Obituaries

Helen Ann Kuhn (nee Smith)

TRAVERSE CITY — Helen Ann Kuhn (nee Smith), 85, passed into the arms of the Lord on Friday, August 11, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born May 15, 1932, in Hubbell, to Mabel and Stuart G. Smith, the fifth of nine children. Helen married Robert P. Kuhn on April 21, 1952. Their ...

Lincoln Thomas Rogers

CHASSELL — Our little miracle, Lincoln Thomas Rogers, came into this world on March 27, 2017. His beautiful presence left us on August 16, 2017. We are saddened to have had such a short amount of time with our adored and cherished little man. From the moment he was born, our prince was a ...

Viola “Dolly” Johnson

OTTER LAKE — Viola “Dolly” Johnson, 76, former resident of Traprock Valley and Otter Lake, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, August 20, 2017, at Portage Pointe where she had been a resident for the past four years. She was born on November 22, 1940, in Esko, Minnesota, a ...

Jean (Daniel) Kirkish

HOUGHTON — Jean (Daniel) Kirkish, 78, a resident of Houghton, passed away early Sunday morning, August 20, 2017, at her home with her family by her side. She was born on February 5, 1939, in Norway, Michigan, a daughter of the late Frank and Ethel (Erickson) Bergen. Jean was a graduate of ...

Lincoln Thomas Rogers

CHASSELL — Our little miracle, Lincoln Thomas Rogers, came into this world on March 27, 2017. His beautiful presence left us on August 16, 2017. We are saddened to have had such a short amount of time with our adored and cherished little man. So many folks are left with an unfillable void ...

Lincoln Thomas Rogers

CHASSELL — Lincoln Thomas Rogers, infant son of Crystal Rogers went to the Lord early Wednesday morning August 16, 2017, while on vacation with his mother. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Houghton are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a ...

Tage Phillip Seppanen

FREELAND - Our beautiful baby boy, Tage Phillip Seppanen, entered eternal peace in Heaven on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at six weeks old. Tage was born on June 29, 2017, and was the delight and joy of his parents, siblings and everyone who was lucky enough to love him during his time on this ...

Margaret M. Dorsky

L'ANSE - Margaret M. Dorsky, age 92, of L'Anse, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at Bayside Village, L'Anse. Mrs. Dorsky's complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservciechapel.com The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse has been ...

Clifford Joseph Morton

PELLA, Iowa — Clifford Joseph Morton, 78, born February 16, 1939, passed away peacefully at his home in Pella, Iowa, on August 5, 2017, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Anita Luoma Morton, M.D.; and his daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Charles Strey of Pella, Iowa, ...

John R. Karvola

FLORIDA LOCATION —John R. Karvola, 71, of Florida Location, passed away at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital on Sunday, August 13, 2017. John was born in Laurium to Raymond and Agnes (Sterk) Karvola on February 25, 1946. He attended Calumet High School and graduated with the Class of 1964. He ...

Pauline C. Jackovich

HOUGHTON — Pauline C. Jackovich, 99, passed away August 2, 2017. She was born February 22, 1918, in Dodgeville, a daughter of the late Frank and Pauline Burich. She is survived by her children, Pat (Rudy Babich) Wiater, Barbara (Don) Dorscht, Judy Schmidt and John Jackovich; her brother, ...

Tage Phillip Seppanen

FREELAND — Tage Phillip Seppanen, infant child of Greg and Jennifer Seppanen, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, August 12, 2017. Funeral services for Tage will be announced at a later time. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting the family with the ...

John R Karvola

John R Karvola, 71, passed away at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital on Sunday, August 13, 2017. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.

Paul Francis Hyypio

TAPIOLA — Paul Francis Hyypio, 85, a resident of Tapiola/Otter Lake, died Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls with his wife, Nancy K. by his side. He was born January 20, 1932, in Tapiola, Michigan, a son of the late John and Olga (Peterson) ...

Verna M. Githens

Verna M. Githens INMAN, S.C. — Verna Maanika Githens, 96, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 6, 2017. Born January 11, 1921, in Calumet, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Saima E. Tammi Maanika. Verna is survived by her daughter, Monica G. Hill; sons, Frederic C. Githens ...

Edith W. Matthews

HOUGHTON — Edith W. Matthews, 91, resident of the Bluffs in Houghton, passed away at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility on August 9, 2017, with her two daughters by her side. She was born on April 3, 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was married to Roy D. Matthews for 67 years. She is ...

Henry Nicholas Guili

MARQUETTE — Henry Nicholas Guili, 70, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Henry was born on December 16, 1946, in Hancock, to Louis and Rose (Persha) Guili and was raised in Trimountain. He graduated from Jeffers High School in 1965 and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 ...

Leroy Stewart ‘Stewey’ Seppala

HANCOCK — Leroy Stewart “Stewey” Seppala, 79, a resident of Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock for the past 45 years passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. He was born on March 15, 1938, at his home in Calumet to Arne and Ida (Paulson) Seppala. Stewey lived at the ...

Larry Arnold Harju

BOOTJACK — Larry Arnold Harju, 74, a resident of Bootjack passed away Sunday afternoon, August 6, 2017, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Detroit, on January 20, 1943, a son of Larry and Tyne Harju and attended school in Detroit. He married his childhood sweetheart, ...

Paul Douglas Normand

LAKE LINDEN — Paul Douglas Normand, 86, of Lake Linden, passed away on August 2, 2017, at The Lighthouse at Hubbell. He was born May 5, 1931, a son of Douglas and Helen (Hebert) Normand. He attended Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools. He served in the Marines from April of 1951 until April of ...