Obituaries

Gerald G. Vairo

BOOTJACK — Gerald G. Vairo, 77, of Bootjack Road, Lake Linden passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family and loved ones on September 8, 2017. Gerald was born on August 2, 1940, in Laurium, the son of Dominic and Dorothy (Ahrbeck) Vairo. He graduated from Calumet High School ...

Clarence R. Lenich

CALUMET — Clarence R. Lenich, 92, passed away in California on September 3, 2017, at the home of his daughter. A Funeral Mass will be held at the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Fr Corbin Eddy to officiate. Friends may call at the Ryan Funeral ...

Gerald G. Vairo

BOOTJACK — Gerald G. Vairo, 77, of Bootjack Road, Lake Linden, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family and loved ones on Friday, September 8, 2017. Online condolences for the family may be left at ericksoncrowleypeterson.com. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in ...

Albert J. Tapio

CHASSELL — Albert J. Tapio, 94, a former resident of Chassell, passed away Saturday evening, September 2, 2017, at the Hampton’s Senior Community in Vancouver, Washington, where he had been a resident for the past two years. He was born on October 29, 1922, in Chassell, a son of the late ...

Florence Annette Plog (nee Doyle)

EUGENE Oreg. — Florence Annette Plog (nee Doyle), formerly of Houghton, passed peacefully after a lengthy illness on August 29, 2017, last in Eugene, Oregon. She was born to Florence (Garski) and Tim Doyle on July 3, 1925; graduated from Houghton High School; and was business-office ...

Jean L. Paull

LAURIUM — Jean L. Paull, 97, a former resident of Laurium, the Bluffs and recently of Portage Pointe died on September 4, 2017. She was born on October 9, 1919, in Houghton to William and Lillian (Mager) Verran. Jean graduated from Hancock High School in 1936. On August 29, 1942, she was ...

Anita Roux

CALUMET — Anita Roux, 76, of Calumet passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Omega House in Houghton. A funeral service will be held at the Faith Lutheran Church on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 11 a.m. with Reverend Tim Johnston officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior ...

Gerald G. Vairo

BOOTJACK — Gerald G. Vairo, 77, of Bootjack Road, Lake Linden, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family and loved ones on Friday, September 8, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Jean L. Paull

LAURIUM — Jean L. Paull, 97, a former resident of Laurium and the Bluffs, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Portage Pointe. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Clarence Raymond Lenich

CAMARILLO, Cali. — Clarence Raymond Lenich, 92, formerly of Laurium, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Ocean Breeze Estates Assisted Living facility in Camarillo, California, where he had been a resident since January 18, 2017. He was born to Laurence and Frances (Vidosh) ...

Keith ‘The Trapper’ Marjamaa

BETSY — Keith “The Trapper” Marjamaa, 70, of Betsy, passed away on September 4, 2017, at The Houghton County Medical Care Facility. He was born on October 24, 1946, in Calumet, a son of Bill and Eleanor (Gariepy) Marjamaa. He graduated from Calumet High School. He worked for C&H ...

Marilyn L. (Hodges) Coombe

HANCOCK — Marilyn L. (Hodges) Coombe, 87, a longtime area resident, now at PortagePointe in Hancock, passed away on Tuesday morning, September 5, 2017, at U.P. Health System-Portage Hospital in Hancock. Family services will be held at a later time. There will be no visitation as requested ...

Esther E. Lind

L'ANSE — Esther E. Lind, 88, of L'Anse, Michigan passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at Bayside Village, L'Anse Esther's complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at reidfuneralservicechapel.com. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse has been ...

John H. ‘Jack’ Schutz

HANCOCK — John H. “Jack” Schutz, 58, a former Houghton resident, died Sunday, September 3, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, after a long struggle with multiple sclerosis. He had been a resident patient at the facility for the past 21 years. He was born ...

Mary Ann Negri

WAKEFIELD — Mary Ann Negri, 91, a long-time resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, September 1, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born on September 12, 1925, in Ironwood, the daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Raikovich) Pavlovich. She attended Luther L. ...

Jon Arne ‘Digger’ Kauppi

DETROIT — Jon Arne “Digger” Kauppi, 73, was called away August 4, 2017, in Detroit. He was born in South Range, on December 12, 1944, to John Eric and Dorothy (Olson) Kauppi. His father was a basketball athlete and died at the age of 24 from spinal meningitis. John grew up in Detroit ...

Michael Greer ‘Sid’ Pascoe

LAKE LINDEN — Michael Greer “Sid” Pascoe, 66, of Crystal Falls, former resident of Lake Linden, passed away after a short illness, at UP Health System-Marquette on September 2, 2017. He was born on May 21, 1951, in Detroit, a son of Harold and Loretta Pascoe. He graduated from Dollar ...

Clarence Lenich

CALUMET — Clarence Lenich, 92, passed away in California on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Funeral services are planned for Friday, September 15, 2017. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Tina M. (Marjamaa) Zabel

LAKE LINDEN — Tina M. (Marjamaa) Zabel, 67, of Lake Linden, passed away on September 2, 2017, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. As requested by the deceased, there will be no public services. The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden is in charge of arrangements.

Keith Marjamaa

BETSY — Keith Marjamaa, 70, of Betsy, passed away on September 4, 2017, at The Houghton County Medical Care Facility. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.