Obituaries

Lois Marie Tembreull

L’ANSE — Lois Marie Tembreull, 87, of L’Anse, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018, at Omega House in Houghton. A lifelong resident of L’Anse, Lois was born on May 28, 1931, to the late Earl and Mildred (Sands) Daust. She graduated from L’Anse High School in 1949, and married John ...

Janet M. Wentela

ISHPEMING — Janet M. Wentela, 88, formerly of York Street in Ishpeming, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2018, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. Janet was born on August 17, 1929, in Ishpeming, to Gust Holm and Myrtle (Carlson) Holm. She graduated from Ishpeming High School ...

Norman E. Harris

TAPIOLA — Norman E. Harris, 79, of Tapiola and formerly of Painesdale, died Sunday, July 1, 2018, at the Omega House following a lengthy illness. He was born December 17, 1938, in Hancock, to Gordon and Mabel (Dodge) Harris. Norman was raised by his mother, Mabel, and step-father, Harold ...

Caleb L. Dorvinen

ATLANTIC MINE — Caleb L. Dorvinen, 19, a resident of Atlantic Mine, unexpectedly passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at home. He was born on July 29, 1998, in Hancock, son of David Dorvinen and Cindy (Beauchamp) Dorvinen. Caleb was raised in Atlantic Mine, and was a graduate of Houghton ...

Ernest Andrew Kipina

HOUGHTON — Ernest Andrew “Ernie” Kipina, a resident of Superior Road, Houghton, passed away on December 26, 2017, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, following a brief illness. Ernie is survived by his wife, Miriam; son, Paul (Beth) of Oswego, Illinois; daughter, Ann of Chicago; and nieces and ...

Paul J. McKinstry

CALUMET — Paul J. McKinstry, 82, a resident of Calumet, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton. He was born on April 5, 1936, in Laurium, to James and Bernice (Stetter) McKinstry. He attended Sacred Heart High School and graduated with the Class of ...

Robert W. ‘Bobby’ Nelson

HANCOCK — Robert W. "Bobby" Nelson, 60, of Hancock, died July 1, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. Arrangements are being handled by the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home of Hancock, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

Donald Kauppila

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Donald Kauppila passed away on October 8, 2017, after a brief illness. Please join his family for a memorial service and celebration of his life on July 7, 2018, at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Copper City Community Hall, down the street from his boyhood home.

John H. Pyykkonen

CHASSELL — Graveside services for John H. Pyykkonen, 77, a resident of Chassell, who passed away November 3, 2017, at the Omega House in Houghton, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 7, 2018, at the Chassell Cemetery with Rev. Soren Schmidt to officiate. To view John’s obituary or to ...

Norman E. Harris

TAPIOLA — Norman E. Harris, 79, of Tapiola and formerly of Painesdale, died July 1, 2018, at the Omega House. A memorial service is tentatively scheduled for July 12, 2018, at the Mountain View Mortuary in South Range. A full obituary will be released at a later time. Arrangements are ...

Norma S. Kangas

HANCOCK — Norma S. Kangas, 97, a former resident of the Arbor Green Apartments, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where she had been a resident patient for the past three years. She was born on January 18, 1921, in Paavola, a daughter ...

Paul A. Kemppainen

SALO LOCATION — Paul A. Kemppainen, 71, a resident of Salo Location, passed away suddenly on Friday evening, June 29, 2018. He was born on August 29, 1946, in Hancock, son of the late Eino and Esther (Maki) Kemppainen. Paul was a graduate of Hancock High School with the Class of 1964. He ...

Rev. Norman E. Lund

HOUGHTON — Rev. Norman E. Lund, 93, retired missionary and resident of the Bluffs Senior Living Community in Houghton, passed away Tuesday evening, June 26, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton, surrounded by his family. Norman was born March 22, 1925, in Houghton, son of the late Oscar and ...

Ruth Swift Campbell

LAKELAND, Fla. — A Celebration of Life for Ruth Swift Campbell, 97, a resident of Lakeland, Florida, and former Houghton resident, who passed away January 10, 2018, in Lakeland, Florida, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the Portage Lake United Church in ...

Vera Picchiottino

CALUMET — Vera Picchiottino, 86, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Milwaukee. She was preceded in death by husband, Douglas; and grandchildren, Jason and Nicky. Vera is survived by her sons, Bob (Joey) and Mike (Judy); daughters, Kae (Jeff) Shober and Lisa (the late Paul) ...

Elmer Dupuis

LAKE LINDEN — Elmer Dupuis, 97, formerly of Lake Linden, passed away on September 3, 2017. The graveside military rites will be conducted by the Copper Country Veterans at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018, at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Lake Linden. The Pearce Funeral home in Lake Linden is ...

Susan (Aho) Laux

GREENVILLE, Tenn. — A memorial service for Susan Laux, a former Ripley resident, who passed away on October 1, 2017, will be held on Friday, July 6, 2018, at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock at 11 a.m. If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to the organization of ...

Paul A. Kemppainen

SALO LOCATION — Paul A. Kemppainen, 71, a resident of Salo, suddenly passed away Friday evening, June 29, 2018, at the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be ...

Norma S. Kangas

HOUGHTON — Norma S. Kangas, 97, a former resident of Arbor Green Apartments in Houghton, passed away at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where she had been a resident patient for the past three years. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting ...

Casper Sorvala

HUBBELL — Casper Sorvala, 78, a resident of Hubbell, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at the Omega House in Houghton. A graveside service with Military Rites will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2018, at the Lake View Cemetery in Section 62, with Pastor Rodney Johnson to ...