Obituaries

Mark David Richard

Mark David Richard, 63, of L'Anse, died peacefully Monday, April 3, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobson Funeral Home.

James Klutts

LAKE LINDEN – James Klutts, 64, resident of Lake Linden, passed away at U.P. Health System-Portage on April 3, 2017. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Barbara Jean Marie O’Brien

MOWAHK – Barbara Jean Marie O’Brien, 84, a lifelong resident of Mohawk, entered into eternal life on Friday, March 31, 2017, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. She was born on August 14, 1932, in Mohawk, to Wagner and Helen (Erkkila) Dahlgren. Barb attended Calumet High School and ...

Arbutus (Arby) M. Durocher

DODGEVILLE – Arbutus (Arby) M. Durocher, 67, a resident of Dodgeville, passed away following a lengthy illness Thursday evening March 30, 2017, at the Omega House in Houghton with her family by her side. She was born on October 27, 1949, in Hancock to the late Charles and Esther (Maki) ...

Kathleen “Kathy” McLean

HOUGHTON – Kathleen “Kathy” McLean, 66, of Houghton, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where she resided for the last year and a half. She was born in Green Bay, on August 23, 1950, a daughter of the late Kay and John ...

Jean Makkonen

Jean Makkonen, 85, a resident of Calumet passed away peacefully on Monday, April 3, 2017 at PortagePointe in Hancock. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Paul J. Halkola

LAURIUM – Paul J. Halkola, 56, a resident of Laurium, passed away unexpectedly at home Saturday April 1, 2017, following a lengthy illness. As requested no service will take place locally. The memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock is assisting the family with the local ...

Arbutus M. (Ray) Durocher

DODGEVILLE —Arbutus M. (Ray) Durocher, 67, a resident of Dodgeville, passed away Thursday evening March 30, 2017, at the Omega House in Houghton following a lengthy illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements which will be ...

Leona Walkonen

FLORIDA LOCATION — Leona Walkonen, 83, a resident of Florida Location passed away peacefully with her family by her side at her home on Friday morning March 31, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.

Catherine “Kay” M. Hendrickson

GLADSTONE – Catherine “Kay” M. Hendrickson, 91, of Gladstone passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Catherine was born January 14, 1926, in Painesdale, the daughter of Louis and Mary Louise (Brunett) Nevins. She was united in marriage to Raymond ...

Brian Anthony Wadaga

BARARGA – Brian Anthony Wadaga, 54, of Baraga passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 27, 2017. He was born February 5, 1963, in L’Anse, the son of Raymond and Peggy (DeCook) Wadaga. Brian attended and graduated from Baraga High School in 1981. He got married in 2000 to the former ...

Paulette Pyykkonen

HANCOCK – Paulette M. Pyykkonen was born May 16, 1942, in Hancock to Wallace and Myrtle Koski. God welcomed Paulette home on March 27, 2017. Paulette is survived by her son, Jeffrey (Tina) and their children, Michael, Kaitlyn and Andrew; son, James (Lissa) and their children, Sarah and ...

Viola M. Peterson

Viola M. Peterson, 83, of L'Anse, died peacefully, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at her daughter's home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced the Jacobson Funeral Home.

Francis Arling Roberts

HURONTOWN – Francis “Fuzzy” Roberts, 91, of Hurontown, passed away March 27, 2017, at Woodland Haven, where he had been a resident for nearly 4 years. He was born January 15, 1926, in Mason, to parents, Arling and Maude Sincock Roberts. He attended the local schools, leaving Houghton ...

Ricky Gene Ayers Jr.

CHASSELL – Ricky Gene Ayers Jr., 41, passed away on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017, at UP Health System - Marquette. The family has chosen to have a private gathering to remember Ricky. Please visit fassbenderfuneralhome.com to express your condolences online.

Catherine “Kay” Hendrickson

Catherine “Kay” Hendrickson, age 91, of Gladstone passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 1 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:30 ...

Dave Preston

LIVONIA – Dave Preston, 58, of Livonia, Michigan passed away on March 25, 2017. He was a cherished son of Jack and Judy Preston of Lac La Belle; loving father of Chelsie (Chuck) Spencer, and Marissa Preston; proud soon-to-be grandpa of Baby Boy Spencer; dearest brother of Karen (Brian) ...

Billy Heikkinen

MOHAWK – Billy Heikkinen, 42, a resident of Mohawk, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. He was born on March 4, 1975, in Laurium. He graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of 1994. He was also active in the ROTC at Calumet High School. He was ...

Francis A. “Fuzzy” Roberts

HURONTOWN – Francis A. "Fuzzy" Roberts, 91, a former resident of Hurontown, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. Arrangements are still incomplete and will be announced later from the O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock.

Bonnie Faye (Knapp) Kirschner

ESCANABA – Bonnie Faye (Knapp) Kirschner, 49, of Escanaba passed away while surrounded by family on March 23, 2017, at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the KBIC Zeba Hall in ...