Obituaries

John Michael ‘Mike’ Keeley

CHASSELL — John Michael “Mike” Keeley, 70, of Chassell, died unexpectedly on September 28, 2018. Michael was born in Laurium, on July 23, 1948. In 1972, he married Susan Marie Schneider and they raised three boys. He remained married to Susan until her passing in 2014. Mike had earned ...

Jane Julia Pelto

MOHAWK — Jane Julia Pelto, 74, a resident of Mohawk, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Elaine M. Aalto

CALUMET — Elaine M. Aalto, 82, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully at The Lighthouse of Hubbell on Monday, October 1, 2018. She was born on October 13, 1935, in Laurium, to George and Annie (Price) Fountaine. She attended the local schools. Elaine enjoyed spending time with her ...

Kenneth John Anderson

HARBERT — Kenneth John Anderson, 89, of Harbert, formerly of Lake Linden, passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 16, 2018, with his wife of 34 years by his bedside. He was born in Laurium. Ken and his twin brother, Don, were the first twins born at the (then) new hospital. Ken ...

John Michael ‘Mike’ Keeley

CHASSELL — John Michael “Mike” Keeley, 70, of Chassell, died unexpectedly on September 28, 2018. The O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is in charge of the arrangements which are still incomplete.

Vivien (Bernd) Lindeman

LAKE LINDEN — Vivien (Bernd) Lindeman, 65, a resident of Lake Linden, peacefully passed away Friday afternoon, September 28, 2018, at home with her family by her side following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born on November 23, 1952, in Orange County, California. Vivien was a ...

Paul A. Rimpela

HANCOCK — Paul A. Rimpela, 88, a resident of Hancock and former Chassell resident, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the Winona House of Portage Pointe where he had been a resident since this past February. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting ...

Elaine Aalto

CALUMET — Elaine Aalto, 82, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Monday morning, October 1, 2018, at the Lighthouse of Hubbell. Arrangements will be announced by Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.

Gwendolyn Luella Haltunen

COPPER CITY — Gwendolyn Luella Haltunen passed away, peacefully, at her home surrounded by her loving family on September 25, 2018. She was 100 years a child of God, 98 years a dear Sister, 84 years a loving mother, 78 years a devoted-wife, 59 years a caring grandmother, 33 years a ...

Vivien (Bernd) Lindeman

LAKE LINDEN — Vivien (Bernd) Lindeman, 65, a resident of Lake Linden, peacefully passed away Friday afternoon, September 28, 2018, at home with her family by her side following a lengthy illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the ...

Gustavo Bourdieu

HANCOCK — Gustavo Bourdieu, 74, a resident of Hancock, passed away suddenly on Monday, September 17, 2018. Gustavo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, son of the late Raimundo Jose Bourdieu and Maria Genara (Castilla) Bourdieu. Gustavo was raised in Argentina and resided in Peru for more ...

Joyce E. VanWestenburg

CHASSELL — Joyce E. VanWestenburg, 86, of Chassell, peacefully departed this world on Friday, September 21, 2018, in her home following a stroke the previous week. Joyce was born on December 29, 1931, in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Peter and Gertrude Timmer. She leaves behind her ...

Helen M. Toivonen

MASS CITY – Helen M. Toivonen, 85, passed from this life into eternal life on September 24, 2018. A lifelong resident of Mass City, Helen moved to Manistique, in January of this year, where she spent her last months surrounded by her loving family and the wonderful caregivers at Woodland ...

Joyce E. VanWestenburg

CHASSELL — Joyce E. VanWestenburg, 86, of Chassell, peacefully departed this world on Friday, September 21, 2018, in her home following a stroke the previous week. Joyce was born on December 29, 1931, in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Peter and Gertrude Timmer. She leaves behind her husband, ...

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Teddy

L’ANSE – Robert J. “Bob” Teddy, 65, of L’Anse, passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018 at UP Health System, Marquette. He was born in Detroit, on August 13, 1953, the son of the late Fred and Josephine (Zapolnik) Teddy. The family moved to L’Anse and Bob graduated from L’Anse ...

Fay A. Giunta

L'ANSE — Fay A. Giunta, 81, a resident of L'Anse, passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at the Light House of Hancock where she had been a resident patient. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements.

Daniel Millard Skaggs

CLEARFIELD, UT — Daniel Millard Skaggs, recently of Clearfield, Utah, died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of September 22, 2018, at the age of 78 years, 1 month and 16 days. He was born on August 5, 1940, in Wichita, Kansas, the third and youngest child of David Millard Skaggs ...

John W. Clark

CALUMET — John W. Clark, 69, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. John was born in Detroit, on July 29, 1949, a son of John and Mary Clark-Brown. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1967 to 1970 with nineteen months served ...

Joyce E. VanWestenburg

CHASSELL — Joyce E. VanWestenburg, 86, of Chassell, peacefully departed this world on Friday, September 21, 2018, in her home following a stroke the previous week. Joyce was born on December 29, 1931, in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Peter and Gertrude Timmer. She leaves behind her ...

Gwen Haltunen

CALUMET — Gwen Haltunen, 100, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at her home on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.