Obituaries

Anne Lasio McEvoy

COLUMBIA, Md. — Anne Lasio McEvoy passed away from cancer complications on July 7, 2018, at the Gilchrist Hospice, near her home in Columbia, Maryland. “Girl” Lasio was born in the Trimountain Hospital on October 18, 1939. She was a 1957 Calumet High School graduate, and a trumpeter ...

Alfred Dion Paquette

NORTON SHORES, Mich. — Alfred Dion Paquette, 87, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Norton Shores. He was born in Lake Linden, on July 27, 1930, to Earl and Yvonne (Dion) Paquette. Al grew up in Lake Linden, where he loved fishing, hunting and being outdoors. Although he ...

Henry E. Fredd

HANCOCK — Henry E. Fredd, 96, a resident of Hancock, passed away Friday, August 31, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements, which will be announced at a later time.

Beatrice Pauline Lahti

BRAINERD, Minn. — Beatrice Pauline Lahti, known as Pauline, 84, of Brainerd, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at Diamond Willow, in Baxter. Pauline was born in Calumet, on June 23, 1934, daughter of the late Richard and Hulda (Kiilunen) Kauppila. She attended and ...

Ellen Louise Hocking

HANCOCK — Ellen Louise Hocking, RN, 82, of Hancock, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at the Woodland Haven Unit of the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at the Church of the ...

John Steven Jackovich

FENTON — John Steven Jackovich, 69, of Fenton, passed away late Monday evening, August 27, 2018. He was born in Detroit, on February 14, 1949, the son of the late John and Pauline (Burich) Jackovich. Formerly of Wixom, and a Fenton area resident since 2000, John was a proud U.S. Army ...

Ross M. Wolfe

HANCOCK — Ross M. Wolfe, 86, husband of Fayth (Mickelsen) Wolfe, died August 26, 2018, in Palm Coast, Florida. Ross and Fayth were former residents of Hancock. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on September 15, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hancock. A full obituary will be ...

Beatrice Pauline Lahti

BRAINERD, Minn. — Beatrice Pauline Lahti, known as Pauline, 84, of Brainerd, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at Diamond Willow in Baxter. Funeral services for Pauline will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at the Brainerd Laestadian Lutheran ...

Rosa Maria Waatti

HANCOCK — Rosa Maria Waatti, 87, a resident of Hancock, passed away Tuesday morning, August 28, 2018, at the Delaware House of Portage Pointe in Hancock, where she had been a resident patient for the past four years. She was born on July 20, 1931, in Royal Oak, a daughter of the late ...

Gloria A. Karvonen

ATLANTIC MINE — Gloria A. Karvonen, 87, of Atlantic Mine, died on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. She was born on November 2, 1930, in Hubbell, the daughter of the late Elden and Lanelda (King) Dulong. She attended school in Hancock and ...

Norman A. Kujala

ELMA, Wash. — Norman A. Kujala, 92, of Elma, Washington, former Tapiola Road resident, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at home, with his wife, Marge, at his side. Norman was born on October 22, 1925, in Houghton County, son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth (Putkela) Kujala. Norman ...

William G. ‘Bill’ Haller

HOUGHTON — William G. “Bill” Haller, 76, passed away at his home on August 27, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Eloise; his daughter, Stephanie of Portland, Oregon; his stepsons, Darren (Amy) Olson of Chicago, Illinois, and Garrett (Cathleen) Olson of River Forest, Illinois; and his ...

Gudrun Emma Holstein

ARNHEIM—Gudrun Emma Holstein, 74, a resident of Arnheim, passed away Wednesday morning, August 29, 2018, following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral homes of Chassell are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Jacob Dixon

L’ANSE — Jacob Dixon, 14, a resident of L’Anse, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 11, 2018, while on vacation with his father in California. He was born on July 17, 2004, in Laurium, to Ryan Dixon and Tammy Thyrion. He was entering his freshman year at Houghton High School. ...

Lesley E. ‘Les’ Hinkle

CROSS PLAINS, Wis. — Lesley E. “Les” Hinkle, 56, of Cross Plains, Wisconsin, formerly of Hancock, passed away unexpectedly, of cardiac arrest, on Friday August 24, 2018, in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1966, at the age of four, he and his family moved to live in Ripley. Les attended ...

Norman A. Kujala

ELMA, Wash. — Norman A. Kujala, 92, of Elma, Washington, former Tapiola Road resident, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at home, with his wife, Marge, at his side. Norman was born on October 22, 1925, in Houghton County, son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth (Putkela) Kujala. Norman ...

Richard Jack Kaiponen

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — Richard Jack Kaiponen, 77, of Port Orchard, Washington, passed away peacefully at his home, with family by his side, on July 20, 2018, from dementia. He was born and raised in Baltic, to Urho and Hannah Kaiponen. He met the love of his life, Betty, and together they ...

Robert Earl ‘Bob’ Koskela

CLARKSTON — Robert Earl “Bob” Koskela passed away on August 18, 2018, in Clarkston. He was born on July 1, 1931, in Stanton Township. He married Joyce Perreault in 1951, and lived in Beacon Hill. They moved to the Detroit area, raising their four daughters in the suburb of Berkley, ...

Ramona E. LeClaire

L'ANSE — Ramona E. LeClaire, 83, of L'Anse, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at The Lighthouse of Hancock. Ramona's obituary may be viewed and condolences may be sent to reidfuneralservicechapel.com Funeral arrangements for Ramona are incomplete and will be announced by the Reid ...

William G. Haller

HOUGHTON — William G. Haller, 76, a resident of Houghton, passed away at home on Monday morning, August 27, 2018.The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family.