Obituaries

Mark A. Hackmann

HOUGHTON — Mark A. Hackmann, 60, a resident of Douglas House Apartments in Houghton, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the Omega House where he had been a patient for the past month. He was born on February 27, 1958, in Marquette, a son of the late Allan and Viola ...

Mary Ellen Young

ATASCADERO, Cali. — Mary Ellen Young, 68, of Atascadero, California, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at her home. She was born September 7, 1949, in L’Anse, daughter of Erling and Gertrude (Jurmu) Olsen. Mary graduated from L’Anse High School in 1967 and went on to attend ...

Howard Nevala

L'ANSE — Howard Nevala, 75, of L'Anse, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the Oscar G Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Arrangements will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home.

Terry A. Ruohoneon-Hongisto

CALUMET — Terry A. Ruohoneon-Hongisto, 67, a resident of Calumet, passed away at home Friday morning, April 13, 2018. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Genevieve White

FLORIDA LOCATION — Genevieve White, 89, formerly of Florida Location, passed away at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility on Thursday, April 12, 2018, with her family by her side. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Arbutus Florence Irene Bleise

CALUMET — Arbutus Florence Irene Bleise, 91, of Calumet, passed away on April 13, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility. Arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Mark A. Hackman

HOUGHTON — Mark A. Hackman, 60, a resident of Houghton, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Sharon Harter

CALUMET — Sharon Harter, 65, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the Lighthouse of Hubbell. She was born on July 17, 1952, in Laurium, a daughter of the late LeRoy and Carrie (Johnson) Fretter. Sharon graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of 1971. ...

Thomas N. Kayfes

HOWELL — Thomas N. Kayfes, 89, passed away Friday, March 23, 2018, peacefully while at rest. He was born June 5, 1928, to Philip and Mary Kayfes in Ahmeek. He and Carol Goldsworthy of Lake Linden were happily married from June 23, 1951, until her death on March 22, 2014. After a serious ...

Alvin Walter Gagnon Sr.

ATLANTIC MINE/ ONNELA LOCATION — Alvin Walter Gagnon Sr., 93, a resident of Atlantic Mine/Onnela Location, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at his daughter Pauline’s home in Rapid River, Michigan. He was born on January 15, 1925, a son of the late Walter Gagnon and the late Jennie ...

Helen A. Gareau

CALUMET — Helen A. Gareau, 91, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Lighthouse at Hubbell. She had been a patient there for the past two years. Helen was a daughter of John and Evaline Gareau and attended local schools. She was employed with the Peninsular Gas Company and J.C. ...

Jack Robert Wetton

LAKE LINDEN — Jack Robert Wetton, 12, of Lake Linden, passed away at UP Health System Portage, after complications from a brief illness on April 8, 2018. He was born in Escanaba, on September 5, 2005, a son of Scott and Kathy (Loukus) Wetton. Jack attended Lake Linden-Hubbell Public ...

Ronald William Ranta

ATLANTIC MINE — Ronald William Ranta, 81, of Atlantic Mine, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born September 19, 1936, in Baltic, Michigan to William and Veino (Kemppainen) Laitala. ...

Sharon Harter

CALUMET — Sharon Harter, 65, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the Lighthouse of Hubbell. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Jack R. Haka

SEBRING, Fla. — Jack R. Haka, 73, of Sebring, Florida, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born February 12, 1945, in L’Anse to Wesley and Yvonne (Brazeau) Haka. He graduated from Baraga High School in 1963 and married Sandra Tepsa on September ...

Jean (Stoel) Brooks

LAKE LINDEN — Jean (Stoel) Brooks, 81, of Lake Linden, passed away at Woodland Haven in Hancock on April 9, 2018. She was born in Painesdale, on February 17, 1937, a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Moilanen) Holappa. She graduated from Doelle High School. She worked as a nurse’s ...

M. Louise Aho

M. Louise Aho, 98, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on April 7, 2018. She passed away at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility where she had been a resident since November, 2011. She was born Myrtle Louise Archer on February 6, 1920, to Jacob and Laura Archer in Adams, Tennessee. ...

Ray Gerhart

Ray Gerhart peacefully passed away March 28, 2018. Please join his family Friday, April 13, 2018, at the Mariner North in Copper Harbor from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. to celebrate his life.

Jack Robert Wetton

LAKE LINDEN — Jack Robert Wetton, 12, of Lake Linden, passed away at UP Health System Portage after complications from a brief illness on April 8, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Ronald W. ‘Ron’ Ranta

ATLANTIC MINE — Ronald W. “Ron” Ranta, 81, of Atlantic Mine, died Monday, April 9, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, with family by his side. Funeral services are tentatively scheduled for Saturday and will be announced by the Mountain View Mortuary of South ...