Obituaries

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 ...

Elvi S. Kangas

SUPERIOR LOCATION – Elvi S. Kangas, 88, a former resident of Superior Location, passed away Tuesday morning, November 15, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where she had been a resident for the past several years. She was born on December 28, 1927, in Trout ...

Clara A. Grubb

Clara A. Grubb, 77, of L'Anse, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L'Anse. Funeral arrangements for Clara are incomplete and will be announced by the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse. Condolences may be sent to the family at ...

Julie (William) Junttila

HANCOCK – Julie (William) Junttila, 56, a resident of Hancock passed away Wednesday  November 16, 2016, at the Omega House in Hancock following a lengthy illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be ...

Margaret E. Markham

HOUGHTON CANAL – Margaret E. Markham, 76, a former resident of the Houghton Canal passed away Wednesday afternoon November 16, 2016,  at the Winona House of Portage Pointe in Hancock where she had been a resident. A funeral service for Margie is tentatively is being planned for Saturday at ...

James W. “Jim” Trow

HANCOCK – James W. "Jim" Trow, 94, died on Thursday morning, November 17, 2016 at the Lighthouse at Hancock. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later from the O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock.

Floyd J. Forcia, Sr.

L’ANSE - Floyd Joseph Forcia, Sr., 85, of L’Anse, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at The Lighthouse of Hancock. He was born November 6, 1931, in Assinins and attended school there. He was in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1952. Floyd worked at the White Pine Copper Mine. Then ...

Laurence B. Dube

ISHPEMING TWP -  Laurence B. Dube, a.k.a., Lane Dawson, 75, of Ishpeming, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 13, 2016, at his home. Laurence Dube was born August 24,1941, at home in Hubbell, to David Andrew and Mary Edna (DeLisle) Dube. He attended Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools and ...

David D. Nuranen

David D. Nuranen, 72, a resident of Hancock passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Lighthouse Health and Rehabilitation Center (formerly Cypress Manor) in Hancock where he had been a patient for the past month. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting the ...

Elvi S. Kangas

Elvi S. Kangas, 88, a former resident of Superior Location, passed away Tuesday morning November 15, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where she had been a resident for the past several years.  The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Comes of Chassell are ...

Dr. Theodore Alan Grzelak

DOLLAR BAY - Dr. Theodore Alan Grzelak, 78, a resident of Dollar Bay, passed away on November 13, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, following a lengthy illness. Ted was born June 15, 1938, in Detroit, the son of Bernard and Charlotte (Albert) Grzelak and graduated from Detroit ...

Kathryn Alice Monette

HUBBELL - Kathryn Alice Monette, 96, of Hubbell, passed away at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility on November 9, 2016.She was born on January 24, 1920, in Hubbell, a daughter of Ed and Olive Doucette. She graduated from Lake Linden-Hubbell High School.She was married to Hubert Monette ...

Selma J. Kuusisto

HANCOCK - Selma J. Kuusisto, 104, of Hancock, died Thursday, November 10, 2016, at Winona House, PortagePointe.She was born June 23, 1912, in Coburntown, a daughter of the late Jacob and Aino (Hietala) Hill and attended the Waasa and Salo Schools.For many years, Selma worked as a dietary aide ...

Scott P. Engman

MARQUETTE Scott P. Engman, 47, of Marquette, passed away on Wednesday morning, November 9, 2016, at UP Health System-Marquette.Scott was born on June 26, 1969, in Hancock to Dennis and the late Judith (Hokenson) Engman and was a 1989 graduate of Dollar Bay High School.Scott was formerly ...

Dr. Theodore “Ted” Grzelak

DOLLAR BAY Dr. Theodore "Ted" Grzelak, 78, a resident of Dollar Bay, passed away Sunday afternoon November 13, 2016, at Mercy Health of St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids, following a lengthy illness.The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with ...

Ruth A. Courter

PELKIE Ruth A. Courter, 89, a resident of Pelkie passed away Saturday morning November 12, 2016, at the Omega House in Houghton.As requested no service or visitation will be held for Ruth.To send condolences to Ruth's family please visit www.memorialchapel.net.The Memorial Chapel & ...

Reino John Aho

MARQUETTE - Reino John Aho, 86, a resident of the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, passed away on November 10, 2016.He was born in Trimountain on May 8, 1930, to Andrew and Mary Aho.Reino Served in the U.S Army during the the Korean War and later worked at Various Jobs in Detroit ...

Selma J. Kuusisto

Selma J. Kuusisto, 104, of Hancock, died Thursday, November 10, 2016, at Winona House, PortagePointe.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hancock. Visitation will be 1hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. ...