Obituaries

Alan A. Davis

SUMMIT, Missouri - Alan A. Davis, 70, a resident of Less Summit, Missouri, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016, from injuries received in an automobile accident.Alan and his wife, the former Mary Ellen Tapio, would visit the Chassell area, where they were life members of the Chassell VFW post No. ...

Robert D. Simmer

HOUGHTON - Robert D. Simmer, 88, a resident of Houghton and Fountain Hills, Arizona, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016, at UP Health System-Portage following a short illness.Bob was born on October 6, 1927, in Houghton to Walter L. and Carrie (Dowd) Simmer. He was a graduate from the Houghton ...

Robert Jacob Belkola

RACINE - Robert Jacob Belkola, 75, of Racine, passed away unexpectedly on April 20, 2016.He was born in Atlantic Mine on May 22, 1940, to the late Jacob and Helen (nee Lamphear) Belkola.Robert proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for six years after he graduated from Jeffers High ...

Hilda Hyrkas

Hilda Hyrkas, 92, of Centennial, passed away peacefully with her family by her side in the early morning of Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility.A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in Section 75 of the Lake View Cemetery in ...

Gregory D. Smith

LAKE LINDEN - Gregory D. Smith, 68, passed away peacefully, May 12, 2016, at his home on Mud Lake Road, with his wife, Gail, at his side.Greg was born January 9, 1948, in Detroit, the 3rd child of Douglas and Chesterine "Jessie" (Murzin) Smith. He attended Detroit public schools and graduated ...

Douglas ‘Sumpa’ Karinen

BALTIC - Graveside services for Douglas "Sumpa" Karinen, of Baltic, who died February 25, 2016, will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Elo Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the Copper Country Veteran's Association.Funeral Service, Inc. Arrangements are being ...

John L. ‘Jack’ Reid

John L. "Jack" Reid, age 81, owner of the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at his home with his loving wife Betty by his sideA complete obituary will be available in Tuesday's edition of the newspaper.The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse is in ...

Edith H. Capobianco

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - Edith Helene (Giachino) Capobianco, passed peacefully away at home, surrounded by her loved ones, on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.Mrs. Capobianco was born in Baltic on October 7, 1920, to Italian immigrants James and Teresa (Picco) Giachino and was ...

Elizabeth Birk Robichaud

Elizabeth Birk Robichaud, 95, passed away on March 25, 2016 at the Gilbert Residence in Ypsilanti, Michigan.A graveside service will be held on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Lake View Cemetery in Section 51.The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family ...

Reverend Lillian Grace (Fynn) Richards

HANCOCK - Reverend Lillian Grace (Fynn) Richards was promoted to Glory while surrounded by her loving family on May 4, 2016, in Hancock, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility, where she had been a resident for several years.Lillian was born to the late John Arthur Fynn and Annie ...

Elvera “Viv” Barda

BARAGA - Elvera "Viv" Barda, 97, of Baraga, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at her home, with her niece, Mary (Ron) Williams, by her side, following a lengthy illness.She was born June 27, 1918, in Baraga, the daughter of the late Victor and Mary (Osterlund) Johnson.Viv spent her entire ...

Joseph F. Raffaelli

GREENFIELD - Joseph F. Raffaelli, 80, of Greenfield, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at Hancock Regional Hospital.He was born on June 27, 1935, as the son of Joseph J. and Agnes M. (Klobucher) Raffaelli, in Baltic.Mr. Raffaelli received his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from ...

Robert N. Nottoli

TUCSON, Ariz. - Robert N. Nottoli, 83, a summer resident of Twin Lakes, died May 8, 2016, at the Casa de la Luz hospice in Tucson, Arizona. Local arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time from the Mountain View Mortuary of South Range, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

John Charles Labyak

ONTONAGON - John Charles Labyak, 75, of Ontonagon, passed away on May 9, 2016, at Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital.John was born in Ashland, Wisconsin, to Harold S. Labyak and Louise M. (Peltier) Labyak on September 19, 1940.He graduated from Ontonagon Area Schools in 1958. He attended Suomi College ...

Keith G. Codere

LAKE LINDEN - Keith G. Codere, 56, of Lake Linden, passed away at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, on May 9, 2016, after a long battle with M.S.He was born on February 15, 1960, a son of Gerald and Carol (Haataja) Codere. He was a graduate of Lake Linden-Hubbell High ...

Paul (PJ) Gordon Pesola, Jr.

ELO - Graveside services for Paul (PJ) Gordon Pesola, Jr., 35, a resident of Elo, who passed away unexpectedly April 2, 2016 from injuries sustained in an auto accident in the City of Detroit, will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Elo Cemetery with Pastor Dave Hoskins to ...

Michele Linda Loughead

CHASSELL - Michele Linda Loughead, born April 21, 1974, in Warren, passed away May 2, 2016, in the company of her family.Per her wishes, she passed in her "Princess Bedroom" at the home of her parents, Michael Loughead and Elaine (Hadden) Loughead of 39781 Jacobsville Rd., Lake Linden, 49945, ...

Ruth LaPointe Sheehan

SOUTH RANGE - Ruth LaPointe Sheehan, 87, daughter of Selma (Kujala) Hayrynen and step-daughter of Jacob Hayrynen, died peacefully Sunday, May 8, 2016, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital.Ruth was born on May 12, 1928, in Toivola. She attended the Toivola Grade School and graduated from Hancock ...

John G. ‘Jack’ Dupuis

HANCOCK - John G. "Jack" Dupuis, 86, of Hancock, died peacefully at U.P. Health System - Portage hospital on Sunday, May 8, 2016.He was born on June 30, 1929, in Lake Linden to the late John J. and Irene (Remillard) Dupuis. He graduated from Lake Linden High School in 1947.He then went to work ...

Joyce E. Messner

LAKE LINDEN - Joyce E. Messner, 84, a resident of Rustic Meadows in Lake Linden, passed away after a year and a half illness at the home of her daughter in Bootjack on May 8, 2016.She was born on August 31, 1931, in Hancock, a daughter of David and Evelyn (Luke) Ploof. She was a graduate of ...