Obituaries

Paul ‘PJ’ Edward LeClaire Jr.

L’ANSE — Paul “PJ” Edward LeClaire Jr., 49, of L’Anse, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at his home with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born December 20, 1969, in L’Anse, son of Paul and Ann (Erickson) LeClaire. PJ graduated from ...

Mark McClannahan

HANCOCK — Mark McClannahan, 63, a resident of Hancock, passed away Thursday morning, March 21, 2019, at the UP Health Systems – Marquette Hospital following a short illness. He was born on July 14, 1955, in Lake Forest, Illinois, a son of the late Lawrence and Francis (Majewski) ...

Robert Godell

WATTON — Robert Godell, 97, of Watton, entered into his eternal rest on March 19, 2019 at his home. The youngest of eleven children with an age span of twenty-two years, Robert was born the seventh son. As family legend has it, his birth on a perfect autumn day, Sunday, October 2, 1921, ...

Gloria M. Mayra

DELAFIELD, Wis. — Gloria M. Mayra, 83 a resident of Delafield, Wisconsin, and former resident of Hancock passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Angels Grace Hospice in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. She was born on January 15, 1936 in Hancock, the daughter of the late Aimo and Dolores (Johnson) ...

Barbara Virginia (Fredrickson) Jackson

Barbara Virginia (Fredrickson) Jackson passed away Wednesday March 20, 2019, at Ascension Providence Hospital in Novi, Michigan. Barbara was born May 13, 1931 in Hancock, the daughter of August and Mary Fredrickson. Barbara was a 1949 graduate of Hancock Central High School. She then ...

Mary Kay Masters

LAURIUM — Mary Kay Masters, 30, a resident of Laurium, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the UP Health Systems – Marquette Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born September 10, 1988, in Hancock, MI, a daughter of John and Gail (Niva) Masters. Mary Kay was raised in ...

Ann E. Gregorich

ROCKFORD, Ill. — Ann E. Gregorich (Greenleaf), 94, of Rockford, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018, with friends and family by her side. Ann was born in Houghton, in 1924, the daughter of George and Bridgette Greenleaf. She married Joseph T. Gregorich in 1946 and he ...

Bonnie Smith

HOUGHTON — Bonnie Smith, 75, a resident of Houghton, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Omega House in Houghton. She was born on September 26, 1943, in Calumet, a daughter of the late James and Margaret (Zadravetz) Whitford. Bonnie graduated from Calumet High School with the ...

Marian L. Ciucci

PONTIAC — Marian L. Ciucci, 96, of Pontiac, passed away March 13, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Russell R. Ciucci; loving mother of Dee Connors Elbode (John) and Nina Kircher; dear grandmother of Sean (Mary) Connors; great-grandmother of twins Brady and Kennedy; she was also ...

Robert Evert Godell

WATTON — Robert Evert Godell, 97, of Watton, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at his home. Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Jacobson Funeral Home and on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Watton Apostolic Lutheran Church. ...

Julia Katherine Asselin

HOLLAND — Julia Katherine Goodell Asselin, 71, of Holland, passed away March 14, 2019, in the comfort of her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born Julia Katherine Goodell on September 3, 1947, in Hancock, to Robert and Agnes (Nilsen) Goodell. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, ...

Irene Violet Kallio

EDINA, Minn. — With sorrow, and with joy, we announce the peaceful death of our beloved mother, Irene, on March 16, 2019 in Edina, Minnesota. Irene’s Family Tree DNA showed her to be 99% Finnish, so it was fitting that she passed away on St. Urho’s Day. Irene Violet Hautaluoma was born ...

Mark McClannahan

HANCOCK — Mark McClannahan, 63, a resident of Hancock, passed away Thursday morning, March 21, 2019, at the UP Health Systems - Marquette Hospital following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements which will be ...

Mary Kay Masyers

LAURIUM — Mary Kay Masyers, 30, a resident of Laurium, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the UP Health Systems - Marquette Hospital following a lengthy illness. The Memorial chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be ...

Bonnie Smith

HOUGHTON — Bonnie Smith, 75, a resident of Houghton, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Omega House in Houghton. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Clara E. Shute (Claire)

CALUMET — Clara E. Shute (Claire), 94, of Calumet, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. She was born in Calumet, to William Dwyer and Mina (Echlin) Dwyer on January 23, 1925. She attended the Calumet schools and worked for many years in lady’s fashion sales at ...

Patricia Gail Neese

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — Patricia Gail Neese, 82, of Shelbyville, Tennessee, passed from this life Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Glen Oaks Health & Rehab after an extended illness surrounded by her family. A Celebration of Life service for Mrs. Neese will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March ...

Steven B. Johnson

FULTON — Steven B. Johnson, 28, a resident of Fulton, passed away of natural causes, March 17, 2019. He was born on November 1, 1990, in Hancock, a son of Charles and Julie (Haataja) Johnson. Steven was a graduate of the Hancock High School with the Class of 2009. He received his ...

Brian E. Kemppainen

CALUMET — Brian Edward Kemppainen, 62, a resident of Calumet, passed away following a brief illness on March 15, 2019, at the Omega House with family by his side. He was born October 18, 1956, in Detroit, a son of the late Jerleen (Fleury) and Clarence Kemppainen. Brian was a 1975 graduate ...

Elaine Anuta

WHITE BEAR TOWNSHIP, Minn. — Olga “Elaine” Anuta, 88, of White Bear Township, Minnesota, passed away on March 16, 2019. Elaine was born on April 12, 1930, to the late Harold and Ingrid (Suksi) Wiitala in Misery Bay. Elaine is preceded in death by her brothers, Howard and Harold; as ...