away June 8, 2017, in Petersburg, Alaska, while on vacation. She was born on October 13, 1941, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Donald and Shirley (Beil) Taylor. Sandra was raised in the Bethlehem, ...

Marlene B. Adams

EDEN PRAIRIE — Marlene B. Adams, 75, of Eden Prairie passed away May 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Mary Bracco. Marlene is survived by her husband, Carl. Private family services were held. Interment Lakeview Cemetery in Calumet. In lieu of flowers, ...

Viola J. Brown

DULUTH, Minn. — A sharing of memories for Viola J. Brown, a former resident of Duluth, who passed away on September 20, 2016 will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday June, 17, 2017. This sharing will be held at the Portage Lake United Church. Consider this an opportunity to meet her ...

Harold R. ‘Harky’ Usitalo

HANCOCK — Harold R. “Harky” Usitalo, 84, of Lakeview Manor in Hancock, passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, June 10, 2017, of an apparent heart attack. He was born on April 17, 1933, to Fred H. Harry, Sr. and Sophia Onkalo. After graduating from Houghton High School in ...

Hjalmer A. Frusti

HANCOCK — Hjalmer A. Frusti, 82, a former resident of Hancock, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Gardenview Assisted Living and Memory Care in Calumet. He was born on November 16, 1934, in Calumet to Emil and Anni (Bagge) Frusti. Hjalmer ...

Jack Peters

SALEM, Mo. — Jack Peters was born August 10, 1937 in Grosse Ile, to Edward and Ellen (Saari) Peters and passed away June 9, 2017, in Salem, Missouri, at the age of 79 years. Jack honorably served in The United States Navy from November 14, 1955, until October 27, 1957. Jack Peters was united ...