Obituaries

Elmer Dupuis

LAKE LINDEN — Elmer Dupuis, 97, former Lake Linden resident, passed away on September 3, 2017, in St. Louis, Missouri. The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden is in charge of local arrangements.

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 over the past two years. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell is ...

Richard ‘Rick’ Craig Schulze

HUBBELL — Richard “Rick” Craig Schulze, 63, of Hubbell, went to be with his Lord and Savior, on September 1, 2017, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Rick was born on March 16, 1954, to parents, Heinz and Gloria Schulze. He graduated from Houghton High School in 1973. Rick ...

Ilene (Vuolle) Newell

BRIGHTON — Ilene (Vuolle) Newell, 98, of Brighton, died August 2, 2017. She was born on July 12, 1919, in Calumet in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Esther Helberg and John Vuolle. She was the last surviving member of a large Finnish family of nine girls and one boy. In her childhood, ...

Anita Roux

CALUMET — Anita Roux, 76, of Calumet passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017, at the Omega House in Houghton. Anita was born to Hubert and Clarice (Brevik) Roux on September 16, 1940, in Laurium. She attended Calumet High School graduating with the Class of 1958 and after graduation was ...

Carene Mary Theresa Plunkett Carlborn

AUSTIN, Tex — Carene Mary Theresa Plunkett Carlborn, formerly of Hancock, was born into a German-Irish religious family in Menominee, in 1940, the oldest of nine children. She entered Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in 1954. As Sister Bartholomew, she spent two years as a second ...

Eino R. Kemppainen

MASS CITY — Eino R. Kemppainen, 84, of Mass City, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at Aspirus Ontonagon Memorial Hospital’s Long Term Care Unit. He was born September 23, 1932, in Mass City to Oscar & Ida (Hautamaki) Kemppainen. Eino worked as a farmer and logger. Later he was ...

Eva M. Simonson

CHASSELL/ HANCOCK — Eva M. Simonson, 93, a former resident of Chassell and Hancock, passed away Tuesday morning, August 29, 2017, at the Franklin House of Portage Pointe in Hancock where she had been a resident since this past November. She was born on June 22, 1924, in Calumet, a daughter ...

Joanne Donna Beedle

SKANEE — Joanne Donna Beedle, 78, of Skanee, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at Bayside Village in L'Anse. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home.

Anita Roux

A funeral service for Anita Roux will be held at the Faith Lutheran Church in Calumet on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 11 a.m. with Reverend Tim Johnston officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service starting at 10 a.m. in the church. Full obituary will be announced by ...

Clark Allen Lebo

KINGSFORD — Clark Allen Lebo, 85, passed on August 27, 2017, at Freemans Nursing Home in Kingsford. He was born July 28, 1932, the son of Joseph and Violet Lebo. In 1955 Clark married Mary Lee Beaudoin in Calumet. They spent the majority of their marriage in the Kingsford and Spread ...

William Joseph Born

OSHKOSH Wis. — William Joseph Born, 90, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, formerly of Ontonagon and White Pine, died peacefully on August 7, 2017, with family by his side. Bill was born July 12, 1927, in Ontonagon, son of Alvin and Lillian Born. He attended schools in Ontonagon and Big Rapids ...

Dwayne ‘Hutti’ Hokenson

HOUGHTON — Dwayne “Hutti” Hokenson, 55, of Houghton, passed away early Monday morning, August 28, 2017, at UP Health System of Marquette, after a short illness, with his family by his side. A life long resident of Houghton, Dwayne was born on September 20, 1961, to George “Earl” and ...

Devin Saima Tepsa

CALUMET — Devin Saima Tepsa, 89, formerly of Calumet, passed away on August 25, 2017, at the Franklin House in Portage Point where she had been a resident since 2011. The former Devin LaFore was born to George LaFore and Saima (Koivenen) LaFore on July 3, 1928, in Detroit. Devin always ...

Eva M. Simonson

CHASSELL/HANCOCK — Eva M. Simonson, 93, a former resident of Chassell and Hancock passed away Tuesday morning August 29, 2017, at the Franklin House of Portage Pointe in Hancock where she had been a resident since this past November. Funeral Service for Eva will be held 11 am Friday, ...

Kyle J. Syrjala

BARAGA — Kyle J. Syrjala, 19, of Baraga, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 28, 2017. Kyle's complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

Elzior W. ‘Buck’ Collins, Jr.

L'ANSE — Elzior W. "Buck" Collins, Jr., 96, of L'Anse, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017, at DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans, Marquette. Buck's complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, ...

Marie Pavolich

HANCOCK — Marie Pavolich, 92, of Hancock, died August 17, 2017, at The Lighthouse at Hubbell. Per Maries's wishes, there will be no public funeral service. Arrangements are being handled by the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home of Hancock, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

Lynn A. Somero

DOLLAR BAY — Lynn A. Somero was born April 24, 1963, the youngest child of Lloyd and Sarah (Binoniemi) Wiitala in Point Mills. She graduated from Dollar Bay High School in 1981, and attended Suomi College in Hancock for a year, majoring in Business. Lynn married Mark Somero of Dollar Bay on ...

Merlyn Joseph “Pinky” Rastello

LAURIUM — Merlyn Joseph “Pinky” Rastello, went home to be with the Lord on August 24, 2017, after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his family members and died peacefully. He was born February 10, 1924, in Laurium, the son of Joseph and Agnes (Slusarzyk) Rastello. He graduated ...