Obituaries

Charles D. Kilpela

SOUTH RANGE — Charles D. Kilpela, 56, of South Range, died at The Lighthouse at Hancock Health Center, Tuesday, November 13, 2018, following a courageous battle with cancer. Burial with military honors from the Copper Country Veterans Association will be held at the Elo Cemetery. The ...

Ralph John Bammert Jr.

LAURIUM — Ralph John Bammert, Jr., 85, passed away peacefully on November 8, 2018, at UP Health System-Marquette. Ralph was born on June 5, 1933, in Laurium, and was the son of Ralph John Bammert, Sr. and Cecelia (Hebert) Bammert, of Mohawk. He graduated from Calumet High School in 1951, ...

Robert Leroy White

CHASSELL — It is with deep and heavy sadness that we announce the death of Robert Leroy White, who passed on November 7, 2018, at Troy Beaumont Hospital. Bob was born in Detroit, in 1938, a son of Chester and Irene (Krym) White, moving to the Upper Peninsula and living in Chassell for most ...

Alec Fisher

CHASSELL — Alec Fisher, 19, a resident of Chassell, passed away Friday morning, November 9, 2018, from injuries received in an automobile accident while driving on icy roads. He was born Alexander James Fisher, on December 1, 1998, in Ann Arbor, a son of Gregg and Sharon (Miller) Fisher. ...

Clint Sundstrom

HOUGHTON — Clint Sundstrom, 76, a well-known retired Houghton businessman, died at home from cancer on November 6, 2018. Clint was born on August 3, 1942, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Hilmer and Barbara Day Sundstrom. Clint spent his early years in Bridgeport. He had fond memories of ...

Brian Berghefer

CALUMET — Brian Berghefer, 60, a resident of Quincy Street in Calumet, passed away peacefully at his home, following a short battle with cancer, on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. He was born on April 12, 1958, in Germany, a son of the late Ray and Barbara (O’Brien) Berghefer. He graduated ...

Adele Spear

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Adele Spear, 53, passed away on September 12, 2018, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after a short and unexpected illness. Her gentle departure from this world was only hours prior to the fury and destruction of Hurricane Florence’s arrival into Wilmington. She ...

Michael T. Parker Jr.

LAKE LINDEN — Michael T. Parker Jr., four months, infant son of Rebecca Rigney and Michael Parker, and great-grandchild of Patricia Waatti, passed away unexpectedly on October 20, 2018. The funeral services were held privately.

Ralph J. Bammert

Laurium — Ralph J. Bammert, 85, passed away on Thursday, November 8th, 2019, at Marquette General Hospital, where he had been a patient for the last week. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Alec Fisher

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP — Alec Fisher, 19, a resident of Portage Township, passed away Friday morning, November 9, 2018, from injuries received in an automobile accident. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced ...

Dolores J. Schneller

CALUMET — Dolores J. Schneller, 89, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. She was born on March 19, 1929, in Detroit, to John and Florence (Peterson) Trudell. She attended the local schools and graduated ...

Clint Sundstrom

ATLANTIC MINE — Clint Sundstrom, a well-known retired Houghton businesman, died at his home from cancer on November 6, 2018. The O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting with the arrangements which are still incomplete.

Brian Berghefer

CALUMET — Brian Berghefer, 60, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.

Clarice Marie Karry

HANCOCK — Clarice Marie Karry, 60, of Hancock, died at her home on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Clarice was born in Hancock, on December 9, 1957, the daughter of the late Joseph and Geraldine (Perry) Karry, and was a graduate of Hancock High School. She worked at the Book Concern Printers ...

Dennis Lee Quasius

DOLLAR BAY — Dennis “Big Den” Lee Quasius, 75, a resident of Dollar Bay, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Aspirus hospital in Laurium. He was born on January 1, 1943, to William and Rosemary (Destrampe) Quasius in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Dennis drove truck throughout his ...

James Robert Bacon (Jim)

AUSTIN, Texas — James Robert Bacon (Jim), 66, passed away in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, November 3, 2018. He was born in Hancock to Lloyal and Elaine (Pearson) Bacon, who are deceased. Jim is survived by his siblings, Diane Cavis of Holmen, Wisconsin, Marlys Bacon of Hancock Township, ...

John (Jack) Sziber

TAPIOLA — John (Jack) Sziber, 78, of Tapiola, passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton. John was born April 19, 1940, in Baraga, the son of the late Oscar and Mary (Price) Heikkinen. He was raised on Askel hill with his five siblings and attended the Doelle ...

Pauline Mae (Toyra, Hakala) Belopavlovich

HUBBELL — Pauline Belopavlovich, 91, a resident of Christian Community Home in Osceola, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on October 20, 2018. Pauline was born in Calumet, to Wilbert and Aina (Jarvi) Toyra, on May 3, 1927. She grew up in the Copper Country and graduated from Dollar ...

Elma E. White

NEGAUNEE — Elma E. White, 87, a resident of Negaunee and former long-time Harvey resident, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the Teal Lake Senior Living Community in Negaunee. Funeral Services for Elma will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at the Atlantic Mine ...

Dennis L. Quasius

DOLLAR BAY — Dennis L. Quasius, 75, of Dollar Bay, died on October 31, 2018 at Aspirus-Keweenaw Hospital. The O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock is in charge of the arrangements which are still incomplete.