Obituaries

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 ...

Joyce Huhta

CALUMET — Joyce Huhta, 91, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2018, with her family by her side, at the Omega House in Houghton. She was born on June 12, 1927, in Mohawk, to Oscar and Hilda (Raisanen) Mella. She was raised on Bumbletown Hill, by her aunt, Mrs. Elma Maki ...

Nancy Ann Rolof

KEWEENAW BAY — Nancy Ann Rolof, 85, of Keweenaw Bay, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at her home. She was born March 14, 1933, in Harrison Township, daughter of Edward and Anna (Neumann) Scheunemann. Nancy graduated from Mt. Clemens High School in 1951, and from Central ...

Paul R. Freshwater

EAGLE HARBOR — Funeral services for Paul R. Freshwater, 76, who passed away on December 31, 2017, will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in the St. Peter by the Sea Church in Eagle Harbor. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Paul J. McKinstry

CALUMET — Paul J. McKinstry, 82, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Marie Elena Salo

L’ANSE — Marie Elena Salo went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 27, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones at her home. She fought a courageous battle against breast cancer. She was born in Ishpeming, to Wilho and Jennie (Heinonen) Salo. She later moved to Eben Junction, to the Salo ...

Howard Frederick Klann

CALUMET — Howard Frederick Klann, 69, of Calumet, passed away on June 19, 2018. Howard was born in Detroit, on June 5, 1949, and graduated from Dearborn Fordson High School in 1967. He was a U.S. Army combat veteran, serving in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970. Howard was also an Army ...

Leonard J. Reed

ALLOUEZ — Leonard J. Reed, 79, of Allouez, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2018. He was born on February 14, 1939, in Trimountain, to the late Leonard W. and Elaine (Neault) Reed. Len served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1958 until his honorable discharge in ...

Miriam Jean Rolof Robinson

L’ANSE — Miriam Jean Rolof Robinson, 94, of L’Anse, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Bayside Village in L’Anse. Miriam was born March 24, 1924, in Copper City, daughter of Albert and Rose (Schmidlin) Rolof. She grew up in Pequaming and graduated from L’Anse High School in ...

Keith R. Suokas

LAKE LINDEN — Keith R. Suokas, 74, of Lake Linden, passed away at his home on Monday, February 19, 2018. He was born on March 28, 1943, in Trimountain, the son of Rudolph and Ruth (Tolksdorf) Suokas. He attended elementary school in Ripley, and later transferred to the Lake Linden-Hubbell ...

Elvera Esther Koskela

STANTON TOWNSHIP — Elvera Esther Koskela, of Stanton Township, passed away at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility on June 18, 2018. She was born December 19, 1928, in Quincy Township, to Harold and Helen Eilola. Evie worked at Graduate School of Michigan Tech until she ...

Kathleen Spagnotti

AHMEEK — Kathleen Spagnotti, 56, of Ahmeek, passed away at her home on November 17, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018, in section C-2, at the Lake View Cemetery with Deacon Art Stancher to officiate.

John H. Dault

L’ANSE — John H. Dault, 60, of L’Anse, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2018, after being recently diagnosed with cancer, he was called to be at home with the Lord. He was born June 15, 1958, in L’Anse, son of Homer and Phyllis (Gauthier) Dault. John graduated from L’Anse High School ...

William Earl Apger

CALUMET — William Earl Apger, 85, of Calumet, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. He was born on February 12, 1933, to Earl and Ruth (Holloway) Apger in Dearborn. He attended local schools graduating in 1951. After high school, he enlisted in ...

Margaret Gasperich

DODGEVILLE — A memorial service for Margaret “Peggy” (Caspary) Gasperich who passed away on December 12, 2017, at The Lighthouse in Hancock, will be held on July 2, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Houghton. A luncheon will follow the mass in the parish hall, followed ...

Nora Ann Taylor

RICE LAKE — Nora Ann Taylor, 45, of Rice Lake Road and St. Charles, passed away on June 23, 2018. The Pearce Funeral home in Lake Linden is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Norman E. Lund

HOUGHTON — Rev. Norman E. Lund, 93, retired missionary, and resident of the Bluff Senior Living Community in Houghton, passed away Tuesday evening, June 26, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton following a lengthy illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family ...

Charles E. Klingbeil

HOUGHTON — Charles E. Klingbeil, 52, of 104 East South Avenue in Houghton, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, due to a heart condition. He was born in Hancock, on November 2, 1965, to the late Nancy A. Klingbeil (Lucchesi). He attended Houghton Schools and graduated from Houghton High ...