Obituaries

Evelyn ‘Evie’ (Lindrus) Turpeinen

ALSTON — Evelyn “Evie” (Lindrus) Turpeinen, 75, of Alston died suddenly at her home with her family by her side on November 9, 2017. She was born on February 17, 1942, in L’Anse, daughter of John and Selma Lindrus. Evie attended the Alston School and graduated from Baraga High School ...

Janice L. Olli ‘Ann Maloney’

HANCOCK — Janice L. Olli (”Ann Maloney”), 79, a resident of Lake View Manor in Hancock, passed away November 8, 2017, in her home. She was born on March 26, 1938, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Ernie and Zelda (Laitanen) Peryam. Jan was raised in Hancock and was a graduate of the ...

Erma Ketola

MOHAWK — Erma Ketola, 83, a resident of Mohawk passed away on Friday Nov. 10, 2017, at U.P. Health System Marquette. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Diane J. Benchich

CALUMET — Diane J. Benchich, 71, a resident of Calumet passed away at the Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, WI on Nov. 5, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

George Bradford Pruner, Jr. ‘Brad’

George Bradford Pruner, Jr. “Brad” passed away peacefully, November 8, 2017, after complications from surgery, surrounded by his loving family, at Select Specialty Hospital, in West Allis, Wisconsin. Brad was born December 29, 1944, to the union of the late George B. Sr. and Maud (nee ...

William D. Chopp

PAINESDALE — William D. Chopp, 82, resident of Painesdale, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017, following a short illness. He was born August 5, 1935, in Painesdale, a son of the late William W. and Louise (Enrietti) Chopp. As a young man, he moved with the family to Toivola. Bill was a ...

Neva Erickson

Neva Erickson, 97, passed away at Garden View Memory Care in Calumet on November 9, 2017. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Beatrice A. Niemi

CALUMET — Beatrice A. Niemi, 81, a resident of Calumet passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, in Lake Linden. She was born on August 11, 1936, to Thomas C. Thompson and Laura (Katisko) Dreyer in Detroit. She was later adopted by her stepfather, Anthony Dreyer. She attended the local ...

Sandra Mae Salchert

CALUMET — Sandra Mae Salchert, 70, a resident of Calumet passed away unexpectedly Sunday, November 5, 2017. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock have been assisting the family with the arrangements.

Sharon E. Kangas

L'ANSE — Sharon E. Kangas, 76, of L'Anse passed away at her home on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Christopher Capozzoli

HANCOCK — Christopher Capozzoli, 59, of Hancock passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017, after battling a short illness at UP Health System Marquette. A full obituary will be released at a later date.

William D. Chopp

PAINESDALE — William D. Chopp, 82, resident of Painesdale, passed away Wednesday November 8, 2017, following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Janice L. Olli

HANCOCK — Janice L. Olli, 79, a resident of Lake View Manor in Hancock passed away November 8, 2017. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral home of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Jacob Edward ‘Ed’ Putkela

HASTINGS — Jacob Edward ‘Ed’ Putkela, 88, of Hastings, passed away on October 20, 2017, at Metro Health Hospital. He was born in Atlantic Mine, on June 17, 1929, to Jacob and Anna (Hiltunen) Putkela. Ed spent three years serving in the Army and worked and retired after 37 years from ...

Martha S. Kemppainen

DOLLAR BAY — Martha S. Kemppainen, 95, a former resident of Dollar Bay, passed away Monday evening November 6, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where she had been a resident for the past five years. She was born on July 7, 1922, in Franklin Mine, a daughter of ...

Marvin Berg

LAURIUM — Marvin Berg, 77, a resident of Red Jacket Street in Laurium passed away at Woodland Haven in the Houghton County Medical Care Facility. He was born on May 31, 1940, in Florida Location a son of the late Ronald and Agnes (Luttinen) Berg. He grew up in Dover Location and attended ...

Sharon A. Vairo

Sharon A. Vairo, 81, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2017, at Sun Rise Memory Care in Carlsbad, California.She was born in Laurium on June 22, 1936. She along with her parents moved to Detroit when Sharon was a young girl and she completed her high school education there in 1953. Sharon ...

Homer W. ‘Smokey’ Collins, Jr.

SKANEE — Homer W. “Smokey” Collins, Jr., 71, of Skanee, passed away at his home on Sunday, November 5, 2017, with his family by his side. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Timothy K. ‘Tim’ Kristo

L'ANSE — Timothy K. “Tim” Kristo, 50, of L'Anse passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L'Anse.The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Beatrice Niemi

CALUMET — Beatrice Niemi, 81, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in Lake Linden. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.