Obituaries

Shirley Elizabeth Trezona

LAKE LINDEN — Shirley Elizabeth Trezona, 91, former resident of Lake Linden, passed away at Blue Water Hospice Home in Marysville on May 9, 2017. Shirley was born on August 26, 1925, in Laurium, the daughter of Christopher and Irene (Beesley) Brill. She was a graduate of Calumet High ...

Ruth S. Fields

TAPIOLA — A graveside service for Ruth S. Fields, 91, who died December 22, 2016, will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Elo Cemetery with Pastor Bucky Beach to officiate. Arrangements are being handled by the Mountain View Mortuary of South Range, Antila Funeral Service, ...

LeRoy ‘Lee’ Sterbenz

WOODSIDE — LeRoy "Lee" Sterbenz, 77, a resident of Woodside passed away at home Tuesday May 9, 2017, following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral homes of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Lorette Haralson

LAKE LINDEN — Lorette Haralson, 80, of Lake Linden passed away at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility on Monday, May 8, 2017. She was born on November 14, 1936, in Detroit, a daughter of the late Peter and Toini (Harju) Karvonen. On December 22, 1956, she was united in marriage ...

Raymond Gerald Nelson

CALUMET — Raymond Gerald Nelson, 78, of Calumet, Michigan and resident of Houghton County Medical Care Facility, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. A celebration of life will be held ‪on Saturday, May 13, 2017‬ at the Siskiwit Hall, ‪26070 Pine Street, Calumet, MI from 1 p.m. ...

Shirley Elizabeth Trezona

LAKE LINDEN — Shirley Elizabeth Trezona, former resident of Lake Linden, passed away in Marysville, Michigan on May 9, 2017. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Brian E. Bixley

ALSTON — Brian E. Bixley of Alston, left this world to cross over to the next to be reunited with his beloved late wife, Lorraine (Wanhala) Bixley on Saturday, April 15, 2017, due to injuries sustained as a result of a tragic motorcycle accident on Friday evening. Lorraine preceded him in ...

Hilia Kanttinen

CALUMET/ FULTON — Hilia Kanttinen, 96, a former resident of Fulton and Calumet, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017, at the Lighthouse of Hancock. She was born in Mohawk on September 11, 1920, to John and Hilda (Jokela) Kanttinen. She attended the local schools and was a former employee of ...

Randall ‘Randy’ Thyrion

CALUMET — Randall “Randy” Thyrion, 49, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Friday, May 5, 2017. Randy was born to Kenneth and Sharon (Strack) Thyrion-Muotka on December 20, 1967, in Hancock. He attended Calumet High School and played baseball, football and basketball ...

James G. ‘Bruce’ Campeau

James G. “Bruce” Campeau, 76, of Skandia, died Tuesday morning, May 2, 2017, at UP Health System Marquette. He was born June 16, 1940, in Laurium, Michigan, a son of the late Clarence N. and Elma J. (Erkkila) Campeau and was a 1957 graduate of Lake Linden High School. Bruce married ...

Roy L. Harju

ARCADIAN LOCATION — Roy L. Harju, 89, a resident of Arcadian Location, passed away Friday morning, May 5, 2017, at the Omega House after a battle with cancer. Mr. Harju was born on December 7, 1927, in Arcadian Location and attended the Arcadian School. He worked on the family farm and was ...

Clare Matz

Clare Matz, 73, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at UP Health System Marquette. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.

Hilia Kanttinen

Hilia Kanttinen, 96, passed away at the Lighthouse of Hancock early this morning, May 8, 2017. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.

Bruce D. Mitchell

HANCOCK — Bruce D. Mitchell, 82, of Hancock, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Lighthouse of Hancock. He was born on July 15, 1934, in Hancock to the late George and Lyle (Crowley) Mitchell and was a graduate of Hancock Central High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army, ...

Fay A. Kuitunen

Fay A. Kuitunen LAURIUM — Fay A. Kuitunen, 80, a resident of Laurium entered into eternal glory on Thursday, May 4, 2017. She was born on August 3, 1936, in Allouez to Reuben and Ina (Soivio) Bammert. Fay attended Calumet High School and graduated with the Class of 1953. She was a gentle ...

Roy L. Harju

Roy L. Harju, 89, a resident of Arcadian Location, passed away Friday morning May 5, 2017, at the Omega House after a battle with cancer. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced, at a later time.

Edward Michael Skoviak

GRANGER, Ind. — Edward Michael Skoviak, 86, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Granger, Indiana. Edward was born in Trimountai. September 2, 1930, to Edward and Barbara (Iskra) Skoviak. He married Shirley Colclasure, November 21, 1953, in Ontonagon. Edward graduated from Ontonagon ...

John J. Marsolino Jr.

HOUGHTON — John J. Marsolino Jr., 84, lost his battle with Alzheimer’s disease on April 8, 2017. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on October 31, 1932. His family came here from Italy before he was born. John met Anne Thomson and they married in 1965. John helped raise and loved ...

Mary Margaret Kump

CALUMET – Mary Margaret Kump, 74, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side after a brave battle with Parkinson’s disease and oral cancer on Sunday, April 30, 2017. She was born on May 12, 1942, in Calumet, the oldest daughter of Richard and Mary ...

Faith E. Isaacson

CALUMET – Faith E. Isaacson, 93, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. She was born on August 24, 1923, in Calumet to Edward and Elizabeth (Peterson) Nordstrom. Faith ...