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Obituaries

Audrey M. Willmer

LAKE LINDEN – Audrey M. Willmer, 83, of Lake Linden, passed away at her home after a short illness, on November 26, 2016. She was born on September 6, 1933, a daughter of Clark and Louise (Beaudoin) Crouch. She attended Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools. She was married to Paul Willmer on May ...

Helen McCormick

HUBBELL – Helen McCormick, 83, of Hubbell, passed away at Our Lady of Mercy on November 28, 2016. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Ellen K. Lynch

HOUGHTON – Ellen K. Lynch, 99, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016, at the Omega House. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Kathleen ‘Kathy’ Senia Wollan

DOLLAR BAY — Kathleen “Kathy” Senia Wollan, 67, of Dollar Bay, died Sunday, November 20, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where she had been a patient for the past week. She was born March 8, 1949, in Lincoln Park, the daughter of the late Reuben and Senia ...

Sharon Rheault

BOOTJACK - Sharon Rheault, 75, of Bootjack, passed away peacefully at her home, with her family by her side, on November 23, 2016. She was born on December 25, 1940, a daughter of George and Ellen Pini. She graduated from Lake Linden-Hubbell High School in 1958. Sharon was married to Ron ...

Caroline Janet Mitchell

RANDOM LAKE, Wis. - Caroline Janet Mitchell, of Random Lake, Wisconsin, passed away on November 6, 2016. Carol was born July 25, 1946, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to the daughter of Joseph A. Sorgent and Caroline A. (Deziel) Sorgent. Carol was united in marriage with William C. Mitchell, on ...

Charles Henry Heikkinen

CALUMET — Charles Henry Heikkinen, 87, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 18, 2016, at the Delaware House in Portage Pointe. He was born on September 16, 1929, in Traprock Valley to Henry and Johanna (Takela) Heikkinen. Charles attended the Traprock Valley ...

Cody B. Nichols

CHASSELL — Cody B. Nichols, 12, a resident of Chassell, passed away at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where he had been a patient for the past week. He was born on June 11, 2004, in Laurium, a son of Connie (Hurley) Nichols and the late Henry Nichols. Cody had attended the ...

Donald C. ‘Shorty’ Richards

DOLLAR BAY -  Donald C. “Shorty” Richards, 86, a longtime resident of Dollar Bay, now residing in Houghton, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at U.P Health System-Portage in Hancock. He was born on July 11, 1930, in Hancock to the late Harold William and Fannie Eleanor (Ranta) ...

Kathleen ‘Kathy’ Senia Wollan

DOLLAR BAY — Kathleen “Kathy” Senia Wollan, 67, of Dollar Bay, died Sunday, November 20, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where she had been a patient for the past week. She was born March 8, 1949, in Lincoln Park, the daughter of the late Reuben and Senia ...

Mary M. Barrette

CALUMET — Mary M. Barrette, 71, a former resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at U.P. Health System-Portage. She was born on April 25, 1945, in Lake Linden, to Wilfred and Bernadette (Baillargeon) Fountaine. She attended the ...

Thomas ‘Tom’ Edinborough

Funeral services for Thomas “Tom” Edinborough, 66, of Hancock, who died November 18, 2016, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home in Hancock.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and 1 hour prior to the service on Wednesday in ...

Lucille Puuri

Funeral services for Lucille Puuri, 86, of White Pine, who died  November 21, 2016, will be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hancock.  Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday in the church.  Arrangements are being handled ...

Louisa ‘Rusty’ Sustarich (Russell)

Louisa “Rusty” Sustarich (Russell), 84, a former resident of Chassell, passed away November 19, 2016 in Macomb, Michigan. In keeping with her wishes no funeral services will held at this time.  Both Louisa and her husband John will be taken back home and buried at Forest Hill Cemetery ...

Carlos Bessolo

Carlos Bessolo, 77, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Friday November 25, 2016 at Our Lady of Mercy Health and Rehab in Hubbell. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Sharon Rheault

BOOTJACK — Sharon Rheault, 75, of Bootjack, passed away at her home on November 23, 2016. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

John Wheeler

John Wheeler, 22, a resident of Portage Township, passed away Wednesday November 23, 2016, from injuries received in an automobile accident. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Houghton are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

William H. Frabotta

EAGLE RIVER — William H. Frabotta, 85, passed away at his home on Five Mile Point on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Donald K. Zerbst

IRONWOOD — Donald K. Zerbst, 81, of Erwin Township, died peacefully on Sunday evening, November 20, 2016, at Westgate Nursing, Rehabilitation and Assisted Living Community in Ironwood. He was born on October 18, 1935, in Houghton, the son of the late Fred and Ida (Kangas) Zerbst. His work ...

Dennis Lee Kitchen

HANCOCK — Dennis Lee Kitchen, 66, a resident of Hancock, passed away on November 17, 2016, in Okemos, of a heart related complication. He was born on December 2, 1949, in Hancock, the only son and last child of the late Alfred and Annabelle (Fountaine) Kitchen. Raised as a loving son of Dr. ...