Obituaries

Henry Francine Laurin

NOVI - Henry Francine Laurin, 82, of Novi, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016.Visitation and funeral services will be held at Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home in Farmington, at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 22, 2016. He will be laid to rest in Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park in Livonia.Henry ...

Rudolph L. “Rudy” Kauranen

Watton, Mich. Rudolph L. "Rudy" Kauranen, age 72, of Watton passed away surrounded by his loving family at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L'Anse on Friday, August 19.Mr. Kauranen's obituary complete may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com.The Reid ...

Jenifer Weber

Jenifer Weber, 41, a resident of Calumet, passed away on July 15, 2016.A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday August 20, 2016 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Calumet with Pastor Peter Vorhes to officiate.

Pauline M. Bregar

LAURIUM - Pauline M. Bregar, 88, passed away at her home on Wednesday evening, August 17, 2016.The Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

David Lawrence Taube

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. David Lawrence Taube passed away on July 20, 2016, in Knoxville, Tennessee.He was born on October 2, 1944, in Laurium. He was the fourth son of Bertil Arvid Taube and Helen (Heino) Taube. David graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of 1962.David loved baseball, ...

Antonia Edith Allison

KINGMAN, Ariz. - Antonia (Toni) Allison, 58, passed away in Kingman, Arizona, on Sunday, August 7, 2016, in Hospice with friends at her side.Toni was born June 4, 1958, in Wilmington, Delaware, the daughter of the late Dr. John Allison and Dr. Betzabe (Allison) Praeger, both professors at ...

Justin Lee Kinnunen

DALLAS, Tex. - Justin Lee Kinnunen, 35, of Dallas, Texas, and former Negaunee resident, passed away Friday, August 12, 2016, in Atlantic Beach, Florida, as a result of a pedestrian-vehicle accident.Justin was born July 26, 1981, in Ishpeming to Ronald and Barbara (Hietala) Kinnunen. He lived in ...

Catherine Laura Shudra

ISHPEMING - Catherine Laura Shudra, 64, of Ishpeming, passed away Wednesday night, August 10, 2016, at UP Health System-Marquette. She was surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice.Laura had a giving spirit. She spent her life raising her four children, while ...

Paulette A. Yrjana

HURONTOWN - Paulette A. Yrjana, 67, a resident of Hurontown, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock following a lengthy battle with cancer.She was born on August 5, 1949, in Hancock, a daughter to the late Robert and Dorothy (Montanuge) ...

Pauline Steck

EAGLE RIVER - Pauline Steck, 105, of Eagle River, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Garden View Assisted Living in Calumet.She was born Pauline Margaret Picchiottino, the youngest of seven children, to northern Italy immigrants in Laurium.Although English was not her first ...

Gerald “Jerry” Kastar

Funeral services for Gerald "Jerry" Kastar, 78, of Houghton who died August 10, 2016, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Grace Lutheran Church in South Range. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday in the church. Burial will be in the Mountain ...

Eleanor Robertine (Koski) Korri

CENTENNIAL HEIGHTS Eleanor Robertine (Koski) Korri, 94, of Centennial Heights and Alpena, went to be with the Lord on August 11, 2016.Eleanor Robertine Koski was born on March 16, 1922, in Phoenix to the late Jacob and Lydia Koski. She spent her childhood years in Mohawk. After attending the ...

John “Jack” Walters

LAURIUM John "Jack" Walters, 85, a resident of Laurium, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016, at Aspirus-Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium.He was born on November 7, 1930, in Kearsarge, a son of the late Arnold and Esther (Korhonen) Walters. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Calumet ...

Myrtice D. McIntyre

Myrtice D. McIntyre, 96, of L'Anse passed away Friday, August 12, 2016 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L'Anse.Myrtice's obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com.The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse has been entrusted with the ...

Paulette A. Yrjana

Paulette A. Yrjana, 67, a resident of Hurontown passed away Friday August 12, 2016, at the Houghton, County Medical Care Facility in Hancock following a lengthy battle with cancer.The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Houghton are assisting the family with the arrangements which ...

Beatrice Lillian Hendrickson

MARQUETTE - Beatrice Lillian "Bea" Hendrickson, 93, of Marquette and former Calumet resident, entered eternal life on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Norlite Nursing Center.The family will receive relatives and friends at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, beginning at 12 ...

John “Jack” Walters

LAURIUM - John "Jack" Walters, 85, a resident of Laurium, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium.He was born on November 7, 1930, in Kearsarge a son of the late Arnold and Esther (Korhonen) Walters.He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Calumet, ...

Gerald R. Kastar

HOUGHTON - Gerald R. Kastar, 78, a resident of Houghton and former Trimountain resident, died Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at UP Health Systems-Portage.Jerry was born on October 29, 1937, in the Trimountain Hospital, a son of the late Wilbert and Vivian (Paananen) Kastar.He lived in Trimountain ...

Ruth Mae Amanda Frantti

CALUMET - Ruth Mae Amanda Frantti, 87, passed away at her daughter Sara's home with her family by her side on Thursday, August 11, 2016.Ruth was born on May 12, 1929, in Allouez. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Alma (Dahlgren) Mukka. She was a graduate of Calumet High School.After ...

Robert A. “Boomer” Mattila

CALUMET - Robert A. "Boomer" Mattila, 52, a resident of Calumet, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 8, 2016.He was born on January 7, 1964, in Laurium to Donald and Alberta (Sakkinen) Mattila.Bob worked as an over the road trucker for the majority of his life. He owned his own log truck ...