Obituaries

Paul Milanowski

DOLLAR BAY – Paul Milanowski, of Dollar Bay, passed away peacefully at home, at 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2019, following a brief sudden bout with multiple cancers. That time was the precise instant a son finished reading I Corinthians 15:58, having read the entire chapter from verse 1. ...

Richard A. Norlin

DOLLAR BAY - Richard A. “Richie” Norlin, 87, a Dollar Bay Businessman and resident, passed away surrounded by his family at home, on Thursday, August 1, 2019, following a lengthy illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the ...

Donald Axel Daavettila

HOUGHTON — Donald Axel Daavettila, 84, of Houghton, passed away Wednesday, July 31 at Marquette General Hospital. He was born in Waukegan, Illinois on November 18, 1934, to Hugo & Vera Daavettila. He was raised in Zion and graduated from Zion-Benton high school. He received his BS in ...

Duanee Bennett

LAURIUM — Duanee Bennett, 82, a resident of Laurium, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Bethany Baptist Church in Dollar Bay on Monday, August 5, 2019, at 11 a.m. with ...

James F. Piiparinen

HANCOCK — James F. Piiparinen, 75, a resident of Hancock, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the UP Health – Portage Hospital following a short illness. He was born on May 16, 1944, in Hancock, MI, to the late Raymond and Thyra (Halmekangas) Piiparinen. Jim was raised in Hancock and ...

Joan M. Gibson

TIFFIN, OH — Joan M. Gibson, 79, of Tiffin, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Bridge Hospice Care, Findlay, Ohio. She was born on January 12, 1940, in Hancock, to John and Irene (Laurin) Masters. On June 27, 1959, she married Thomas “Red” Gibson, and he survives in Tiffin, ...

Steven David Long

HOUGHTON — Steven David Long, 59, born October 2, 1959, passed away Friday, July 26, 2019, as the result of an auto accident. Steve was an amazing musician, loyal friend, and the beloved son of Georgina (Salmi) Heck. Steve-O spent most of his life in the East Lansing area, but came home ...

Dyson D. Bastian

ATLANTIC MINE —Dyson D. Bastian, 24, a former resident of Atlantic Mine, and current Williston, North Dakota resident, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019, in Williston, North Dakota, from injuries received in an accident. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are ...

Violet Berryman

HANCOCK — Violet Berryman, 78, a resident of Hancock, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2019, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Jon L. Saunders

ESCANABA — Jon L. Saunders, 85, of Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2019, following lingering health issues. He was born on March 14, 1934, in Ann Arbor, son of Edward and Dorothy (Stralo) Saunders. Jon was raised in Hancock and graduated from Hancock High School in 1952. He ...

James F. Piiparinen

HANCOCK — James F. Piiparinen, 75, a resident of Hancock, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the UP Health – Portage Hospital, following a short illness. Funeral Services for Jim will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock, ...

JoAnn M. Hauswirth

HANCOCK — JoAnn M. Hauswirth, 79, a resident of Hancock, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019, at the Omega House in Houghton, following a lengthy illness. She was born on January 11, 1940, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Anton and Marion (Hahka) Hauswirth. JoAnn was raised in Hancock ...

Paul Milanowski

DOLLAR BAY — Paul Milanowski, 90, a resident of Dollar Bay passed away on Sunday July 28, 2019, peacefully at his home. The funeral service will be held at Bethany Baptist Church, 48544 Main Street Dollar Bay, MI 49922, on Saturday August 3, 2019, at 3 p.m. Friends may call at the Bethany ...

William A. Herstrom

CALUMET — William A. Herstrom, 66, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Milwaukee Wisconsin, from complications following a bone marrow transplant. He was born on November 11, 1952, in Detroit to Marvin & Annette (Wahtola) Herstrom. Bill was a graduate of ...

Kenneth A. Aho

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Kenneth A. Aho, 77, a former resident of Clarkston, passed away on May 8, 2019, at Rochester, Minnesota. He was born on January 11, 1942, in Laurium. His parents were Hazel(Huhta) and Rudolph E. Aho. He served in the US Army Engineers from 1962-1965 with service in ...

Lynne Merle Farris

I was born, I lived, I died. See you on the other side. A celebration of life will be held in September. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences can be left for the family at ericksoncrowleypeterson.com

Timothy Durocher

LAKE LINDEN — Timothy Durocher, 62, of Kingsford, formerly of Lake Linden, passed away on December 26, 2018. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden, with Father Joseph Boakye-Yiadom to ...

Willis J. Fontaine

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Willis J. Fontaine, who passed away in Arkansas on June 26, 2019, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Houghton. Friends are welcome to stop by and visit with Will’s family at an open house on ...

Bertha Anderson

CALUMET — Bertha Anderson, a resident of Calumet, passed away on July 27, 2019 at the Omega House. Bertha was born on June 9, 1935 in Fulton location. Bertha is the daughter of the late Adolph and Mathilda Kanniainen. After graduating high school, she moved to the Detroit area and was ...

Charles Nels “Chuck” Juntunen

HANCOCK — Charles Nels “Chuck” Juntunen, 71, formerly of Hancock, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at his residence at Hubbell Haven in Hubbell. He was born on August 1, 1947, in Hancock, to the late Nels and Ruth (Sincock) Juntunen. He was a 1966 graduate of Hancock High School. ...