Obituaries

Allan D. “Al” Biekkola

HOUGHTON - Allan D. "Al" Biekkola, 77, a resident of Houghton, died on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at the Omega House.He was born on August 9, 1939, in Laurium, a son of Waino and Verna (Besonen) Biekkola and was a 1957 graduate of the Houghton High School.Al was employed for many years as ...

Peter P. Wiita

LAKE LINDEN - Peter P. Wiita, 76, of Lake Linden, passed away at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital after a short illness, on October 10, 2016.He was born at Big Traverse on May 7, 1940, a son of John and Marion Wiita. He graduated from Lake Linden-Hubbell High School in 1959.He worked as a commercial ...

Raymond Kemppainen Sr.

BARAGA - Raymond Kemppainen Sr., 85, of Baraga, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at his home.He was born May 10, 1931, in Keweenaw Bay, son of Erick and Alma (Hilberg) Kemppainen.Ray was in the US Army from 1952 to 1953 and then the Army Reserve until 1960.He married the former ...

Benjamin Jerald “Ben” Lytikainen

Benjamin Jerald "Ben" Lytikainen, 25, of L'Anse passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, October 18, 2016.Funeral arrangements for Ben are incomplete and will be announced by the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse.Condolences for the family may be sent to www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com.

Allan D. “Al” Biekkola

Allan D. "Al" Biekkola, 77, a resident of Houghton, died Wednesday at the Omega House. A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Houghton. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the church. ...

Jeremy Chad Kuivanen

A graveside service for Jeremy Chad Kuivanen 42, a resident of Milford, MI, who passed away August 25, 2016, will be held 10:30 am Saturday October 22, 2016, at the Elo Cemetery with Pastor Chuck Bylkas to officiate. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell are ...

Gary L. Dubey

HANCOCK - Gary L. Dubey, 71, a resident of Hancock and former Ontonagon resident, passed away Sunday afternoon, October 16, 2016, at the Omega House in Houghton following a short battle with cancer.He was born on November 21, 1944, in Ontonagon, the son of Ward and Ellen (Killoran) Dubey. He ...

Sandra L. Witz

SKANEE Sandra L. Witz, 73, of Skanee, passed away unexpectedly at the Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L'Anse on Monday, October 17, 2016.Funeral services for Sandra will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse, with Pastor Peter Suomela ...

William George “Bill” Rowe

HOUGHTON William George 'Bill' Rowe, 79, of Mill Road, Houghton, passed away Tuesday evening, October 11, 2016, at UP Health System - Marquette.Bill 'Row Boat' was born August 12, 1937, in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada, to George and Ida Rowe.He moved to Houghton, in the late 1950s to attend ...

Louise Keranen

Louise Keranen, 77 of Mass City, Mich. passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse.

Raymond Kemppainen

Raymond Kemppainen, 85 of Baraga, Mich. passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at his home.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home.

Alden J. “Hank” Norkol

HANCOCK CANAL - Alden J. "Hank" Norkol, 78, a resident of the Hancock Canal, passed away on Sunday evening, October 16, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where he had been a resident for the past year.He was born on January 27, 1938, in Hancock, a son of the late ...

Frank L. “Kinko” Perfetti

PAINESDALE - Frank L. "Kinko" Perfetti, 69, a resident of Painesdale, died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 13, 2016.He was born May 24, 1947, in Hancock, a son of the late Frank M. and Beatrice (Harry) Perfetti and was a 1965 graduate of the Jeffers High School.After graduation, Frank went to ...

Mary Lou Lamain

BURNSVILLE, Minn. - Mary Lou Lamain, 71, of Burnsville, passed into the loving arms of Our Lord on September 17, 2016.She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Louella Wood.Mary Lou grew up in West St. Paul. She attended Sibley High School and then transferred to Shattuck St. Mary's ...

Floyd E. Camps

HOUGHTON - Floyd E. Camps, 87, a former resident of Houghton, passed away on Friday, evening October 14, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where he had been a resident since March.He was born on January 31, 1929, in Caspian, a son of the late Royal and Mae (Hillman) ...

Paul S. Perreault

LAKE LINDEN - Paul S. Perreault, 61, of Lake Linden, passed away on October 10, 2016, in Ann Arbor.He was born on November 6, 1954, in Laurium, a son of Margaret (Devine) and Lionel Perreault.He was a 1973 graduate of Lake Linden-Hubbell High School. He graduated from Gogebic Community College ...

Geraldine Babcock

Geraldine Babcock, age 57, a resident of Calumet, passed away at her home with her family by her side on Sunday October 16, 2016.Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Frank L. Perfetti

A Mass of Christian Burial for Frank L. Perfetti, 69, of Painesdale, who died Thursday, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Holy Family Catholic Church in South Range. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Mountain View Mortuary in South Range, with a ...

Alden “Hank” Norkol

HANCOCK CANAL Alden "Hank" Norkol, 78, a resident of the Hancock Canal, passed away Sunday afternoon October 16, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where he had been a resident for the past year.The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are ...

Gary L. Dubey

HANCOCK/ONTONAGON Gary L. Dubey, 71, a resident of Hancock and former Ontonagon resident, passed away Sunday afternoon October 16, 2016, at the Omega House in Houghton following a short battle with cancer.The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock is assisting the family with ...