Obituaries

David Roche Murphy

LAURIUM — After conducting routine downtown business on Friday, March 10, David Roche Murphy, a Laurium native and a retired senior Merchant Marine officer decorated by the U.S. Navy for at-sea support of the battle fleet in 1990-91 Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, returned to his ...

Karen L. Cavaleri

HUBBELL — Karen L. Cavaleri, a resident of Hubbell, passed away at the Omega House in Houghton, following a short illness. She was born on March 15, 1950, in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, a daughter of Robert and Betty (Bakken) Haas. As a child, Karen was raised in Hawaii, where she graduated ...

Marie Harjala

CALUMET — Marie Harjala, 94, a resident of Calumet, Copper City and Lac La Belle, and for the past two years a resident of the Norlite Nursing Home in Marquette, went home to be with the Lord on March 16, 2017. She was born on March 4, 1923, in Muskegon, a daughter of the late William and ...

Marie Harjala

Marie Harjala, 94, a resident of Calumet and for the past two years a resident of the Norlite Nursing Home in Marquette, went home to be with the Lord on March 16, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Danny R. Koski

NEENAH, Wis. – Danny R. Koski, 59, of Neenah, Wisconsin, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March, 6, 2017, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah. He was born on October 10, 1957, in Michigan, a son of the late Raymond and Bertha (Winquist) Koski. Danny was employed with ...

Dr. Timothy Wilkes Dohrenwend

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at Mission United Lutheran Church in Pelkie for Dr. Timothy Wilkes Dohrenwend, who died unexpectedly on January 26, 2017, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A luncheon will follow. Timothy is survived by his wife and ...

Marlene (Rintamaki) Lassila Ylitalo

ISHPEMING – The angels came to take our dear mom and Gran., Marlene, home on Wednesday evening, March 8, 2017, while at the peaceful Hospice of the Valley-Sherman House in Phoenix, Arizona. The last days of her 78 years were spent surrounded by the great love of her family. On October 31, ...

Gerald E. Kotila

Gerald E. Kotila, 83, a resident of the Bluffs Senior Living Community and former Hancock resident, passed away the UP Health Systems Portage Hospital, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, where he had been a patient for the past day. The Memorial Chapel Funeral & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock ...

Thomas Quigley Berry

Thomas Quigley Berry, 86, of L’Anse, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L’Anse. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Edwin T. Risku

Edwin T. Risku, 62, of Watton, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home.

Ron Wiitanen

HOUGHTON - Ron Wiitanen, 83, a resident of Houghton, died on Friday, March 10, 2017, at UP Health System-Portage. He was born on July 5, 1933, in Hancock, to Casper and Anna (Paavo) Wiitanen, the youngest of nine children. He was a 1952 graduate of Houghton High School, where he was a star ...

Guy M. Wilson Caspary

SOUTH RANGE - Guy M. Wilson Caspary, 94, a long-time resident of South Range, died Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. Guy was born on June 17, 1922, in Houghton, a son of the late Joseph and Myrtle (Andrew) Caspary. Guy graduated from the ...

Wesley H. Kemppainen

Wesley H. Kemppainen, age 92 of Alston, MI, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. Private family services will be held. Burial will be in the Pelkie Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Jacobson Funeral Home. Friends may sign ...

Louis F. Paredes

Louis F. Paredes, 88, a resident of Dollar Bay passed away Saturday morning March 11, 2017, at the Omega House in Houghton. As requested no visitation or service will be held. To send condolences to Louis's family please visit www.memorialchapel.net. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe ...

Uno W. Keranen

HANCOCK — Uno W. Keranen, 94, of Hancock, passed away peacefully at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility on Wednesday morning, March 8, 2017. He was born on January 10, 1923, in Painesdale. He was the son of the late Eli and Hilma (Heikkinen) Keranen. Uno attended Hancock High School ...

Carl Bricco

CALIFORNIA — Carl Bricco, passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family on March 2, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parent’s, Marie and Edward Bricco; and brother, Keith Bricco. He is survived by his sister, Marian Collins and extended family.

David M. Lampinen

CHASSELL - David M. Lampinen, 55, a resident of Chassell, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at his home. He was born on November 12, 1961, in Chassell, a son of the late Roy G. and Dorothy T. (Golden) Lampinen. David graduated from Chassell High School and Michigan ...

Hubert ‘Hue’ Tossava

LAKE LINDEN — Hubert “Hue” Tossava, 84, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility. He was born in Hancock on April 18, 1932, a son of Fred and Hilda (Juntunen) and attended local schools. Hue served as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy during the ...

Judith (Judy) A. Steffel

WAUSAU - Judith (Judy) A. Steffel, beloved by her dogs, cats, goats, and human family, died Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Wausau, Wisconsin, in hospice care after a recurrence of breast cancer. She was 66. Judy was a woman of many talents, having served, among others, as a lab sample courier, ...