Obituaries

Ernest Andrew ‘Ernie’ Kipina

HOUGHTON — Ernest Andrew “Ernie” Kipina, a resident of the Superior Road, Houghton, passed away on December 26, 2017, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Houghton on August 7, 1932, to Matt and Johanna (Niemi) Kipina, and was a graduate of the Houghton ...

Val Marie Kohlman (Kolehmainen)

01/02/1939 — 06/08/2016 Insightful. Compassionate. Free Spirited. Open Minded. Competitive. Funny. Talented. Artistic. Intelligent. Trailblazer. Throughout her life, this amazing woman stood tall when facing challenges, embraced opportunities with enthusiasm, and carried a profound love ...

Dorothy Jarvey

CALUMET — Dorothy Jarvey, 91, of Albion Location in Calumet passed away on December 31, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where she has been a resident for the past six years. She was born on April 9, 1926, in Kearsarge, the daughter of the late Stephan and ...

Effie V. Hallstrom

HANCOCK — Effie V. Hallstrom, 102, passed away peacefully at the Franklin House of Portage Pointe in Hancock, where she was a resident for six months. She was born on October 26, 1915, in Hancock, the daughter of August and Sandra Simonson. On May 30, 1938, she was married to Matt ...

Gary L. Worrall

CHASSELL — Gary L. Worrall, 75, a resident of Chassell passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017, at the UP-Health Marquette, Hospital where he had been a patient for the past five days following a stroke. Funeral services for Gary will be held 11 a.m. Friday, January 5, 2017, at S.S. Peter ...

James W. Spence Sr.

CALUMET — James W. Spence Sr., 75, a longtime resident of New London, Wisconsin, and two-month resident of Calumet, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at the Lighthouse of Hubbell. He was born on June 12, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois, to Samuel and Ruth (Treichel) Spence, ...

Karen Sue Howard

WHITE PINE — Karen Sue Howard, 73, of White Pine, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at her home in White Pine. She was born in Ontonagon, December 1, 1944, to William Picotte and Ellen (Carlson) Steed. She was a graduate of White Pine High School, Class of 1963. Karen owned and ...

Sharon Faye Elenich

L’ANSE — Sharon Faye Elenich, 66, of L’Anse, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Bayside Village in L’Anse. She was born January 29, 1951, in Hancock, daughter of Arthur and Aileen (Eiola) Raasio. Sharon graduated from Hancock High School in 1969. She married Frederick ...

Patricia M. Kinnee

PELKIE — Patricia M. Kinnee, 80, a former resident of Pelkie, passed away Sunday evening, December 31, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where she had been a resident for the past three years. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting ...

Joyce Sample

PORTLAND, Oreg. — Joyce Sample, 89, of Portland, Oregon, formerly of Marquette and Houghton, died peacefully early Sunday morning in Portland with her loving family at her side. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home, which will release a complete ...

Margaret Ricchi

HANCOCK — Margaret Ricchi, 87, of Hancock, passed away at Portage Pointe in Hancock on January 1, 2017. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting with the arrangements.

William R. Carkeek

BARAGA — William R. Carkeek, 97, of Baraga, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Carkeek are incomplete and will be announced by the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse.

Barbara A. (Newman) Hammond

CALUMET — Barbara A. (Newman) Hammond, 40, a resident of Calumet passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018 in Wausau Wisconsin. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family.

Dorothy Katherine Lampinen

COBURNTOWN — Dorothy Katherine Lampinen, 88, of Coburntown passed away December 28, 2017, and is now together with her late husband of 65 years, William Werner Lampinen in heaven. Dorothy was born in Paavola to parents, David and Albina Pyykkonen. Dorothy is survived by Susan (Keith) ...

Harold M. Trewhella

NEGAUNEE — Harold Martin Trewhella, 89, of Owaissa St., Negaunee, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, December 28, 2017, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in the care of his loving family. Harold was born April 8, 1928, in Palmer to Stephen and Hilma (Wakkuri) Trewhella ...

Nancy A. Klingbeil

HOUGHTON — Nancy A. Klingbeil, 73, of 1206 Maple Lane in Houghton, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at the Omega House in Houghton. She was born in Hancock on November 8, 1944, to the late Leo R. “Doc” and Mary J. (Federighe) Lucchesi. She attended Hancock Schools and ...

Peter P. Sandretto (‘Pete’)

HANCOCK — Peter P. Sandretto (”Pete”), 100 years and nine months, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017. He was born in Red Jacket Location (now Calumet), on March 17, 1917, the son of Peter (Pietro) Sandretto and Irene Olson. Pete lived his whole life in Hancock until the last ...

Bugs get priority over kids fishing

To the editor: About 15 years ago, the CLK Sportsmans Club had a gun show at Ahmeek. A woman asked why don’t we do something for the kids? They have nothing to do but shoot birds and insulators. I told her we are going to have a fishing derby at the Swedetown Pond that July. At the derby ...

Vainutis Kazimieras Vaitkevicius, ‘Dr. Vee’

Vainutis Kazimieras Vaitkevicius, “Dr. Vee” was born on January 12, 1927, in Kaunas, Lithuania. He passed December 24, 2017, at the Omega House Hospice in Houghton. Above all else, his life was defined by his perseverance and compassion, which was shaped by the immense hardships he and ...

Gary Wayne Auge

FLINT — Gary Wayne Auge, 74, of Flint and Baraga, died December 27, 2017. Gary was born January 30, 1943, the son of Henry and Sylvia (Styrck) Auge. He married Susan White on November 6, 1965 in Baraga. Gary was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy from 1961-1965. He graduated from Michigan ...