Obituaries

Ruth Ilona (Kangas) Connor

L’ANSE — Ruth Ilona (Kangas) Connor, 90, of L’Anse, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017, at Bayside Village, L’Anse. She was born in Wakefield on February 12, 1927, the daughter of the late John and Ella (Linn) Kangas. She attended school in Wakefield and graduated in 1944. Ruth ...

James L. Emery

L’ANSE — James L. Emery, 55, of L'Anse, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse. Mr. Emery's obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at ...

Maureen M. Wahmhoff

CHASSELL — Maureen M. Wahmhoff, 80, of Baraga passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at her son’s home in Chassell. Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Wahmhoff are incomplete and will be announced by the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse. Mrs. Wahmhoff's obituary may also be viewed and ...

Dave (Chizza) Ahonen

BIG TRAVERSE — Dave (Chizza) Ahonen, 77, a resident of Big Traverse passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, June 24, 2017. He was born on March 18, 1940, in Laurium to Toivo and Maime (Koivu) Ahonen. He attended Calumet High School. Following high school, Dave enlisted in the ...

Dave (Chizza) Ahonen

BIG TRAVERSE — Dave (Chizza) Ahonen, 77, a resident of Big Traverse passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, June 24, 2017. He was born on March 18, 1940, in Laurium to Toivo and Maime (Koivu) Ahonen. He attended Calumet High School. Following high school, Dave enlisted in the ...

Mary J. Tuisku

HANCOCK — Seventy-year-old Mary J. Tuisku died Sunday night, May 14, 2017, at her home following a short illness. Mary did not want anyone to mourn her death, but wanted them to celebrate her life. There will be a celebration of the life of Mary Tuisku on Saturday, July 1, 2017, from 2 p.m. ...

Patricia Marie Poggione

HANCOCK — Patricia Marie Poggione, 74, of Hancock, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. She was born on July 25, 1942, daughter of the late George and Mary (Kendall) Klein. She graduated from Hancock High School in 1960, where she ...

Jerome ‘Jerry’ Hiltunen

ALLOUEZ — Jerome “Jerry” Hiltunen, a resident of Allouez Township passed away at his home on Saturday June 24, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born on October 8, 1935, a son of the late Waino and Mae (Lantto) Hiltunen. Jerry graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of ...

Patricia W. (James) Spain

HOUGHTON — Patricia W. (James) Spain, 87, a resident of the Bluff's Senior Living Community in Houghton passed away Sunday afternoon June 25, 2017, at UP Health-Portage in Hancock. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Houghton are assisting the family with the arrangements which ...

Carolyn Ann (Torreano) Kesanen

EAGLE HARBOR — Carolyn Ann (Torreano) Kesanen of Eagle Harbor, 80, formally of Flint, unexpectedly passed away on June 9, 2017. A graduate of Calumet High School. She moved to Flint to start her nursing career as a Hospital Nurse for four years at Flint Osteopathic Hospital; Flint Board of ...

Marlene S. Lassila Ylitalo

ISHPEMING — Memorial services for Marlene Ylitalo will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the Laestadian Lutheran Church in Ishpeming, with Peter Kuopus, pastor, officiating. The family will greet friends and relatives from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. and a luncheon will ...

Helen DesJardin McCormick

HUBBELL — Helen DesJardin McCormick, 83, of Hubbell, passed away on November 28, 2016. The graveside service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, July 3rd at the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Lake Linden. The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden is assisting with arrangements.

Gregory Magnuson

BOOTJACK — Gregory Magnuson, 61, of Bootjack Road, Lake Linden, passed away peacefully in Rochester, Minnesota, on June 20, 2017. Greg was born in Ishpeming on July 21, 1955, the son of Donald and Beverly (Johnson) Magnuson. He graduated from Ishpeming High School in 1973. Following high ...

Elsa Irene Keranen (Lukkari) Robb

ONTONAGON — Elsa Irene Keranen (Lukkari) Robb, a long-time resident of the Houghton County Medical Care facility, ascended to glory on June 22, 2017. She was born on January 4, 1925, in Wainola, to parents, John and Anna Keranen. She grew up on the farm with her nine siblings and graduated ...

Shawn Leche

CALUMET — Shawn F. Leche, 63, a resident of Calumet, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at home following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements.

Mary Ellen Carroll

TAMARACK CITY — Mary Ellen Carroll, 75, resident of Tamarack City, passed away at her home on June 20, 2017. She was born in Arkansas on May 25, 1942, a daughter of Floyd and Inez Hopkins. She was a graduate of Mercy High School in Detroit and Henry Ford Community College with a degree in ...

Gregory Magnuson

BOOTJACK — Gregory Magnuson, 61, of Bootjack, passed away in Rochester, Minnesota on June 20, 2017. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Jeanette M. ‘Milli’ (Rautio) Curtiss

ALAMOGORDO, New Mexico — Jeanette M. “Milli” (Rautio) Curtiss, 72, a resident of Alamogordo, New Mexico, passed away Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, at home following a lengthy illness. She was born on March 5, 1945, in Redridge, Michigan, a daughter of the late Wayne and Gertrude ...

Glenn Peterson

YPSILANTI — Glenn Peterson, son of Amelia and the late Reuben Peterson, passed away on June 14, 2017, at the age of 68. For the past 30 years he has lived in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He is survived by his mother, Amelia; by his siblings, Carol, Joyce, Jerry and Kristine; and by nieces, ...

Mary Carroll

TAMARACK CITY — Mary Carroll, 75, of Tamarack City, passed away at her home on June 20, 2017. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.