Obituaries

Alvin W. Gagnon Sr.

ATLANTIC MINE — Alvin W. Gagnon Sr., 93, a resident of Atlantic Mine, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018. Funeral services for Alvin will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Houghton. Spring burial with military honors will be held in the ...

Dolores Celeste Audet-Maki

BALTIC — Dolores Celeste Audet-Maki, 92, formerly of Baltic, passed away March 19, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock with her family by her side. She was born to Charles and Eva (Leveque) Audet, joining a brother and sister. They raised their family in Ontonagon ...

Harvey Gene Filppula

DOLLAR BAY — Harvey Gene Filppula, 80, a former Dollar Bay resident, died on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, at the Angels Touch Assisted Living for Dementia in DePere, Wisconsin, after a long and difficult battle with vascular dementia. He was born on April 2, 1937, in Mass City to Onni and ...

Mildred M. ‘Millie’ Hill

BARAGA — Mildred M. “Millie” Hill, 90, of Baraga, died on March 30, 2018, at Bayside Village in L’Anse. She was born in Pelkie on December 23, 1927, daughter of the late John and Anna (Kokko) Pesonen. Millie graduated from Baraga High School in 1945. She married Melvin Hill in ...

Christopher Michael Harden

ALSTON — Christopher Michael Harden, 19, of Alston, went home to his heavenly father after a courageous battle with chronic depression on March 31, 2018. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse has been entrusted with the arrangements. Chris's complete obituary may be viewed and ...

Sever Elmer Dixon

BOOTJACK — Sever Elmer Dixon, 87, of Bootjack passed away at his home on March 22, 2018. Elmer was born to Sever and Esther (Pelotola) Dixon on February 5, 1931, in Painesdale. He attended the Jacobsville School. In his early twenties, he joined the United States Army and served in Panama ...

Mildred M. ‘Millie’ Hill

BARAGA — Mildred M. "Millie" Hill of Baraga, died on March 30, 2018, at Bayside Village in L'Anse. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Mrs. Hill's complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at ...

Karen J. Belanger

ISHPEMING — Karen J. Belanger, 75, a long time Ishpeming area resident, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at U.P. Health System—Bell, while in the loving care of her family and hospital staff. Karen was born in Hancock on August 20, 1942, to the late Einard and Agnes (Nygord) Ruitta. ...

Virginia Lee (Campeau) Codere

LAKE LINDEN — Virginia Lee (Campeau) Codere, 76, of Lake Linden, passed away at the Lighthouse of Hubbell on Thursday evening, March 29, 2018. Virginia was born in Laurium on March 24, 1942, the daughter of the late Clarence and Elma (Erkkila) Campeau of Gay, Michigan. Virginia is ...

James M. ‘Jigga’ Nowicki

MOHAWK — James M. “Jigga” Nowicki, 81, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at The Lighthouse at Hubbell, where he had been a patient for the past nine years. Jim was born in Mohawk on June 15, 1936, the son of the late Martin and Anna (Supanich) Nowicki. He was a lifelong resident ...

William Brotherton

HANCOCK — William Brotherton, 89, a resident of Forsman Rd., Hancock, former resident of Houghton and well-known retired teacher from Houghton High School, passed away at his home Thursday morning, March 29, 2018. He was born on November 14, 1928, in Baltimore, Maryland, a son of the late ...

Eleanor I. Kreus

SUWANEE, Ga. — Eleanor Irene Kreus, 90, formerly of Canton, Michigan, died Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Suwanee, Georgia. She was preceded in death in 2015 by her husband of nearly 65 years, Edward J. Kreus. Born in Franklin Township, Michigan, she was a daughter of Finnish immigrants ...

Ray Clayton Roberts Jr.

HOUGHTON — Ray Clayton Roberts Jr., 94, of Houghton, passed away on Thursday afternoon, March 29, 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.

Floyd D. LaRue

ATLANTIC MINE —Floyd D. LaRue, 90, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018, at his home in Atlantic Mine with family present. He was born in Chassell to Louis and Eileen (Tahtinen) LaRue on March 6, 1928. Floyd was employed for 63 years at White Pine Copper Company (Assay Lab). After ...

John L. Dupie Jr.

ONTONAGON— John L. Dupie Jr., 65, of Ontonagon, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau hospital. John was born in Ontonagon, Michigan, on May 3, 1952, to Lois (Moseler) and the late John A. Dupie Sr. He graduated from Ontonagon Area High School in 1970. ...

Michael Allen Hendrickson

WHITE PINE — Michael Allen Hendrickson, 63, of White Pine, Michigan, passed away on March 27, 2018, at his home from an apparent heart attack. Mike was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Anna (Loukka) and Douglas Hendrickson on November 11, 1954. He attended school in Lower Michigan. Mike ...

James Nowicki

MOHAWK — James Nowicki, 81, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at the Lighthouse Hubbell Nursing Home. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

William Brotherton

HANCOCK — William Brotherton, 89, a resident of Forsman Road, former resident of Houghton and a well-known retired teacher from Houghton High School, passed away at his home Thursday morning, March 29, 2018. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Houghton are assisting the family ...

Floyd D. LaRue

Floyd D. LaRue, 90, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018, at his home in Atlantic Mine with family present. He was born in Chassell to Louis and Eileen (Tahtinen) LaRue on March 6, 1928. Floyd was employed for 63 years at White Pine Copper Company (Assay Lab). After retirement, he transported ...

Signe E. Bakkila

CHASSELL — Signe E. Bakkila, 90, a resident of Chassell, passed away Tuesday morning, March 27, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton, where she had been residing for the past month. She was born on July 11, 1927, in Tapiola, a daughter of the late Soloman and Jennie (Haataja) Rintala. Signe ...