Obituaries

Ruth E. Bessolo

CALUMET — Ruth E. Bessolo, 56, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the Lighthouse at Hubbell. She was born on September 7, 1962, in Calumet, to Carlos and Martha (Kipina) Bessolo. Ruth loved spending time with her family, and especially loved ...

Gustavo Bourdieu

HANCOCK — Gustavo Bourdieu, 74, a resident of Hancock, suddenly passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018. The Memorial Chapel Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements, which will be announced at a later time.

David J. Shanahan

HANCOCK — David J. Shanahan, 57, of Hancock, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Dave was born on October 6, 1961, in Grand Rapids, the son of the late Leo J. and Ardith (Stobacha) Shanahan. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Michael ...

Evelyn L. Karkoski

WAUWATOSA, Wis. — Evelyn L. Karkoski (nee Rastello), 97, of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, entered Eternal Life on Thursday, September 13, 2018. She joins her loving husband of 75 years, Frank J. Karkoski, in heaven. She was the beloved mother of David (Lillian) and Camille (Dr. Donald) Baccus; and ...

Leona M. Byers

Leona M. Byers, 89, was met in heaven by her family. After growing up in the Upper Peninsula, she went to nursing school and began a lifelong career as a registered nurse. Leona was many things, but first and foremost a Christian and caregiver to all. Her kind and caring nature was ...

Paul Joseph Kezele

TROY — Paul Joseph Kezele passed away peacefully on September 13, 2018, at Windemere Park in Troy, with his sister, Marion, and her husband, Bruce, by his side. He was born on September 14, 1935, in Mohawk, to Joseph B. Kezele and Delia (Thibodeau) Kezele. He was preceded in death by his ...

Jenny Mukka

Jenny Mukka, 95, a resident of The Lighthouse at Hancock, passed away on Monday evening, September 17, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.

Ruth E. Bessolo

CALUMET — Ruth E. Bessolo, 56, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the Lighthouse of Hubbell. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Thomas Edward Heinonen

TRENARY — Thomas Edward Heinonen, 85, died peacefully at his home in Trenary, on Wednesday morning, September 12, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born on August 1, 1933, in Hancock, to George and Hannah (Naasko) Heinonen. He was married on April 14, 1956, to his wife of 60 years, ...

Rev. Thomas F. Schmied, O.F.M., Cap.

APPLETON, Wis. — Thomas Schmied, 75, Capuchin friar and priest, died on September 11, 2018. Tom was born in Columbus, Wisconsin, in 1943, the son of Francis and Lorraine Schmied. He was invested with the Capuchin habit in 1961, perpetually professed in 1967, and ordained a priest in ...

David J. Shanahan

HANCOCK — David J. Shanahan, 57, of Hancock, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton. The O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting his family with the arrangements.

DuWayne Francis ‘Dewey’ Maronen

EAGLE HARBOR — DuWayne Francis “Dewey” Maronen, 69, passed away suddenly at his home, near Eagle Harbor, on September 10, 2018. He was born on February 28, 1949. DuWayne was a 1967 graduate of Calumet High School. After high school, he was drafted into the Army, where he served his ...

Joseph A. Lanfranki

CALUMET — Joseph A. Lanfranki, 83, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully at his home, with his family by his side on Thursday, September 13, 2018. He was born on January 25, 1935, in Raymbaultown, to Joseph and Rose (Rozman) Lanfranki. He attended Sacred Heart High School, and ...

Glenn Doug Raudio

CALUMET — Glenn Doug Raudio, 78, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Annette E. Schaefer

NORTH GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Annette E. Schaefer, 71, a resident of North Grosse Pointe Shores, passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at her home, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on December 7, 1946, in L’Anse, the daughter of the late Osmond and Lou ...

Joseph Lanfranki

CALUMET — Joseph Lanfranki, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Michael W. ‘Sully’ Sullivan

MASS CITY — Michael W. “Sully” Sullivan went home to be with his savior on September 9, 2018. He was born in Ontonagon, to Ralph and Irene (Alanen) Sullivan, on July 14, 1945. While living downstate, he met and married Helen (Scofield), the love of his life for 45 years. He was the ...

Wayne Michael Carroll

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. — Wayne Michael Carroll died on September 6, 2018, in Winnemucca, Nevada. He was born in 1946, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His early years were spent in Austria and Japan where his father was stationed in the army. He met his wife, Jane, at college at Illinois ...

John M. ‘Jack’ LaBelle

IRON RIVER, Wis. — John M. “Jack” LaBelle, 84, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018, with his loving family by his side after a 10-year battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Thank you to the Ashland Rehab for the loving care Jack received in his one and a half year residency. Jack was ...

Ross Maxwell Wolfe

FLAGER BEACH, Fla. —Ross Maxwell Wolfe, 86, a former resident of Hancock, passed away on August 26, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Memory Care Center in Palm Coast, Florida, where he had been a resident for three years due to Alzheimer’s disease, which he suffered for 12 years. He was born ...