Obituaries

Mark E. Kuure

HANCOCK — Mark E. Kuure, 56, a former resident of Hancock, passed Friday, November 23, 2018, at the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, where he had been a resident for the past three years. He was born on March 15, 1962, in Warren, a son of the late Eino and Vilma (Tauriainen) ...

Philip M. Cone

CALUMET — Philip M. Cone, 68, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at UP Health System-Marquette. He was born on November 8, 1950, in Kokomo, Indiana, to James Robert and Phyllis Ruth (McQuillan) Cone. During his youth, he and his family moved up to Calumet, and ...

Stuart A. Olson

TOIVOLA — Stuart A. Olson, 92, of Misery Bay, passed away peacefully at the Omega House on Sunday, November 25, 2018. He was born November 28, 1925, in Tapiola, a son of the late Axel and Eva (Kallungi) Olson and attended the John A. Doelle School in Tapiola. Stuart was a WWII Veteran of ...

David A. Koski

TAMARACK LOCATION — David A. Koski, 77, a resident of Tamarack Location, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. He was born on September 28, 1941 in Calumet, a son of the late Levi & Julia Louise (Capello) Koski. He graduated from Calumet ...

Stuart A. Olson

TOIVOLA — Stuart A. Olson, 92, of Toivola, died peacefully on Sunday, November 25, 2018, at the Omega House. A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at the Range Apostolic Lutheran Church in South Range. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service ...

Keith A. Hackman

PAINESDALE — Keith A. Hackman, 62, of Painesdale, died Friday, November 23, 2018, at UP Health System-Portage. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Mountain View Mortuary in South Range. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service on ...

Joseph Dean Freed

HANCOCK — Joseph Dean Freed, 58, of Hancock, passed away at St. Mary’s Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, on November 14, 2018, after their world-class medical team made heroic efforts to treat his sudden illness. Joe’s values of helping hands, loving heart, and giving spirit ...

Mark E. Kuure

HANCOCK — Mark E. Kuure, 56, a former resident of Hancock, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018, at the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, where he had been a resident for the past three years. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the ...

Mary Margaret Anderson

SHEBOYGAN – Mary Margaret Anderson, 91, of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, formerly of Dollar Bay, passed away Monday, November 19, 2018, at Morningside Health Center in Sheboygan, where she resided for the last five years. She was born March 29, 1927, in Dollar Bay, the daughter of the late John and ...

David Koski

CALUMET — David Koski, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.

Carl A. Kukkonen

CHASSELL/PHOENIX, Ariz. — Carl A. Kukkonen, 96, a former Hancock resident and well-known area businessman, and current Phoenix, Arizona, resident passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018, at the ACACIA Health Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock ...

Kenneth W. Myllyla

ESCANABA — Kenneth W. Myllyla, 86, of Escanaba, passed away Sunday afternoon, November 18, 2018, at his home surrounded by family. Listed among the survivors is his wife, Rose Myllyla. Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at the Anderson ...

Ms. Trudi Newhouse

PAINESDALE — Trudi (Smith) Newhouse passed away on October 17, 2018. Trudi was born on January 29, 1941, to Mr. and Mrs. Bernhard Smith of Painesdale. She graduated from Jeffers High School and attended Suomi College in Hancock. Upon graduation from Suomi she worked in Livonia for the ...

Jeffrey E. Koski

COPPER CITY —- Jeffrey E. Koski, 56, a resident of Copper City, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Robert Hitch

HANCOCK — There will be no memorial services for Robert Hitch as previously announced in the Gazette on Saturday.

Marian G. Schumacher

TOIVOLA – Marian G. Schumacher, 94, a former resident of Toivola, passed away Thursday evening, November 15, 2018, at the Medora House of Portage Pointe in Hancock, where she had been a resident patient for the past three years. Marian was born on July 27, 1924, in Houghton, the daughter of ...

Robert (Bob) Hitch

There will be a memorial service for Robert (Bob) Hitch, on Saturday November 24, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Hancock. All are welcome to celebrate his life.

Ronald B. Toupin

CALUMET — Ronald B. Toupin, 76, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at the Aspirus Hospital in Wausau, Wisconsin, following a short illness. He was born on July 1, 1942, in Detroit, a son of the late Bernard and Christine (Novak) Toupin. He graduated from ...

Joseph D. Freed

HANCOCK — Joseph D. Freed of Hancock, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at St. Mary’s Mayo Clinic Hospital, in Rochester, Minesota, after a short illness. A life celebration will be announced in a full obituary to be published later.

Ann Marie Soyring

GWINN – Ann Marie Soyring, 88, of Gwinn, and Carolina Shores, North Carolina, died Thursday evening, November 8, 2018, while sleeping peacefully in Little River, South Carolina. She was born on July 6, 1930, in L’Anse, Michigan. Ann was the daughter of Arthur Emil Holappa and Sigrid ...