Obituaries

Bruce D. Mitchell

HANCOCK — Bruce D. Mitchell, 82, of Hancock, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Lighthouse of Hancock. He was born on July 15, 1934, in Hancock to the late George and Lyle (Crowley) Mitchell and was a graduate of Hancock Central High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army, ...

Fay A. Kuitunen

Fay A. Kuitunen LAURIUM — Fay A. Kuitunen, 80, a resident of Laurium entered into eternal glory on Thursday, May 4, 2017. She was born on August 3, 1936, in Allouez to Reuben and Ina (Soivio) Bammert. Fay attended Calumet High School and graduated with the Class of 1953. She was a gentle ...

Roy L. Harju

Roy L. Harju, 89, a resident of Arcadian Location, passed away Friday morning May 5, 2017, at the Omega House after a battle with cancer. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced, at a later time.

Edward Michael Skoviak

GRANGER, Ind. — Edward Michael Skoviak, 86, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Granger, Indiana. Edward was born in Trimountai. September 2, 1930, to Edward and Barbara (Iskra) Skoviak. He married Shirley Colclasure, November 21, 1953, in Ontonagon. Edward graduated from Ontonagon ...

John J. Marsolino Jr.

HOUGHTON — John J. Marsolino Jr., 84, lost his battle with Alzheimer’s disease on April 8, 2017. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on October 31, 1932. His family came here from Italy before he was born. John met Anne Thomson and they married in 1965. John helped raise and loved ...

Mary Margaret Kump

CALUMET – Mary Margaret Kump, 74, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side after a brave battle with Parkinson’s disease and oral cancer on Sunday, April 30, 2017. She was born on May 12, 1942, in Calumet, the oldest daughter of Richard and Mary ...

Faith E. Isaacson

CALUMET – Faith E. Isaacson, 93, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. She was born on August 24, 1923, in Calumet to Edward and Elizabeth (Peterson) Nordstrom. Faith ...

Paul Francis Cloutier

A Mass of Christian Burial for Paul Francis Cloutier who passed away January 14, 2017, will be held at Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, May 6th at 10 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Abraham Mupparathara to officiate. A luncheon to remember and celebrate Paul's life will follow the internment. Ryan Funeral ...

Mary Margaret Kump

CALUMET — Mary Margaret Kump, 74, passed away at her home on Sunday evening April 30, 2017. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Faith E. Isaacson

Faith E. Isaacson, 93, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. A funeral service will be held at noon on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Erickson Crowley Peterson ...

Bruce D. Mitchell

HANCOCK — Bruce D. Mitchell, 82, of Hancock, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Lighthouse at Hancock. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later from the O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock.

Alice L. Zozula

GAYLORD — Alice L. Zozula, 94, a resident of Gaylord and former summertime visitor to the Copper Country, passed away Friday morning, April 28, 2017, at the Sun Valley Senior Living in Troy. The former, Alice Pakki was born on May 23, 1922, in Trimountain. As a young woman, she moved ...

Paul Francis Clouthier

A Mass of Christian Burial for Paul Francis Clouthier who passed away January 14, 2017, will be held at Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, May 6th at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Abraham Mupparathara to officiate. A Luncheon to remember and celebrate Paul's life will follow the internment. Ryan ...

James T. “Duke” Dusincki

COVINGTON - James T. “Duke” Dusincki, 70, of Covington, died peacefully Friday, April 21, 2017, at his home. He was born in Dearborn, on March 12, 1947, the son of the late John and Laverne (Johnson) Dusincki. Duke was raised in Wayne and moved to L’Anse in the 7th grade. He ...

James Thomas Morrissey

CHASSELL — James Thomas Morrissey, 93, a resident of the Portage Entry district of Chassell for the past 19 years, passed away on Good Friday morning, April 14, 2017, at the home he so loved and shared with his wife, Arleen. He had been fighting an ongoing battle with cancer for many ...

William Henry Hahn

LUDINGTON — William Henry Hahn, 87, of Ludington, passed away peacefully April 21, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon. He was born on August 26, 1929, in Manistee to the late Edward Otto Leo and Meta Fredricka (Budde) Hahn as the youngest of five children. He grew up on the family farm in ...

Gordon J. Mars

CENTENNIAL HEIGHTS — Gordon J. Mars, 82, born in Centennial Heights, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017. He was the youngest child of Richard and Nanna (Tulppo) Mars; brother of Ruth Wiitanen, Rueben Mars, Karl (Gussie) Mars and Shirley Makolin. Gordie moved to the Detroit area, where ...

Garfield W. Hood

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — Garfield W. Hood, 71, passed away peacefully, Friday, April 21, 2017, in Englewood, Florida, as a result of a stroke. He was born June 29, 1945, to Leonore Johanna Hood and William “Oz” Oswald Hood, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1948, he moved with his parents ...

William Henry Hahn

LUDINGTON — William Henry Hahn, 87, of Ludington, passed away peacefully April 21, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon. He was born on August 26, 1929, in Manistee to the late Edward Otto Leo and Meta Fredricka (Budde) Hahn as the youngest of five children. He grew up on the family farm in ...

James Thomas Morrissey

CHASSELL – James Thomas Morrissey, 93, a resident of the Portage Entry district of Chassell for the past 19 years, passed away on Good Friday morning, April 14, 2017, at the home he so loved and shared with his wife, Arleen. He had been fighting an ongoing battle with cancer for many ...