Obituaries

Robert Lee Whipple Sr.

SOUTH RANGE — Robert Lee Whipple, Sr., 71, a resident of South Range, died Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at UP Health System Portage. He was born December 11, 1946, in Grand Rapids, a son of the late Myron and Lillian (Wellman) Whipple. Bob received his Master’s degree in Mechanical ...

Shirley Eileen (Doering) Meyers

GLEN MILLS, Penn. — Shirley Eileen (Doering) Meyers, 88, of Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, formerly of Seabrook Island, South Carolina, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She was born to Stephen and Ina Beck Doering in Duluth, Minnesota, she graduated from Houghton High School and ...

George C. Miller

HANCOCK — George C. Miller, 83, a former Hurontown resident, died Monday, October 29, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. He was born March 3, 1935, in Hancock, a son of the late George and Viola (Buckman) Miller and attended the Isle Royale School in ...

Lucas Easterling

CALUMET — Lucas Easterling, 21, son, grandson, brother, uncle and beloved friend, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018. Lucas loved a lot - classic films and music, video games, playing instruments, and his time in band, JROTC and Raiders at Calumet High School. But if you asked anyone, ...

Robert Lee ‘Bob’ Whipple Sr.

SOUTH RANGE —Robert Lee “Bob” Whipple Sr., 71, of South Range, died Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at UP Health System Portage. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Mountain View Mortuary of South Range, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

Adlegunde ‘Toni’ Sakkinen

CALUMET — Adlegunde “Toni” Sakkinen, 82, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at UP Health System-Marquette. She was born on February 13, 1936, to Gotthard and Paulina (Bott) Stuhler in Reichmannshausen, Germany. She attended the local schools and graduated ...

Lucas A. Easterling

CALUMET — Lucas A. Easterling, 21, a resident of Calumet, passed away October 28, 2018. A funeral service will be held at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 5 p.m. Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home on Thursday, ...

Rick (Carl) Hayrynen

TOIVOLA — Rick (Carl) Hayrynen, 71, of Toivola, died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, October 29, 2018, from an apparent heart attack. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Mountain View Mortuary of South Range, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

Dianne Tepe

HANCOCK — Dianne Tepe, 72, a resident of Hancock, peacefully passed away at home on Monday, October 29, 2018. The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Dolores Schneller

CALUMET — Dolores Schneller, 89, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Tuesday morning, October, 30, 2018 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Oswald

GASTON, Ore. – Robert J. “Bob” Oswald passed away on October 14, 2018. Bob was born on August 19, 1942, in Sault St Marie, to James and Lillian Oswald, the oldest of four children. Prior to the start of school, the family moved to Houghton, a former mining town in the picturesque upper ...

Rose M. Guili

CHASSELL – Rose M. Guili (Grandma Rosie), 95, a former resident of Chassell, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at Woodland Haven of the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where she had been a resident for the past three years. She was born on July 7, 1923, in ...

Robert J. Outinen

New Allouez- Robert J. Outinen, 83, a resident of Allouez, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. He was born on May 19, 1935, in Calumet, to John and Mildred (Johnson) Outinen. He attended ...

Sheila C. Taber-Baxandall

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Sheila C. Taber-Baxandall, 83, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2018 at Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She was born on August 22, 1935, in Bemidji, Minnesota, to Glen and Lois McPhee. The family moved to Tucson, Arizona, her senior ...

Lorne ‘Bob’ Kinsman

CALUMET – Lorne “Bob” Kinsman, 75, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton. He was born on October 5, 1943, in Detroit, to Lorne and Elizabeth (Kazora) Kinsman. He attended the local schools. Following high school, Bob ...

Roberta Louise Bessner

CALUMET – Roberta Louise Bessner (nee Todd), 77, a former resident of Calumet, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where she was a resident for three years. She was born on April 9, 1941, in Chicago, to Richard and Ann (Moilanen) ...

Earl J. Dolan

DONKEN — Earl J. Dolan, 89, of Donken, died Thursday, October 25, 2018, at his home. At Earl's request, there will be no public services. Arrangements are being handled by the Mountain View Mortuary of South Range, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

Robert Outinen

NEW ALLOUEZ —Robert Outinen, 83, a resident of New Allouez, passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.

Ruth Marie Jalkanen Verville

EATON RAPIDS — Ruth Marie Jalkanen Verville will be laid to rest by family on October 27, 2018 at 11 a.m. in Elo Cemetery. Cremation has taken place, and per her request, she will be buried at the foot of her mother’s grave. Ruth a 1965 graduate of Chassell High School and a graduate ...

Gary ‘Mick’ Cronkright

TROUT CREEK — Gary Allen-Mitchell Cronkright, 80, of Trout Creek passed away on October 21, 2018, at the Iron County Medical Care facility in Crystal Falls. He was born May 27, 1938, in Trout Creek, son of the late Adelbert and Clistia Cronkright. He worked at the White Pine Copper Mine, ...