Obituaries

Mabel Vollmer

LAKE LINDEN — Mabel Vollmer, 96, of Lake Linden, passed away at The Lighthouse of Hubbell on July 17, 2017. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Sharon L. (Carl) Leutz

CHASSELL — Sharon L. (Carl) Leutz, 79, a resident of Chassell passed away Monday July 17, 2017, at her home. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell is assisting the family with the arrangement which will be announced at a later time.

Louis R. Menara

CHASSELL — Louis R. Menara, 31, a resident of Chassell passed away Wednesday evening, July 5, 2017, at the UP Health System – Marquette Hospital. He was born on May 25, 1986, in Holland, a son of Ronda (Sauvola) and the late Randy Menara. As a child, the family returned to the Copper ...

John C. Hamar

CHASSELL — John C. Hamar, 87, a well-known area businessman and resident of Chassell passed away early Monday morning July 17, 2017, at his home following a lengthy illness. A memorial service for John is tentatively planned for 11 a.m. Saturday July 22, 2017, at the Holy Trinity Lutheran ...

Elizabeth “Betty” D. Stimac

KALAMAZOO — Elizabeth “Betty” D. Stimac, 94, of Kalamazoo passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, at the Medilodge of Kalamazoo. Betty was born March 16, 1923, in Painesdale, the daughter of Vinko and Mary (Chopp) Stimac. Her father, born in Croatia, worked for the Copper Range Mining ...

Ellen Anne Maria Kaiponen

SUTTONS BAY — Ellen Anne Maria Kaiponen, 90, of Suttons Bay passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Tendercare Assisted Living of Suttons Bay with her family by her side. Ellen was born on Thursday, August 19, 1926, to Arvid and Ida (Saviluato) Anderson in Houghton. She married Hubert ...

John F. Dawson

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — John F. Dawson, 87, succumbed to his 12-year battle with Parkinson’s disease and shingles, peacefully passed away with his wife, Ruth, of 63 years, at his side in Colorado Springs, Colorado on January 2, 2017. John was born in Stambaugh, where he graduated from ...

Raymond Hosking

ESCANABA — Raymond Hosking passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on January 4, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Hancock on August 25, 1925, to Lillian (Polglase) Hosking and Raymond J. Hosking he resided in the area until high school graduation at which time he ...

William “Bill” Adams

SOUTH RANGE — A Funeral Liturgy for William "Bill" Adams, who passed away in Royal Oak in 2016, will be celebrated at the Holy Family Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Fr. John Martignon to officiate. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery in South ...

Raymond Hosking

ESCANABA — Raymond Hosking passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on January 4, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Hancock on August 25, 1925, to Lillian (Polglase) Hosking and Raymond J. Hosking. He resided in the area until high school graduation at which time he ...

Jason Scott Grandchamp

BAY POINT, Calif. — Jason Scott Grandchamp, 39, went to be with the Lord on June 2, 2017, after a long battle with kidney disease in Bay Point, California, at his mother’s home. He was born in Martinez, California, on February 19, 1978, to Ronald Grandchamp, who predeceased him and his ...

Theodore (Ted) Welden Curtin

LAKE LINDEN —Theodore (Ted) Welden Curtin of Lake Linden passed away at the age of 47 on June 22, 2017, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. Ted was born on November 13, 1969, at Calumet Public Hospital to Welden and Maurine Curtin. He was a graduate of Lake Linden-Hubbell High School and ...

Vivian G. Allert

L'ANSE — Vivian G. Allert, 85, of L'Anse, passed way Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Bayside Village, L'Anse. Mrs. Allert's complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com. The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements with the Reid ...

Mary Metler Thomas

AGATE HARBOR — Mary Metler Thomas, 86, a summer resident of Agate Harbor, passed away on May 6, 2017, at Valley View Senior Living in Harlingen, Texas, following a short illness. Mary was born on September 18, 1930, in Dearborn, a daughter of the late Margret and Joseph Gourd. She graduated ...

Gene Matt Sutinen

CALUMET — Gene Matt Sutinen, 81, of Calumet passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at the Lighthouse of Hancock. Gene was born to Matt and Ailene (Seppanen) Sutinen on November 14, 1935, in Osceola. Gene grew up in Osceola, and graduated from Calumet High School in 1954. On July 27, ...

Madonna (DesJardin) Kajander

LAKE LINDEN — Madonna (DesJardin) Kajander, 86, of Lake Linden, passed away at her apartment at Lakeview Manor in Hancock on July 7, 2017. She was born on September 12, 1931, in Hubbell, a daughter of Emil and Celina (Perreault) DesJardin. She attended Saint Cecilia School in Hubbell and ...

Robert E. McLain Sr.

SOUTH RANGE — Robert E. McLain Sr., 91, a former resident of South Range passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at the Omega House in Houghton. He was born on April 24, 1926, in Los Angeles, California, to Daniel and Viola (Russell) McLain. He attended the local schools around the Los ...

Gordon (Gordie) Mars

CENTENNIAL HEIGHTS — Funeral services for Gordon (Gordie) Mars will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017. The services will be at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 26016 Depot St. in Calumet. Visitation will start at 10 a.m. To RSVP for luncheon please call 734-748-5897.

Robert W. Wuori

HANCOCK CANAL AREA — Robert W. Wuori, 79, of the Hancock Canal area, passed away on Tuesday morning, July 11, 2017, at the Lighthouse of Hancock Rehab Facility. He was born on July 2, 1938, in Elo, son of the late William and Elma (Kriikku) Wuori. After attending local schools, he graduated ...

Thomas Edward Chobanian

DONKEN — Thomas Edward Chobanian, Sr., 70, a resident of Donken, was called home after a courageous battle with cancer on July 4, 2017. He fought long and hard but God needed him home! Tom was born in Racine, Wisconsin, on March 16, 1947, to James Chobanian and Betty Pfister Glassey. His ...