Obituaries

Sharon Powers

Sharon Powers, 81, a resident of Copper Harbor, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Norman Riedel

GREEN BAY, Wisc. - Norman Riedel, 72, of Green Bay, formerly of Calumet, died unexpectedly on Friday, February 3, 2017, in Texas, where he was spending the winter. On November 25, 1967, Norm married Mary Balcom in Calumet. The couple moved to Green Bay. In addition to his children and ...

Marvin R. Mattson

CALUMET - Marvin R. Mattson, 79, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility. Marvin was born in Franklin Township, a son of Robert and Sylvia Mattson. He served in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1957. Marvin was married to Carol ...

Marvin R. Mattson

CALUMET – Marvin R. Mattson, 79, passed away at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Father Norman Clisch

IRON RIVER — Father Norman Clisch, 77, of Iron River, passed away on February 4, 2017, at Iron County Medical Care Facility, in Crystal Falls. He was born on May 22, 1939, in Baraga, the son of the late David and Rose (Ellenich) Clisch. He attended the Baraga Schools. In the fall of 1953, ...

John “Jack” Dudley

LAURIUM – John “Jack” Dudley, 90, a resident of Laurium, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 3, 2017, at his home. He was born on August 31, 1926, in Lake Linden, to John S. and Beatrice (Vine) Dudley. Jack attended Lake Linden High School, graduating with the Class of ...

Jane VanEvera

Jane VanEvera, 70, of Gwinn, died peacefully, Friday morning, February 3, 2017 at her home. The Canale–Gwinn Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com.

Delano “Dobie” Andreini

Delano “Dobie” Andreini, 83, of Baltic, died early Sunday morning, February 5, 2017, at UP Health System–Portage.  A memorial mass will be held in the month of  May.  A full obituary will be released at that time.  Arrangements are being handled by the Mountain View Mortuary of South ...

John “Jack” Dudley

John "Jack" Dudley a resident of Laurium passed away at his home on Friday, February 3, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.

Marie E. Racine

LAKE LINDEN – Marie E. Racine, 97, of Lake Linden, passed away at her home, after a short illness, on January 31, 2017, with her family by her side. She was born on March 7, 1919, in Ahmeek. She graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of 1939. She was a homemaker first, raising ...

Gloria Waara Young

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – Gloria Waara Young, 81, of Charlotte, North Carolina, formerly of Farmington Hills, went peacefully to be with the Lord, with her daughters by her side on January 30, 2017. She was born on July 6, 1935, in Calumet County, to the late Edward and Mary ...

Doug Paul Laplander

Doug Paul Laplander, 63, a resident of Rustic Meadows Senior Citizen’s Apartments passed away unexpectedly at his apartment building on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.

Marie E. Racine

LAKE LINDEN – Marie E. Racine, 97, of Lake Linden, passed away at her home, after a short illness, on January 31, 2017, with her family by her side. She was born on March 7, 1919, in Ahmeek. She graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of 1939. She was a homemaker first, raising ...

Paul Ray Petaja

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. – Paul Ray, 75, died January 23, 2017, in Jensen Beach, after a long and valiant battle with cancer. He leaves his devoted and loving wife, MaryAnn of 28 years; his daughter, Jacqueline Delancey (Mike); his son, Michael (Terry); three stepsons, Brian (Heather), Douglas ...

Theresa L. Sakkinen

LAURIUM – Theresa L. Sakkinen, passed into the realms of Glory on January 16, 2017, due to medical complications. She was born on September 27, 1958, in Dearborn, to the late Eugene and Frances Oliver. She was a resident of Laurium and an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in ...

Emil J. Anderson, Jr.

Emil J. Anderson, Jr. age 83, (aka The Big Swede) of L’Anse and formerly of Kenton passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 in Crystal Falls. Emil’s obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse ...

Laverne G. Perrault

Laverne G. Perrault, age 91, of L’Anse, passed away at her home in L’Anse on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Laverne’s obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted with the ...

Nelda J. Bishop

L’ANSE – Nelda J. Bishop, 72, of L’Anse passed away at Bayside Village L’Anse on Monday, January 30, 2017. Nelda’s obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse, has been entrusted with ...

Mrs. Selma P. (Bedore) Elliott

CONCORD - Mrs. Selma P. (Bedore) Elliott, 66, of Concord, passed away peacefully in her home on January 28, 2017, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, Selma was the daughter of the late Theodore and Pauline E. (Tarleton) Bedore. She was a graduate of Pinkerton ...

Elizabeth Catherine Alatalo

BARAGA – Elizabeth Catherine Alatalo, 87, of Baraga, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital. She was born on December 9, 1929, in Baraga, the daughter to Joseph and Eliza (Foucault) Vizina. Elizabeth graduated from Baraga High School in 1947. She ...