Obituaries

Valeda Tomasi

CALUMET — Valeda Tomasi, 105, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016, at Gardenview Assisted Living and Memory Care in Calumet. She was born October 23, 1911, in Laurium to Alphonse and Rosann (LaRose) Cloutier. She attended the Sacred Heart Schools. She left ...

Kathleen Jean Manning

BARAGA — Kathleen Jean Manning, 63, of Baraga, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 23, 1952, in Keweenaw Bay, the daughter to Bernard and Virginia (Kunick) LaFernier. Kathy graduated from Baraga High School. She ...

Wayne A. Torgeson

HANCOCK — Wayne A. Torgeson, 80, a resident of Hancock, passed away at home on Sunday evening, November 20, 2016, following a lengthy illness. He was born on August 6, 1936, in Elgin, Illinois, the son of the late Walter H. and Eleanor (Myers) Torgeson. Wayne was raised in Woodstock, ...

Lucille Helen Puuri

Lucille Helen Puuri, 87, a resident of White Pine, died Monday, November 21, 2016, in Haslett, Michigan, at the home of her son.  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home of Hancock, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

Kathleen ‘Kathy’ Senia Wollan

Kathleen “Kathy” Senia Wollan, 67, of Dollar Bay, died Sunday, November 20, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where she had been a patient for the past week.  A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church in ...

Victor “Ted” St. John

LAKE LINDEN - Victor “Ted” St. John, 96, a resident of Lake Linden, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Our Lady of Mercy Health & Rehab. He was born on August 8, 1920, in Lake Linden, to Eugene and Alice (LeFarve) St. John. He graduated from Lake ...

Thomas “Tom” Edinborough

Thomas "Tom" Edinborough, 66, a resident of Hancock and former Houghton resident, died November 17, 2016, in Rochester, Minnesota.  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home of Hancock, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

Kathleen S. Wollan

Kathleen S. Wollan, 67, a resident of Dollar Bay, died Sunday, November 20, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where she had been a patient for the past week.  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home of Hancock, Antila ...

Jean A. Anderson

Jean A. Anderson, 98, a resident of the Bluff Senior Living Community and former Hancock resident peacefully passed away early Saturday morning at his apartment in Houghton. Funeral services for Jean will be held 5 pm Saturday December 3, 2016, at S.S. Peter & Paul Lutheran Church of ...

Wayne A. Torgeson

Wayne A. Torgeson, 80, a resident of Hancock passed away at home, Sunday evening November 20, 2016, following a lengthy illness.      The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

David Donald Nuranen

HANCOCK - David Donald Nuranen, 72, a resident of Hancock, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at the Lighthouse Health and Rehabilitation Center (formerly Cypress Manor) in Hancock, where he had been a patient for the past month. Dave died of symptoms related to heart failure. In ...

James W. “Jim” Trow

HANCOCK - James W. “Jim” Trow, 94, a retired Michigan State University professor, died on Thursday morning, November 17, 2016, at the Lighthouse at Hancock. He was born in Chicago on April 21, 1922, to the late William and Gladys (Davies) Trow. He graduated from the University of ...

Ronald K. Heikkinen

FLUSHING - Ronald K. Heikkinen, 82, of Flushing, passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016. A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 11 a.m. at North Flushing Baptist Church, 7500 W. Mt. Morris Rd., Flushing, with Pastor Dale Lewis officiating. Ron was born July 12, ...

RoseMary Hutton

ROYAL OAK - RoseMary Hutton (Jackovich), 85, a resident of Royal Oak, formerly of Calumet, died on November 5, 2016. She is survived by her daughters, Julie (Rick) Stanton and Cheryl Iles; grandchildren, Amy (Chris) Eagan, Kara Stanton, Andrew, Marc, Natalie and Thomas Iles; great-grandson, ...

William “Bill” A. Frantti

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. - William “Bill” A. Frantti, 88, of Sauk Rapids, Minnesota, formerly of St. Cloud, Minnesota, died Thursday, November 17, 2016, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral services will be on Sunday, November 20, 2016, at 7 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, ...

Charles Heikkinen

Charles Heikkinen, 87, passed away on November 18, 2016 at the Delaware House in Portage Pointe. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.

Margaret Elaine Markham

HOUGHTON CANAL — Margaret Elaine Markham, 76, a former resident of Houghton Canal, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, November 16, 2016, at the Winona House of Portage Pointe in Hancock, where she had been a resident for four years. She was born on November 22, 1939, in Liminga, a daughter ...

Dennis Kitchen

Dennis Kitchen, 66, a resident of Hancock, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016, in Okemos, Michigan, during heart-related complications. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Lempi Maria Tervo

BEVERLY HILLS, Flor. – Lempi Maria Tervo, 87, passed away in Altamonte Springs, Florida, on November 5, 2016. She was born in Keweenaw Bay, on March 8, 1929, daughter of Kalle and Kaisa Tervo. Lempi was a 1947 graduate of Baraga High School. She worked as a bookkeeper at Taylor and Gaskin ...

Wendy Ann Knudsen

HANCOCK – Wendy Ann Knudsen, 41, of Hancock, entered eternal life Monday evening, November 14, 2016, at UP Health System - Marquette. Born June 23, 1975, in Pontiac, a daughter of Lawrence and Theresa (Finlan) LaPointe, Wendy was raised in Waterford, moving to Linden as a small child. She ...