Obituaries

Edwin Oja

AHMEEK — Edwin Oja, 92, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility, where he had been a resident for the past three years. Edwin was born on November 12, 1924, in Fulton, a son of Andrew and Anna (Bensala) Oja. He attended Calumet High School ...

Irene Ida Kokko

SOUTH RANGE — Irene Ida Kokko, 92, died Thursday, February 16, 2017, at PortagePointe where she had been a resident for the past four years. Irene was born on February 26, 1924, in Baltic, a daughter of Erick and Ida (Perala) Karna. The family moved to Painesdale, when Irene was four. She ...

Isabelle DeLisle

LAKE LINDEN — Isabelle DeLisle, 102, a former resident of Lake Linden, passed away at Cherrywood Nursing Center in Sterling Heights, on February 11, 2017. She was born on September 21, 1914, in Calumet, a daughter of William and Mary Jane Odgers. She worked at Michigan Tech as a cook’s ...

Matt H. Waisanen

MARQUETTE — Matt H. Waisanen, 87, formerly of the Copper Country, now residing at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at U.P. Health System-Marquette Hospital. He was born on April 30, 1929, at Franklin Mine Location to the late ...

Brock Dale Leinonen

DETROIT — Brock Dale Leinonen, 57, of the Detroit area and formerly of Calumet, passed away on February 14, 2017. He was born July 24, 1959, in Downey, California, to Karl and Elaine Leinonen. Brock spent his formative years in Calumet attending the local schools. After high school, he ...

Aili Hilda Sophie Vaughan

CHASSELL — Aili Hilda Sophie Vaughan of Chassell, died on February 12, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas, after a long illness. Aili was born on November 19, 1929, in Askel, to Matti and Hilia (Moilanen) Tauriainen. She married Harry H. Vaughan, in Askel on June 7, 1950, and in 1959, they moved ...

Irene I. Kokko

Irene I. Kokko, 92, a resident of South Range, passed away Thursday February 16, 2017, at Portage Pointe in Hancock where she had been a resident for the past four years. Funeral services for Irene will be held later this spring at Grace Lutheran Church of South Range. The Memorial ...

Sylvin A. Ott

Sylvin A. Ott, 91, a resident of Chassell, passed away Thursday February 16, 2017, at home. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Matt H. Waisanen

MARQUETTE — Matt H. Waisanen, 87, formerly of the Copper Country, now residing at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at U.P. Health System Marquette Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later from ...

Leonard Pelto

TAPIOLA - Leonard Pelto, 96, died Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility, in Hancock, where he had been a resident for one and one-half years. He was born on the family farm near Pelkie, the son of Edward and Ilmi (Aho) Pelto. Leonard attended the Pelkie ...

Gail T. Immonen

GREENLAND - Gail T. Immonen, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at Aspirus Ontonagon hospitals Long Term Care Unit. She was born in Ontonagon, on January 3, 1936, to the late Ivan and Alyce (Draze) Martin. On May 5, 1956, she married the love of her life Kenneth Immonen from ...

Grace Trudell

PORTAGE POINTE - Grace Trudell, 91, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017, at the Franklin House in Portage Pointe. Grace was born to Adelord and Mary (Huot) Hamel on August 25, 1925, in Lake Linden. She attended Lake Linden High School, graduating with the Class of 1944. She was ...

William Drott

William Drott of Aurora Colorado passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Funeral Services eill be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Newcomer Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. located at 901 S. Sheridan Blvd., Lakewood, Colorado, 80223.

Isabelle DeLisle

Isabelle DeLisle, 102, former resident of Lake Linden, passed away at Cherrywood Nursing Center in Sterling Heights, MI on February 11, 2017. The funeral will be at 11 am on Saturday, February 25, at the Peace Funeral Home in Lake Linden with Pastor Jayme Palaszeski to officiate. Lunch to ...

Judith “Judy” Rota

PHOENIX – Judith “Judy” Rota, 73, a resident of Phoenix, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Friday, February 10, 2017. After being diagnosed with cancer, three years ago, an angel was sent to help her with her courageous battle. Her friend, live-in ...

Sharon R. Powers

COPPER HARBOR – Sharon R. Powers, 81, of Copper Harbor, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Houghton Country Medical Care Facility, Hancock. She was born in Lockport, New York, on October 22, 1935, to the late George and Alma (St. Onge) Ramming. Sharon attended Medina High ...

Grace Trudell

PORTAGE POINTE – Grace Trudell, 91, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017, at the Franklin House in Portage Pointe. Grace was born to Adelord and Mary (Huot) Hamel on August 25, 1925, in Lake Linden. She attended Lake Linden High School graduating with the Class of 1944. She was ...

Judy Rota

Judy Rota, 73, a resident of Phoenix passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Friday, February 10, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Isabelle DeLisle

LAKE LINDEN – Isabelle DeLisle, 102, former resident of Lake Linden, passed away at Cherrywood Nursing Center in Sterling Heights, Mich. on February 11, 2017. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Leonard W. Pelto

Leonard W. Pelto, 96, are former resident of Tapiola, passed away Saturday February 11, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where he had been a resident for the past year and a half. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock is assisting the family ...