Obituaries

Katherine Lucille Lanctot

L’ANSE — Katherine Lucille Lanctot, formerly of L’Anse, passed away peacefully in her sleep, at Souris Valley Care Center in Velva, North Dakota, October 20, 2017. She was born in Baltic, daughter of Paul and Lucille (Rauh) Maurin. Kay graduated from Painesdale High School. She then went ...

Peter Miller

LAKE LINDEN —Peter Miller, 90, lifelong resident of Lake Linden, passed away unexpectedly, with his family by his side, at the Aspirus Wausau hospital on October 20, 2017. He was born February 16, 1927, a son of Peter and Helen (Pflugi) Miller. He attended Lake Linden Schools before being ...

Deborah Jean (Fraki) Usitalo

HOUGHTON — Deborah Jean (Fraki) Usitalo, 53, a resident of Coles Creek Rd., Houghton, died Friday, October 20, 2017, at UP Health System-Marquette. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home in Hancock. Visitation will be from ...

June Gracyk

June Gracyk, 59, beloved wife of Les Tolonen for 22 years; loving mother of Joseph and Noah; sister of Elsa Jacklich (Bob); step-mother of Dawn Marie (Dale), Anthony, Leslie, Jr. (Tabatha) and Christopher Tolonen; step-grandmother and great-grandmother. June passed away on Tuesday, October ...

Ruth L. Hannula

POPLAR, Wisconsin — Ruth L. Hannula, 88, Poplar, Wisconsin, resident, died Friday, October 13, 2017, at Middle River Health & Rehabilitation Center in South Range, Wisconsin. She was born on September 11, 1929, in Mohawk, to William and Mae (Aho) Wuolukka. Ruth graduated in 1946 from ...

James G. ‘Kemer’ Bennetts

WAUWATOSA, Wisc. — James G. “Kemer” Bennetts, 90, a resident of Oak Park Place in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, passed away surrounded by his family on October 12, 2017. He was born on March 21, 1927, in Calumet, the son of Lorna Doone Menzies Bennetts and Russell Kenneth Bennetts. He ...

Ann Saari

ELO — Ann Saari, 87, a resident of Elo, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Atlantic Mine on December 28, 1929, the daughter of Arthur and Anna (Keranen) Jurva. She worked at J.J. Newberry’s in Houghton after graduating from Jeffers High School ...

Craig Scott Brewer

CALUMET — Craig Scott Brewer, 57, of Calumet, passed away on Sunday night, October 15, 2017, at U.P. Health System-Portage Hospital in Hancock. He was born in Calumet on October 10, 1960, a son of the late Alfred J. and Faith (Mahaffay) Brewer. After attending Calumet Schools, he later ...

Donald Elmer Peterson

Please join us at our family home on Old Colony Rd, Calumet - Saturday, October 21, 2017, anytime between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to remember and share. Please bring your favorite stories, pictures and memories of our father and friend.

Eva Kariina (Ekonen) Lindeman

HOUGHTON — Eva Kariina (Ekonen) Lindeman, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend of many, was transported from earth to heaven on Monday, October 16, 2017. Eva was born in Ishpeming on January 17, 1926, daughter of Otto and Wilma (Lukkarinen) Ekonen. Many ...

Frances J. Dixon

HANCOCK — Frances J. Dixon, 84, a resident of Hancock and former Ironwood resident passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017, at the UP-Health Portage Hospital following a short illness. She was born on November 20, 1932, in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Fred and Reva (Hogeboom) ...

Joseph Mullin

Joseph Mullin, 94, a former resident of Rice Lake, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Lighthouse of Hubbell. He was born on January 23, 1923, in Laurium, to John and Theresa (Locatelli) Mullin. Joseph attended Sacred Heart High School and graduated with the Class of ...

Joseph ‘Razz’ Rasinowich

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Joseph “Razz” Rasinowich, 88, of Burnsville, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on October 14, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Marion; and brother, Ernie. Survived by his wife, Shirley; sister, Virginia (Hartselle); son, Brian (Colleen), daughter, ...

Lawrence Heikell

Lawrence Heikell, 78, passed away peacefully at his home in Centennial Heights on October 16, 2017. Lawrence was born to Edward and Impi (Ranta) Heikell on September 14, 1939, in Centennial Heights. He attended the Centennial Schools. He was united in marriage to Patricia Jean Narhi on ...

Nancy L. Kiiskila

DOLLAR BAY — Nancy L. Kiiskila, 82, of Lower Point Mills Road, Dollar Bay, died Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital. She was born May 12, 1935, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Thomas and Johanna (Jylha) Olson and was a 1953 graduate of the Hancock Central High ...

Paulette M. Mahr

HOUGHTON — Paulette M. Mahr, 74, a resident of Houghton passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017, at the UP-Health Portage Hospital in Hancock following a lengthy illness. She was born on December 24, 1942, in Laurium, daughter of the late Louis L. and Estelle (Delangis) Perreault. She was ...

Susan Bell

Susan Bell, 80, passed away peacefully at her home in Allouez on October 15, 2017. Susan was born to Cecil and Alice (Dean) Heatlie on March 23, 1937, in New Jersey. She graduated from the Warren High School in Gurnee, Illinois. She was united in marriage to Charles Allan Bell Sr. on June ...

Rebecca Louise Kozyra

Rebecca Louise Kozyra, 61, passed away at home early Sunday morning, October 15, 2017. She was born in Detroit, on June 24, 1956, to James and Mary Lou (Heikkila) Mickelsen. She married Stanley Kozyra on April 25, 1981, in Southfield. They moved to Grand Haven in 1987 with their two ...

Douglas H. ‘Doug’ Syrjala

L'ANSE — Douglas H. “Doug” Syrjala, 86, of L'Anse, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017, at Bayside Village, L'Anse. Mr. Syrjala's complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at reidfuneralservicechapel.com. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse has been ...

Eva K. Lindeman

HOUGHTON — Eva K. Lindeman, 91, a resident of Arbor Green in Houghton and former Winona resident, passed away Monday October 15, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting ...