Obituaries

Uno W. Keranen

HANCOCK — Uno W. Keranen, 94, of Hancock, passed away peacefully at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility on Wednesday morning, March 8, 2017. He was born on January 10, 1923, in Painesdale. He was the son of the late Eli and Hilma (Heikkinen) Keranen. Uno attended Hancock High School ...

Carl Bricco

CALIFORNIA — Carl Bricco, passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family on March 2, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parent’s, Marie and Edward Bricco; and brother, Keith Bricco. He is survived by his sister, Marian Collins and extended family.

David M. Lampinen

CHASSELL - David M. Lampinen, 55, a resident of Chassell, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at his home. He was born on November 12, 1961, in Chassell, a son of the late Roy G. and Dorothy T. (Golden) Lampinen. David graduated from Chassell High School and Michigan ...

Hubert ‘Hue’ Tossava

LAKE LINDEN — Hubert “Hue” Tossava, 84, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility. He was born in Hancock on April 18, 1932, a son of Fred and Hilda (Juntunen) and attended local schools. Hue served as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy during the ...

Judith (Judy) A. Steffel

WAUSAU - Judith (Judy) A. Steffel, beloved by her dogs, cats, goats, and human family, died Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Wausau, Wisconsin, in hospice care after a recurrence of breast cancer. She was 66. Judy was a woman of many talents, having served, among others, as a lab sample courier, ...

Tauno B. Kilpela

ATLANTIC MINE —Tauno B. Kilpela, a longtime resident of Atlantic Mine, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2017. The youngest of seven siblings, Tauno was born in South Range on September 23, 1920, to Finnish immigrants Henry and Margaret Kilpela. Tauno graduated from Jeffers High School ...

LeRoy Joseph “Chilo” Rheaume

OWOSSO – LeRoy Joseph “Chilo” Rheaume, 83, of Owosso, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Hospice House of Shiawassee County. A Memorial Service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Cal Long officiating. The family ...

Richard C. Morro

Richard C. Morro, age 63, of Baraga passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at UP Health System, Marquette. Mr. Morrow's complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com. The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements with the Reid Funeral ...

Gary W. Frederick, Sr.

TAMARACK CITY - Gary W. Frederick, Sr., 78, a resident of Tamarack City, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at his home, after a long battle with cancer on March 9, 2017. He was born on August 27, 1938, in Hillsdale, a son of Walter and Fern Frederick. Gary worked as a ...

Gary Frederick

TAMARACK CITY — Gary Frederick, resident of Tamarack City, passed away at his home on March 9, 2017. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Jamie Brusso

Jamie Brusso, 23, a resident of Farmers Block Road, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family.

Casey Lyn Tourtillott

HANCOCK – On March 5, 2017, Heaven welcomed another beautiful angel. Born on March 13, 1991, Casey Lyn Tourtillott died unexpectedly at her home in Hancock. Casey was a funny, beautiful soul, who touched many hearts and lives, in the short time she lived. Casey enjoyed listening, playing ...

Tauno B. Kilpela

Funeral services for Tauno B. Kilpela, 96, who died March 7, 2017, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017, at the Range Apostolic Lutheran Church in South Range.  Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service on Monday in the church.  Arrangements are being handled by the Mountain ...

Hubert K. Tossava

LAKE LINDEN — Hubert K. Tossava, 84, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility. The Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Judith A. Stefanic

TURNER – Judith A. Stefanic, 70, of Turner, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at her home. Judy was born on November 28, 1946, in Hancock, to the late Carl H. and Selma M. (Waltanen) Kangas. She attended Doelle High School in Tapiola and graduated in 1964. Judy worked ...

Roy R. Rajala

DOLLAR BAY – Roy R. Rajala, 83, died peacefully in Marquette County Medical Care Facility on March 4, 2017, in Marquette. The family thanks the staff at Marquette County Medical Care Facility for their support and loving care of Roy. Roy was born on October 3, 1933, in Atlantic Mine, to ...

Rose D. Hesse Phelan, RN

BROWNSTOWN – Rose D. Hesse Phelan, 77, a former area resident, passed away on February 15, 2017, in Brownstow. She was born on October 11, 1939, in Hubbell to the late Evelyn (Schaaf) and Martin John Hesse Phelan. Rose attended Lake Linden–Hubbell School and graduated from Ontonagon ...

Tauno B. Kilpela

Tauno B. Kilpela, 96, a long–time Atlantic Mine resident, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Mountain View Mortuary of South Range, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

Casey Lyn Tourtillott

HANCOCK – Casey Lyn Tourtillott, 25, a resident of Hancock and formerly of Dollar Bay, passed away unexpectedly Sunday March 5, 2017, at her home. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Laurie (John) Monticello

DOLLAR BAY - Laurie (John) Monticello, 47, of Dollar Bay, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends, after a courageous battle with cancer, on March 4, 2017, at the Omega House in Houghton. Laurie was born on February 10, 1970, in Hancock, to James and the late Pat (Dreis) ...