Obituaries

Kori Beth LaFernier

L’ANSE — Kori Beth LaFernier, 21, a loving daughter and sister, was taken from the world too soon on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Kori was born on August 21, 1997, in Hancock, the daughter of Troy and Kristy (Saari) LaFernier. In her short time here, she has touched many lives working ...

Dominic J. Picciano

BARAGA – Dominic J. Picciano, 62, of Baraga, passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. He was born in L’Anse, on December 15, 1955, the son of the late Dominic and Pearl (Curtis) Picciano. Dominic graduated from Baraga High School in 1974. He married Ann Ross in Baraga ...

Kori Beth LaFernier

L'ANSE — Kori Beth LaFernier, 21, of L'Anse, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, in Baraga Township, as a result of an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home.

Elizabeth A. ‘Betty’ Holso

L’ANSE — Elizabeth A. “Betty” Holso, 91, of L’Anse, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018, at Bayside Village in L’Anse, where she had been a resident for 11 months. She was born on May 17, 1927, in Baraga, to Telesphore and Amelia (Sirard) LaJoye. She was raised in Baraga and ...

Judy Angel Luukkonen

HANCOCK — A memorial service for Judy Angel Luukkonen will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bonfire Lounge in Houghton’s Franklin Square Inn. We welcome all friends to join us for a celebration of her life. Judy was a long time resident of Hancock, ...

Kenneth L. Kaiponen

CHASSELL — Kenneth L. Kaiponen, 86, a resident of Chassell, passed away Tuesday evening, October 16, 2018, at the Pine of Goodrich Assisted Living Facility in Goodrich. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be ...

James (Jim) Robert Faller

PLYMOUTH, Wis. – James (Jim) Robert Faller, 79, of Plymouth, Wisconsin, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Jim was born July 27, 1939, in Hubbell, to Dorothy (Hoffman) Faller and Robert A. Faller. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Cynthia Anne (Rechlicz) Faller. Jim ...

John W. Aho

CALUMET – John W. Aho, 78, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2018, at the Lighthouse of Hancock, after a courageous battle of Lung Cancer. He was born on August 26, 1940, in Detroit, to Howard and Eleanor (Larson) Aho. John completed courses to complete his GED in ...

Kurt Berge

MENOMINEE – Kurt Berge, 97, of Menominee, was ‘Promoted to Glory’ on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Northland Luther Home. Kurt Berge was born on November 07, 1920, in Wernigerode/Harz, Germany, Sunday noon at home to the late Emma (Eikel) Berge from Magdeburg, Germany, and Karl Berge ...

Shirley D. Jokela

PELKIE – Shirley Dalene Jokela, 81, of Pelkie, died Saturday evening, October 13, 2018 at Bayside Village in L’Anse. She was born May 16, 1937 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a daughter of the late Ralph and Ruth (Olson) Hedges. Her family moved to the Detroit area and she was raised in ...

Corrine E. Fountaine

HUBBELL – Corrine E. Fountaine, 82, of Hubbell, passed away on October 13, 2018, at her home, with her family by her side. She was born on June 25, 1936, a daughter of Oliver and Hilda (Maki) Saarinen. She attended Hancock Schools. She worked at Portage View Hospital in Hancock for many ...

Roy P. Djerf

WELLS – Roy P. Djerf, 75, of Wells, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born on August 13, 1943, in Fulton, son of the late Wilbert and Anna (Piehi) Djerf. After graduating from Calumet High School in 1961, Roy served four ...

Paula (Newman) McKaig

KLINGVILLE AREA – Paula McKaig, 63, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2018, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. The Omega House hosted her going away party, with friends and family, soft guitar music, stories, tears and a little laughter. If you received an email ...

Marvin H. Wood

BIG TRAVERSE — Marvin H. Wood, 101, of Big Traverse, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where he had been a resident. He was born on September 27, 1917, in Orleans, a son of the late John L. and Martha (Adrian) Wood. Marvin ...

Josephine Marshall

HANCOCK — Josephine Marshall, 104, a longtime resident of Hancock, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday evening, October 11, 2018. She was born on December 16, 1913, in Baltic, the daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Skok) Taucher, attending local ...

Paula McKaig

KLINGVILLE AREA —Paula McKaig, 63, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2018, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. The Omega House hosted her going away party, with friends and family, soft guitar music, stories, tears and a little laughter. If you received an email ...

William Lahti

MOHAWK — William Lahti, 91, a resident of Mohawk, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. He was born on March 17, 1927, in Allouez, a son to the late Onnie and Esther (Erickson) Lahti. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy during ...

Billy Lee Marjamaa Kotewa

CALUMET — Billy Lee Marjamaa Kotewa, 45, a resident of Calumet, passed away unexpectedly at his home on October 8, 2018. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.

John W. Aho

CALUMET — John W. Aho, 78, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Friday, October 12, 2018, at the Lighthouse of Hancock. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Norman K. Breyfogle

HOUGHTON – Legendary artist Norman K. Breyfogle died of heart failure in his Houghton home on September 23, 2018. Best known for the distinct style he brought to drawing and co-authoring Batman and other iconic comics during his career, his family and friends knew Norm as so much more than ...