Obituaries

Robert W. Ross

DOLLAR BAY — Robert W. Ross, 94, of Dollar Bay, passed away on Thursday morning, November 16, 2017, at the Omega House in Houghton. Military graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2018, at the Veterans Section of Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock conducted by the Marine ...

Justus Watia

HANCOCK — Justus Watia, 73, of Hancock, passed away on Monday afternoon, June 4, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. The O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting with the arrangements which are still incomplete.

Christine Marie Gamache

LAKE LINDEN — Christine Marie Gamache, 44, of Lake Linden, went to be with the Lord on May 31, 2018. She was born on May 15, 1974, in Westminster, Maryland, a daughter of Richard Gamache and Florence (Gamache) Lewis. She graduated from Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools in 1992. Christine worked ...

Frances Hella

L’ANSE — Frances Hella, 86, formerly of L’Anse, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at Texas Health in Allen, Texas. Graveside services will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 1 p.m. in the L’Anse Evergreen Cemetery. The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Jessica Joan Zerbst

MADISON, Wis. — Graveside services for Jessica Joan Zerbst of Madison, Wisconsin, formerly of Dollar Bay, who passed away December 3, 2017, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Section 16 of the Forest Hill Cemetery of Houghton, with Rev. DJ Rasner to officiate. To view ...

MaeBelle J. Schmitz

HANCOCK — MaeBelle J. Schmitz, 80, a resident of Hancock, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton. She was born on January 26, 1938, in Park Rapids, Minnesota, a daughter of the late Paul and Almeda (Youmans) Thompson. She was a graduate of the Park Rapids High ...

Patricia Isakson

CHASSELL — Patricia Isakson, 87, a resident of South Entry Lane, Chassell, passed away at home with her family by her side on Monday, April 16, 2018. She was born on September 14, 1930, in Detroit, a daughter of the late Justin and Esther (Dahl) Driscoll. Pat was a graduate of St. ...

Nancy L. (Larry) Harris

SUO DISTRICT — Nancy L. (Larry) Harris, 73, a resident of Suo District, passed away at home Saturday morning, June 2, 2018, following a lengthy illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangement which will be announced at a later time.

Eva Komula

MOHAWK — Eva Komula, 95, of Mohawk passed away at her home on June 4, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Elizabeth Leifer

DENVER, Colo. — Elizabeth Leifer, 88, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Denver, Colorado, following a brief and acute illness with family in attendance. She was a loving and cherished mother and grandmother. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Andrew and Carla Leifer of ...

Effie Hallstrom

HANCOCK — The burial for Effie Hallstrom will be Monday, June 4, 2018 at 12 p.m. at the Whispering Pine Cemetery in Chatham. Lunch will be provided at Old Apostolic Lutheran Church E3636 Onota Street, Chatham, Michigan, following the burial. To view Effie’s obituary or to send ...

Minerva E. Hietala

CHASSELL — Minerva E. Hietala, 93, a former Chassell resident, died Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Portage Pointe Winona House where she had been a resident for the past seven years. She was born August 30, 1924, in Tapiola, a daughter of the late Nels and Fredricka (Grangroth) Niemi and was a ...

Richard J. ‘Dickie’ Adams

SOUTH RANGE — Richard J. “Dickie” Adams, 74, of South Range, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018, at his home. He was born May 26, 1944, in Hancock. He is survived by his wife, Sara; son, Bill; daughter, Bobbie (Terry) Schaaf; grandsons, T.J. and Donald (Kristen Goulette); siblings, ...

Dorothy A. Judnich

HURONTOWN — Dorothy A. Judnich, 78, a former resident of Hurontown, passed away Thursday evening, May 31, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where she had been a resident patient. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting the family with ...

Pamela Anne Sheridan

HOUGHTON — Pamela Anne Sheridan was born January 30, 1958, to Arthur and Rita Motz in St. Johns, Michigan. She was raised on the family dairy farm and spoke of her perfect childhood. In high school, Pam excelled at music where she was the first chair flute and was a fire twirler at evening ...

Anneliese Dupuis

CALUMET — Anneliese Dupuis, 89, of Calumet, passed away peacefully at the Houghton County Medical Care facility on May 29, 2018. She was born on January 15, 1925, in Bad Vilbel, Germany, to Heinrich and Marie Magdalene (Krieg) Winter. She attended school in Germany and moved to the ...

Arthur Layton Wheeler

ULYSSES, Kan.— Arthur Layton Wheeler was born in Ulysses, Kansas, to Eunice (Layton) and John R. Wheeler on September 2, 1930. He grew up in Ulysses, but moved with his family to Loveland, Colorado, in 1944. He graduated from Loveland High School in 1948. He was married to Lucille Webster ...

Edward and Mary Swetich

CALUMET — The committal services for Edward and Mary Swetich will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 1:45 p.m. in sections C-2 and D-2 at the Lake View Cemetery with Father Abraham Mupparathara to officiate.

Michael Bausano

SOUTHPOINT — A graveside service for Michael Bausano will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 11 a.m. in section D-2 in the Lake View Cemetery with Father Abraham Mupparathara to officiate.

Marjorie A. Takala

ONTONAGON — Marjorie A. Takala passed away May 28, 2018, at her home in Ontonagon in the loving care of her family. Marge was born October 31, 1925, at home on Diamond St. in Ontonagon, the daughter of Herbert and Beryl (Walker) Daniels. She attended the Ontonagon schools, graduating in ...