Obituaries

Thatcher Markham

HOUGHTON CANAL — Thatcher Markham, 12, son of Rodney and Joanne Markham, passed away Monday evening, June 18, 2018, at University of Michigan CS Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, from injuries received in a flooding accident. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are ...

Charles E. ‘Chuck’ Klingbeil

HOUGHTON — Charles E. “Chuck” Klingbeil, 52, of Houghton, passed away on Tuesday morning, June 19, 2018, in Chicago while traveling back to the Copper Country. He died as the result of an apparent heart condition. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later from the ...

Bryce Bradley Thyrion

CALUMET — Bryce Bradley Thyrion, passed peacefully in the arms of his parents during the early morning hours of June 5, 2018. He is the son of Randy and Jamie Thyrion of Calumet. He is survived by his parents; his brothers, Brendan Cygan, Nathan Thyrion and Taylor Thyrion, all of Calumet; ...

Charles Rudolph Myers

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Charles Rudolph Myers, 77, of West Bloomfield, died June 12, 2018. He was born April 2, 1941, in Lake Linden, to Clement and Margaret (nee: Loka) Myers. Mr. Myers was the beloved husband of 46 years to Mary; loving brother of Richard Myers and the late James Myers; ...

Dan A. Harter

CALUMET — Dan A. Harter, 49, of Calumet, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wisconsin. Dan was born to William and Sharon (Fretter) Harter on March 21, 1969, in Laurium. He attended Calumet High School. Dan worked as a small engine repairman for ...

Gretchen (Hugh) Boyer

HOUGHTON — Gretchen (Hugh) Boyer, 74, a resident of Houghton, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the UP-Health Marquette Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born on October 7, 1943, in Indianapolis, Indiana, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Teresa (Ferster) Glazier. ...

Jon L. Schuster

ATLANTIC MINE — Jon L. Schuster, 53, a resident of Atlantic Mine, passed away unexpectedly June 15, 2018, at his home. He was born on September 22, 1964, in Menominee, Wisconsin, a son of Lloyd and Elaine (Pannenen) Schuster. Jon was raised in Houghton and graduated from the Houghton High ...

Norman ‘Norm’ Pelto

MARQUETTE/NORTH PORT, Fla. — Norman “Norm” Pelto, 82, of Marquette and North Port, Florida, former resident of Calumet, died February 27, 2018. A celebration of life for Norman will be held at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home, Marquette, on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 1 p.m. until 3 ...

Anna Mae (Kemppa) Miettinen

CALUMET — Anna Mae (Kemppa) Miettinen, 85, of Calumet, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018, at Garden View Memory Care in Calumet. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Bruno Hempel

MASS CITY — Bruno Hempel, 96, a resident of Mass City, and former longtime resident of Southfield, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2018, at the Lighthouse in Hancock. He was born in the German town of Dortmund, on July 17, 1921. His father Stefan came to the US to make a new start for ...

Clarence O. Busser

DOLLAR BAY — Clarence O. Busser, 82, a resident of Dollar Bay, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018, at UP Health System-Portage with his family by his side. Clarence was born on July 25, 1935, in Dixon, Illinois, to the late Clarence and Crystal (Tilton) Busser. He was raised in Dixon and ...

Jon L. Schuster

ATLANTIC MINE — Jon L. Schuster, 53, a resident of Atlantic Mine, passed away unexpectedly June 15, 2018, at his home. A memorial service for Jon will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock with Pastor Chuck Bylkas to officiate. The ...

Martha C. Isaacson

HANCOCK — A memorial service for Martha C. Isaacson, 100, a resident of Houghton County Medical Care Facility, who passed away February 27, 2018, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Houghton with Pastor David Taivalkoski to officiate. ...

Harvey John Mattila

ACTON, Calif. — Harvey John Mattila, 88, of Acton, California, passed away on May 23, 2018, in Lancaster, California. He was born on April 7, 1930, in Calumet, to Emily (Heikkinen) and Felix Mattila. From 1951 to 1954, Harvey served in the Marine Corps in the Korean War. He was an ...

Guy Michaelson

CALUMET — Guy Michaelson, 57, who passed away on January 23, 2018, will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Lake View Cemetery. The Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Laverne Francis Brown

FRISCO, Texas — Laverne Francis Brown, 95, of Frisco, Texas, passed away on June 2, 2018. She was born on August 13, 1922, in Wakefield, to Mary Elizabeth (Pezzetti) and Mose Giansante. On October 8, 1949, Laverne married Lyle William Brown. They resided in Hancock, until 1978, when they ...

Marcia L. Blau

CALUMET — A memorial service for Marcia L. Blau, 62, will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018, at the Siskiwit Reception Hall at 4 p.m. The Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Clarence Busser

Clarence Busser, 82, a resident of Dollar Bay, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at UP Health System — Portage. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Thomas Parrish

Thomas J. Parrish, 69, a resident of Dollar Bay, passed away Thursday morning June 14, 2018, at UP Health — Portage following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Clayton ‘Keith’ Mugford

JACOBSVILLE — Clayton “Keith” Mugford, 77, a resident of Jacobsville, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at UP Health System-Marquette with his family at his side. He was born on December 21, 1940, in Ahmeek, to Clayton Collins “Jack” and Dorothy L. (Smith) Mugford. He loved to ...