Obituaries

Doug Sherk

Doug Sherk, 80, a resident of Eagle Harbor, passed away on Sunday morning July 24, 2016 at the Omega House in Houghton.Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Otto A. Saterstad

Otto A. Saterstad, 87, a resident of Hancock, and former Stanton Township resident, died Saturday, July 23, 2016, at his home following a lengthy illness.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home of Hancock, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

Cecilia Ann Racine

LAKE LINDEN Cecilia Ann Racine, 82, of Lake Linden, passed away on July 22, 2016 at Crawford Continuing Care in Grayling, Mich.The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 27, at Saint Joseph Church in Lake Linden with Fr. Francis Dobrzenski to officiate. ...

Kathleen Weston, M.D.

GROSS POINTE - Kathleen Weston, M.D., 108, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2016, in Grosse Pointe.Kathleen was born on March 26, 1907, in Kenton, to Edna and William Shingler. She had two brothers, Keith, born in 1905, William (Bill), born in 1908, and one sister, Ruth Shingler ...

Ellen P. Bakka Varney

L'ANSE - Ellen P. Bakka Varney, 65, of 19505 Skanee Rd, L'Anse, passed away July 20, 2016, in Rochester, Minnesota.She was born on August 16, 1950, to Waino and the late Elma (Lahti) Bakka of Rock.She married Dana Varney on June 9, 1973. We recently celebrated thier 43rd anniversary.Ellen was a ...

Lyla Martha Eccles

L'ANSE - Lyla Martha Eccles, 95, of L'Anse, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 21, 2016, surrounded by her family at the Omega House in Houghton.She was born March 16, 1921, in Elo, the daughter of Kasper and Aina (Laurinen) Kyllonen. Growing up on the farm, she helped with chores such ...

Nicholas Joseph “Nick” Pender

MARQUETTE-EAGLE HARBOR - A celebration of life, commemorating the life of Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Pender, will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at St. Peter's By the Sea Church in Eagle Harbor at 12:30 p.m.Nicholas, 24, of Marquette, and former Eagle Harbor resident, entered eternal life ...

Phil Foltz

SOUTH RANGE -There will be a funeral Mass for Phil Foltz on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at the Holy Family Catholic church in South Range, at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon.

Alfred Thomas

HUBBELL - Alfred Thomas, 97, of Hubbell, passed away at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital on July 22, 2016.Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

John Wojciechowski

John Lee Wojciechowski, 71, of Skanee, Michigan, passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse.

Leonard LeClaire

Leonard LeClaire, of Baraga, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at UP Health System-Marquette.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse.

Lyla M. Eccles

Lyla Martha Eccles, 95, of L'Anse, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the Omega House in Houghton, Michigan.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse.

Doris Mae (Lamoureaux) Croteau

ONTONAGON - Doris Mae (Lamoureaux) Croteau, 84, of Ontonagon, passed away July 18, 2016, at our Lady of Mercy in Hubbell.She was born in Ontonagon on April 19, 1932, to Roy and Lyla (Roehm) Lamoureaux. She was raised on the family farm.Doris graduated from Ontonagon High School in 1950. Upon ...

Gordon H. Walikainen

SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. - Gordon H. Walikainen, 70, of Sun City West, Arizona, passed away on July 19, 2016.Gordie was born October 19, 1945, to Paul and Esther Walikainen and spent his childhood in Houghton and Detroit.He graduated from Henry Ford High School in 1963 and served in the United ...

Dorothy M. Schultz

BOOTJACK - Dorothy M. Schultz, 91, of Bootjack, passed away on July 20, 2016, at her home.She was born in Calumet on September 21, 1924, a daughter of Gustav and Emma (Kargela) Strom.She graduated from Calumet High School in 1942 and attended the IBM Business School. She worked for Blue Cross, ...

Karen Barbara Basto

ISHPEMING Karen Barbara Basto, 72, of 3325 Co. Rd. PD Ishpeming (Tilden Twp) passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at UP Health System-Marquette, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Ishpeming.Karen's family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, July 22, 2016, ...

Mary Lou Turin

MASS CITY Surrounded by her loved ones, Mary Lou Turin passed away on July 18, 2016, at Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, after her courageous battle with cancer.She was born in Ontonagon on May 8, 1934, to the late Michael and Louise (Desormeau) Rubich.Mary Lou graduated from ...

Janie Kommes

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP A private graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at the Mountain View Cemetery in South Range for Janie Kommes, 63, of Portage Township who died April 2, 2016. Arrangements are being handled by Mountain View Mortuary of South Range, Antila ...

Harriet I. Ozanich

MESA, Ariz/SOUTH RANGE Graveside services for Harriet I. Ozanich, 91, a resident of Mesa, Ariz and former South Range resident who passed away January 21, 2016 in Mesa will be held 4 pm Saturday July 23, 2016, in the Woodland Cemetery of Winona.To view Harriet's obituary or to send ...

Anita (Dick) Walrath

HANCOCK A memorial service for Anita (Dick) Walrath, 71, a resident of Hancock who passed away March 19, 2016, in Hancock, will be held 1 p.m. Saturday July 23, 2016, at the Zion Lutheran Church of Hancock with Pastors Jesse Aho and Jay Weidner officiating. Burial was in the Oskar ...