Obituaries

Robert Erkkila

CALUMET — Robert Erkkila, 74, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 16, 2019. He was born on June 26, 1944, in Calumet, to Reino and Ruth (Cane) Erkkila. He attended Calumet High School and graduated with the Class of 1962. On July 25, 1964, he ...

Ruth Ann Pellegrini

HANCOCK — Ruth Ann Pellegrini, 82, a resident of Hancock, and formerly of Elmhurst, Illinois, died on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at the UP Health System-Portage. She was born December 15, 1936, in Hancock, a daughter of Einard Anderson and Lillian Maki-Kinnunen. Ruth moved to Elmhurst in ...

Elma E. Anderson

CALUMET — Elma E. Anderson, 93, a former Calumet resident, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where she had been a patient for the past four and a half years. She was born on December 30, 1925, in Hancock, a daughter of the ...

Sylvia L. Gagnon

CHASSELL — Sylvia L. Gagnon, 92, a resident of Chassell, passed away Tuesday morning, on February 19, 2019, at the Franklin House of Portage Pointe in Hancock. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements, which will be announced at a ...

Carol Ann (Chandonais) Dennis

LAKE LINDEN — Carol Ann (Chandonais) Dennis, 81, of Lake Linden, passed away at the Green Tree of Hubbell on February 15, 2019. She was born on June 3, 1937, a daughter of Louis and Margaret Chandonais. She was a graduate of Lake Linden-Hubbell High School. She worked at the Houghton ...

John E. Spivey

EAGLE HARBOR TOWNSHIP — John E. Spivey, 70, a resident of Eagle Harbor Township, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Marshfield Clinic. He was born on January 11, 1949, in Detroit, son of the late James and Lucille (Flemister) Spivey. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree ...

Mayme Jurmu

MOHAWK — Mayme Jurmu, 88, a former resident of Mohawk, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Gardenview Assisted Living and Memory Care in Calumet. She was born on April 17, 1930, in Laurium, to Gust and Esther (Kero) Simila. She attended the Allouez Township Schools and graduated ...

Suzanne M. Heikkila

LAURIUM — Suzanne M. Heikkila, 77, a resident of Laurium, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. She was born on September 1, 1941, in Calumet, a daughter of the late Robert and Lyla (Simula) Oja. Suzanne attended the Calumet Schools. Suzanne ...

Robert Erkkila

CALUMET — Robert Erkkila, 74, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 17, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Jackie R. Rauch

CALUMET — Jackie R. Rauch, 90, a resident of Calumet, passed away at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming on Monday, February 18, 2019. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet will announce the arrangements.

Robert (Bob) Nilson

Robert (Bob) Nilson, 75, passed away on February 15, 2018. He was born on January 8, 1943, son of Clara Johanna Nilson (nee Wuopio) and Robert Anton Nilson. He grew up in Detroit, and spent his early childhood and summers in Calumet. Shortly after Bob graduated, he enlisted and served on the ...

Glenn R. Hayrynen

MISERY BAY — Glenn R. Hayrynen, of Misery Bay, passed away on February 2, 2019, at UP Health System-Marquette. Glenn was born on December 6, 1950, in Hancock, son of Carl E. Hayrynen, Sr. and Aili (Kemppa) Hayrynen. Glenn grew up in Misery Bay on the shores of Lake Superior, on property that ...

Daniel Patrick Destrampe McCarthy

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Daniel Patrick Destrampe McCarthy, 60, passed away on February 12, 2019, at home with his wife, Lisa, by his side. Daniel is the son-in-law of Bernie Destrampe and Alice Destrampe of Hubbell. A memorial service will be held on February 20, 2019, at St. Joseph’s ...

Gloria M. Mayra

DELAFIELD, Wis. — Gloria M. Mayra, 83, a resident of Delafield, Wisconsin, and former resident of Hancock, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Angels Grace Hospice in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. She was born on January 15, 1936, in Hancock, the daughter of the late Aimo and Dolores ...

John Allan Liuska, Jr.

KEWEENAW BAY — John Allan Liuska, Jr., 54, of Keweenaw Bay, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at his home, with his loving wife by his side. He was born in L’Anse, on October 23, 1964, the son of John Allan and Jean (Burke) Liuska, Sr. John graduated from L’Anse High School in ...

Mary Alice (Olsen) Peterson

L’ANSE — Mary Alice (Olsen) Peterson, 93, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2019, while holding her daughter’s hand. She was the last surviving child of 11 born to Amanda and Olaf (O.C.) Olsen of L’Anse. The sadness we are experiencing is selfish as we have a difficult time ...

Esther Tervo

CHASSELL — Esther Tervo, 89, a resident of Snake River Hill, passed away Thursday morning, on February 14, 2019, at the Omega House in Houghton. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell are assisting the family with the arrangements, which will be announced at a later time.

Mayme Jurmu

CALUMET — Mayme Jurmu, 88, a former resident of Mohawk, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 15, 2019, at Gardenview Assisted Living and Memory Care in Calumet. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Carol Dennis

LAKE LINDEN — Carol Dennis, of Lake Linden, passed away at the Green Tree in Hubbell, on February 15, 2019.

Oliver E. Maki

L’ANSE — Oliver E. Maki, 95, of L’Anse, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at The Lighthouse in Hancock. He was born May 10, 1923 in Mass, son of Samuel and Kate (Pirkola) Maki. During WWII he worked in the CC camps. Oliver married Irene Saari in Detroit where he lived since ...