Obituaries

John I. Jukuri

CALUMET — John I. Jukuri, 86, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Saturday evening, on January 26, 2019, at Garden View Assisted Living in Calumet. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Clayton C. Tervo

HANCOCK – Clayton C. Tervo, 84, a resident of Hancock Township, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019. He was born June 21, 1934, in Bear Lake (Salo). Clayton attended the Salo and Hancock schools and graduated in 1951, from Hancock Central High School. He served in the U.S. Navy, ...

Clayton C. Tervo

HANCOCK — Clayton C. Tervo, 84, a resident of Hancock Township, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019. He was born June 21, 1934, in Bear Lake (Salo). Clayton attended the Salo and Hancock schools and graduated in 1951, from Hancock Central High School. He served in the U.S. Navy, ...

James A. Mickelsen

CHASSELL — James A. Mickelsen, 92, of Chassell, passed away peacefully, on January 22, 2019, at his home. He was born January 7, 1927, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, son of Rev. Andrew Mickelsen and Mary Bikkie Mickelsen. Jim was a graduate of Hancock Central High School with the Class of ...

James Paul Seppala

LAURIUM — James Paul Seppala, 70, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on January 22, 2019. James was born in Laurium, on February 6, 1948, to Robert and Margaret (Osterman) Seppala. He was a Vietnam war veteran and a member of VFW Post 3900. After graduating high school, ...

Kenneth John ‘KJ’ Rowe

DOLLAR BAY — On January 21, 2019, Kenneth John (“KJ”) Rowe, of Dollar Bay, left the bonds of this earth and the physical limitations of his body, to join his Maker, passing away peacefully at the Omega House, with his family by his side. KJ was born in Wheatridge, Colorado, the first ...

James A. Mickelsen

CHASSEL — James A. Mickelsen, 92, of Chassell, passed away peacefully, on January 22, 2019, at his home. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements, which will be announced at a later time.

Leonard Alfred Holmbo

HANCOCK — Leonard Alfred Holmbo, 100, a resident of Hancock, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 20, 2019. He was born November 16, 1918, in Franklin Township, a son to the late August and Maria (Oaulsen) Holombo. Leonard was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp. Prior ...

Louraine ‘Lou’ B. Ham

ESCANABA — Louraine “Lou” B. Ham, 89, of Escanaba, passed away early Friday afternoon, January 18, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She was born on August 15, 1929, in Gary, Indiana, the daughter of Norris and Mildred Broadwater. Lou graduated from high school and ...

Kenneth John ‘KJ’ Rowe

DOLLAR BAY — Kenneth John "KJ" Rowe, 22, a resident of Dollar Bay, passed away with his family by his side, at the Omega House in Houghton, on Monday evening, January 21, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Bonnie Jean (Champion) Kukkonen

HANCOCK — Bonnie Jean (Champion) Kukkonen of Hancock, went home to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 15, 2019. She died unexpectedly in Bali, Indonesia, of a massive heart attack. She was born in Ironwood, a daughter of the late Bill and Jean Champion, and graduated from Luther ...

David P. Butkovich

HURONTOWN — David P. Butkovich, 79, a resident of Hurontown, passed away Friday morning, January 18, 2019, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. He was born on February 4, 1939, in Dodgeville, a son of the late Peter and Lucille (Philpott) Butkovich. David attended the ...

Edward Dennis Devoy Sheridan

Edward Dennis Devoy Sheridan, named after his great grandfather, Edward Devoy, was born in Saint Louis, Missouri on June 14, 1940. He and his older brother, Philip III, were raised in Ferguson, Missouri by his parents, Alice H. and Philip Sheridan. He went to the Ferguson-Florissant Public ...

Leonard A. Holmbo

HANCOCK — Leonard A. Holmbo, 100, a resident of Hancock, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, January 20, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the Range Apostolic Lutheran Church in South Range. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the ...

David P. Butkovich

HURONTOWN – David P. Butkovich, 79, a resident of Hurontown, passed away Friday morning, January 18, 2019, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. A Mass of Christian Burial for David will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic ...

James Mckinstry

LAURIUM – James McKinstry, 53, a resident of Laurium, passed away following a short illness, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at the Omega House in Houghton. He was born on April 23, 1965, to Paul and Mavis (Wickstrom) McKinstry in Laurium. He attended the local schools and graduated from ...

Dorothy ‘Dotti’ Baril

LAKE LINDEN —Dorothy “Dotti” Baril, 75, of Post Road, Lake Linden, passed away unexpectedly, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, on January 12, 2019. She was born on September 2, 1943, in San Francisco, California, a daughter of Byron and Juanita (Powell) O’Neill. Dorothy received a ...

Erik Roy Salmela

CALUMET — Erik Roy Salmela, 51, passed away at his home on January 11, 2019. He was born on November 25, 1967, in Calumet, and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1997, he moved back to the Copper Country where as a child, had spent many summers with his grandparents in Centennial ...

Thomas A. Ferkovich

Thomas A. Ferkovich has gone fishing in Heaven, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Thomas was born on November 11, 1943, in Greenfield. He was a beloved husband to his wife, Diane. The Informed Choice (Kraus) Funeral Home of Milwaukee is handling the arrangments. To view obituary or to send ...

Norman C. Koski

HANCOCK — Norman C. Koski, 80, passed away peacefully at home, on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Norman was born in Detroit, a son of Pearl Peurasaari and Ernest Koski, on August 18, 1938. He was a graduate of Calumet High School, Class of 1956, and was a graduate of Suomi (Finlandia) College, ...