Obituaries

Norman Breyfogle

HOUGHTON — Norman Breyfogle, 58, a resident of Houghton, passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.

Robert Michael Holderness

CARY, Ill. — Robert Michael Holderness, 38, a resident of Cary, Illinois, and former Houghton resident, passed away Wednesday morning, September 26, 2018, at the Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove, Illinois, following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of ...

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. A complete obituary will be announced by the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse.

Barbara Wardwell

LAURIUM — Barbara Wardwell, 84, a resident of Laurium, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Garden View Assisted Living and Memory Care in Calumet. She was born on April 6, 1934, in Laurium, to William and Anne (Kaye) Goad. She attended Calumet High School and graduated with ...

Bradley M. Spagnotti

MOHAWK — Bradley M. Spagnotti, 32, a resident of Mohawk, passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born on June 8, 1986, in Laurium, a son to Michael Spagnotti and Wanda (Tanskanen) Koski. He attended Calumet High School. He was ...

John Rugani

SANTA ANA, Calif. — John Rugani, born on September 1, 1953, in Hancock, passed away on September 13, 2018, in Santa Ana, California. John graduated from Jeffers High School and Michigan State University with a degree in hotel and restaurant management. He was preceded in death by his ...

Louis A. Munch Jr.

CALUMET — Louis A. Munch, Jr., 89, passed away at home on Thursday, September 20, 2018, with his loving wife, Sylvia, by his side. He fought a courageous, three-and-a-half year long battle with lung cancer. Louis was born on December 2, 1928, in Laurium, the son of Louis and Mary (Kastelic) ...

Bradley M. Spagnotti

MOHAWK — Bradley M. Spagnotti, 32, a resident of Mohawk, passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born on June 8, 1986, in Laurium, a son to Michael Spagnotti and Wanda (Tanskanen) Koski. He attended Calumet High School. He was ...

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 ...

John W. Clark

CALUMET — John W. Clark, 69, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Michael ‘Mike’ Bugielski

HOUGHTON — Michael “Mike” Bugielski, 72, died peacefully on November 13, 2017, in Marquette. He is survived by his children, Glen, Gabriel and Katrina; several grandchildren; and his brother, Charles; and sister, Nancy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and ...

Paul P. Van Damme

WATSON — Paul P. Van Damme, 94, of Watson, passed away on Tuesday evening, September 18, 2018, at U.P Health System – Marquette. He was a resident of Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee. Paul is survived by his daughters, Sharon (Christopher) Van Damme-Hollis of Lakewood, Colorado, ...

Louis Munch

CALUMET — Louis Munch, 89, a resident of Calumet, passed away at his home on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.

Robert A. ‘Cougar’ Cloutier

CALUMET — Robert A. “Cougar” Cloutier, 68, passed away at home peacefully on September 9, 2018, with his love and belief in Jesus Christ. He was born to ElRita (Rastello) Cloutier and Robert J. Cloutier of Laurium, on October 16, 1949. He attended Sacred Heart Grade School through the ...

Agnes P. Stahl

LAURIUM — Agnes P. Stahl, 77, a resident of Laurium, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. She was born on July 24, 1941, in Lake Linden, to William and Lacreshia (Noye) Myers. She attended Lake Linden Hubbell Schools, and graduated with the Class of 1970. Agnes ...

Francis D. Kanniainen

HOUGHTON — Francis D. Kanniainen, 74, of Houghton, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Covington, on October 9, 1943, the son of the late Louie and Ruth (Niemi) Kanniainen. Francis graduated from L’Anse High School in ...

Glenn Douglas ‘Doug’ Raudio

CALUMET — Glenn Douglas “Doug” Raudio, 78, completed his journey to fly with the angels on Thursday, September 13, 2018. He resided at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility since February of 2018. The family thanks David, Ryan, and all the nursing and aide staff for their kind and ...

Jenny Mukka

CALUMET — Jenny Mukka, 95, a resident of the Lighthouse of Hancock, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018. She was born on June 8, 1923, in Gay, a daughter of the late Damien and Mary Louise (Ricard) Cardinal. She attended the Gay School. Jenny moved to Detroit after school, then ...

Robert A. ‘Cougar’ Cloutier

CALUMET — Robert A. “Cougar” Cloutier, 68, passed away at home peacefully on September 9, 2018, with his love and belief in Jesus Christ. He was born to ElRita (Rastello) Cloutier and Robert J. Cloutier of Laurium, on October 16, 1949. He attended Sacred Heart Grade School through the ...

Sylvia Ann Korpijarvi

MOHAWK — Sylvia Ann Korpijarvi, 94, a former resident of Mohawk, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. She was born on October 1, 1923, in Hancock, to Seth and Veera (Linja) Beckman and attended Hancock Schools. During WWII, ...