Obituaries

Julie Beth Gades

HANCOCK — Julie Beth Gades, 60, of Hancock, passed away on Thursday morning, April 26, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, April 30, 2018, at Saints Peter & Paul Lutheran Church in Houghton. Visitation will be held at the church on ...

Anna Elizabeth Miller

BOOTJACK — Anna Elizabeth Miller, 86, of Bootjack, passed away after a short illness on April 26, 2018, at the Lighthouse in Hubbell. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Ronald W. Haka

PELKIE — Ronald W. Haka, 78, of Pelkie, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital. He was born April 14, 1940, in L’Anse, son of Wesley and Yvonne (Brazeau) Haka. Ron graduated from Baraga High School in 1959. In 1963, he joined the Army National Guard. ...

Mabel Goninan

HUBBELL — Mabel Goninan, 81, passed away on April 26, 2018, at The Lighthouse at Hubbell. Arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Catherine W. Uotila

ONTONAGON — Catherine (Cathy) W. Uotila, 75, of Ontonagon, passed away on April 19, 2018. Cathy was born in Ontonagon, to Henry and Fronie Weza on September 29, 1942. She graduated from Ontonagon High School in 1960. Cathy married Frank Uotila on November 24, 1962. She worked in various ...

Ellen T. Vivian

NEGAUNEE — Ellen T. Vivian, 74, a longtime Negaunee resident, entered eternal life on Thursday, April 12, 2018. She had been a resident at the Marquette Co. Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming, since April 2, 2018, and prior to that resided at the Teal Lake Senior Living Community, for the ...

Frederick Edmond Ojala

BARAGA — Frederick Edmond Ojala, 85, of Baraga, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018, at his home. He was born July 1, 1932, in Nisula, son of Toivo and Ethel (Pirkola) Ojala. Fred graduated from Hancock High School. He was honorably discharged from the US Navy. Fred married the ...

Harvey Filppula

DOLLAR BAY — A memorial service for Harvey Filppula, 80, formerly of Dollar Bay, who died April 1, 2018, will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at First Lutheran Church in Dollar Bay. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday at the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home in ...

Phyllis N. Kangas

HANCOCK — Phyllis N. Kangas, 81, formerly of Toivola, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. She was born July 13, 1936, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Toivo and Ellen (Keranen) Kangas. She was a 1954 graduate of the Jeffers ...

Ronald W. Haka

PELKIE — Ronald W. Haka, 78, of Pelkie, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the Jacobson Funeral Home.

Dana M. Domitrovich

TOMAHAWK, Wis. — Dana M. Domitrovich, 56, of Tomahawk, Wisconsin, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 16, 2018. Dana was born May 14, 1961, in Ontonagon, to Anthony and Barbara (Goulet) Domitrovich. Dana later married and raised her children with her former spouse, David ...

Albert William Bilgen

EGG HARBOR, Wis. — Albert William Bilgen, 91, died on April 21, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born in Hubbell and was the youngest of Henry and Albertina (Gunville) Bilgen’s eight children. Bill graduated from Lake Linden-Hubbell High School in 1945 as class president. He ...

Dorothy M. Ranta

HOUGHTON CANAL — Dorothy M. Ranta, 87, a resident of the Houghton Canal, passed away Sunday morning, April 22, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where she had been a patient for the past two weeks. Dorothy was born on April 11, 1931, to Charles and Marie ...

Felicita Anna Boggio

LAURIUM — Felicita Anna Boggio, 89, formerly of Laurium, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Garden View Assisted Living in Calumet. Felicita was born in Laurium, on July 11, 1928, to Dominic and Pauline (Torreano) Marolla. She attended local schools, graduating from Calumet High ...

Dorothy M. Ranta

HOUGHTON CANAL — Dorothy M. Ranta, 87, a resident of the Houghton Canal, passed away Sunday morning, April 22, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where she had been a patient for the past two weeks. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock have been ...

Felicita Anna Boggio

LAURIUM — Felicita Anna Boggio, 89, formerly of Laurium, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Garden View Assisted Living in Calumet. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting with the arrangements.

Wesley Oiva Niemi

MERIDIAN, Idaho — Wesley Oiva Niemi passed away on Sunday afternoon, April 1, 2018, at St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center in Meridian, Idaho, following a battle with end-stage dementia. Wes was born September 16, 1935, in Ahmeek, Michigan, to Oiva Weikko Niemi and Linda Impola Niemi. He ...

SGM John E. Kivela, Jr., U.S. Army (Ret.)

BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. — John, 79, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2018, in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania. His life journey began on March 19, 1939, born in Allouez to Finnish parents, John E. Kivela, Sr. and Helen Laity Kivela. Raised in the Lutheran faith for most of his life by his ...

M. Louise Aho

TAMARACK CITY — M. Louise Aho, 98, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on April 7, 2018. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home. There will also be visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, ...

Dorothy Mae (Jonas) Bays

LIVONIA — Dorothy Mae (Jonas) Bays, 88, born 1929, died April 17, 2018. She was the daughter of Wilbert and Eva Jonas. Dorothy graduated from Calumet High School in 1947 and Highland Park General Hospital nursing school in 1950. Her surgical nursing career included stops in St. Clair, the ...