Obituaries

Arlene Bykkonen

CALUMET — Arlene Bykkonen, 65, a resident of Calumet passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.

Christopher John Koski

HANCOCK — Christopher John Koski, 53, of Hancock passed away peacefully at the Portage Health System, on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Christopher was born on September 1, 1964, a son of Norman and Corinne (Blau) Koski. He was employed for many years at Osceola Fiberglass Mfg. He was also ...

James (Roy) Anttila

James (Roy) Anttila, formerly of Mass City and Greenland, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017, in New Port Richey, Florida, with his family by his side. Jim was born on May 9, 1931, to Tyyne (Aho) and Frank Anttila in Mass City, one of six children. He married Patricia Morse of Greenland on ...

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. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are ...

Marvin Berg

CALUMET — Marvin Berg, 77, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Bruce Edward Olson

EAGLE HARBOR — Bruce Edward Olson, 85, of Eagle Harbor Township, died Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Garden View Assisted Living in Calumet. Bruce was born in Hancock, on January 17, 1932, to Edward and Emma Olson who lived on the Hancock Canal. Bruce graduated from Hancock High School in ...

Edsel Johnson

HANCOCK — Edsel Johnson, 92, a resident of Hancock passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Omega House in Houghton following a short illness. He was born on June 11, 1925, in Mass City, a son of the late Victor and Hulda (Aho) Johnson. As a child, the family moved to Houghton where ...

John H. Pyykkonen

CHASSELL — John H. Pyykkonen, 77, a resident of Chassell, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Omega House in Houghton. He was born on November 10, 1939, in Chassell, a son of the late Henry and Aino (Kolehmainen) Pyykkonen. He was raised in Chassell and was a graduate of the ...

Julie A. (Michael) Delich

TAPIOLA — Julie A. (Michael) Delich, 62, a resident of Tapiola, passed away early Saturday morning, November 4, 2017, at home surrounded by her loving family following a short battle with cancer. She was born on August 23, 1955, in Bessemer, a daughter of the late Urbo and Bertha (Talus) ...

Michael Alan Joki

L’ANSE — Michael Alan Joki, 68, of L’Anse, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital. He was born May 28, 1949, in Calumet, son of William and Barbara (Hilden) Joki. Michael grew up in Calumet and later moved to L’Anse where he graduated from high ...

John Steven Tulppo

SIDNAW — John Steven Tulppo, 71, of Sidnaw, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. He was born January 23, 1946, in Stambaugh, son of Orville and May Tulppo. John grew up in Jackson, and graduated from Parkside High School in 1964; and ...

Christopher John Koski

HANCOCK - Christopher John Koski, 53, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Portage Hospital. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Bruce Edward Olson

EAGLE HARBOR — Bruce Edward Olson, 85, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Gardenview Assisted Living. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

John H. Pyykkonen

CHASSELL — John H. Pyykkonen, 78, a resident of Chassell passed away Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Omega House in Houghton. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Bernard R. Schmalzel

CALUMET — Bernard R. Schmalzel, 94, a lifelong resident of Calumet passed away on, Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. He was born on September 30, 1932, in Calumet, the son of the late John & Anna (Zunich) Schmalzel, and was a graduate of ...

Robert Walter Haataja

TAMARACK CITY — Robert Walter Haataja, 68, of Tamarack City, passed away on October 31, 2017, at his home, with family by his side. He was born on October 4, 1949, a son of Walter and Elsa Haataja. He was a graduate of Lake Linden-Hubbell High School in the Class of 1967. After high ...

Michael Rompf

ARLINGTON, Tex. — Michael Rompf, 75, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. He was the former president of South Range Village for several years.

Henry ‘Hank’ Jessie Collins, Jr.

GALIEN — Henry “Hank” Jessie Collins, Jr., 77, of Galien, passed away peacefully, October 30, 2017, while a patient at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. Hank was born on August 28, 1940, in Norton, Virginia; the son of Henry Sr. and Daisy (Bell) Collins. Hank enlisted in the United ...

Moussa Fouad Catrib

GRAND RAPIDS — Moussa Fouad Catrib, 44, of Grand Rapids, passed away unexpectedly on October 14, 2017, while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie Catrib. He is survived by his father, Alfredo Catrib; his brother, Fouad Catrib; his ...

Robert W. Haataja

TAMARACK CITY — Robert W. Haataja, 68, of Tamarack City, passed away at his home on October 31, 2017. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.