Obituaries

Scott Bennetts

Scott Bennetts, 55, a resident of Calumet passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility on Sunday May 8, 2016.Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home of Calumet.

Charles D. Eilola

Charles D. Eilola, age 78 of Askel, MI passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Houghton County Medical Care Facility. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home in L'Anse.

Reynold B. Peck

HANCOCK - Reynold B. Peck, 83, of Hancock, formerly of Gratiot Lake in Keweenaw County, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Omega House Hospice in Houghton.The O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock is assisting with the cremation arrangements.

Laurie Jane Clark

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Laurie Jane Clark, 77, of Syracuse, died peacefully on April 21, 2016, at home surrounded by family.She was born September 26, 1938, in Houghton, to parents Robert and Gloria (O'Rourke) Smith. She was a graduate of Houghton High School and St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing ...

Martin David McGrath

HOUGHTON - Martin (Mort) David McGrath, 91, of Houghton, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2016, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. He was a loving father that will be missed by his family.He was born May 20, 1924, in Hancock, the son of late Bessie and Bert McGrath. He was ...

Marie Rantanen

Marie Rantanen, age 96, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Thursday May 5, 2016 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility.Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Lillian G. Richards

HANCOCK - Rev. Lillian G. Richards, retired United Methodist minister, passed away Wednesday morning, May 4, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility where she has been a resident patient.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time. The Jukuri-Antila Funeral ...

Rose Ann Burns-Kenny

TUCSON, Ariz. - Rose Ann Burns-Kenny, former resident of Trimountain, passed away March 20, 2016, in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 66.A memorial service will be held on May 8, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Mohawk.All are welcome to come and celebrate Rose's life.

Sharon Lee Schmaus

ONTONAGON - A funeral mass for Sharon Schmaus, will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Ontonagon.Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with mass at 11 a.m. and a luncheon to follow.

Oliver J. Rosseau and Virginia Rosseau

Graveside services for Oliver and Virginia Rosseau of Hancock will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday morning, May 6, 2016 at Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock. Rev. William Ssozi of the Church of the Resurrection will officiate, followed by military services from Alfred Erickson Post No. 186 American ...

Louisa Maud Lillie ‘Lois’ DeGraff

HOUGHTON - Louisa Maud Lillie "Lois" DeGraff, 87, long-time resident of Hancock who recently moved to Arbor Green in Houghton, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016, at UP Health System-Portage Hospital in Hancock with her sons and pastor at her side.A graveside service will be held on Friday, May ...

Enith M. Juopperi

LAURIUM - Enith M. Juopperi, 92, a former resident of Laurium and a resident of the Houghton County Medical Care Facility Woodland Haven, passed away on Sunday May 1, 2016.She was born on May 31, 1923, in Eveleth, Minnesota, to Leonard and Hulda (Karvala) Koski. She was a graduate of Calumet ...

Joan J. Monberg

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. - Joan Monberg, 94, formerly of Hancock and Bellaire, Florida, passed away peacefully in McMinnville, Oregon, on April 23, 2016. She had been under hospice care for several days and was surrounded by much of her family for her last hours.Joan was born to Marcus and Vivian ...

Walter (Sonny) P. Ark

MASS CITY - Walter (Sonny) P. Ark, 75, of Mass City, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016, at UP Health System-Portage, following a short illness with cancer.He was born on June 28, 1940, the son of the late Waino and Elsie Ark.He married Denise Hattula, who preceded him in death in 1995. He ...

Michele L. Loughead

Michele L. Loughead (Mark Pittillo) 42, a resident of Chassell, passed away Monday evening at her parents home in Jacobsville with her family by her side.Arrangements will be announced at a later time.Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home of Hancock, Antila Funeral Service Inc. is assisting the family.

Edward W. Kinnunen

CALUMET - Edward W. Kinnunen, 85, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility with his family by his side.He was born on February 13, 1931, in Coburntown, to William and Margaret (Klinty) Kinnunen and attended local area schools.As a young man, ...

LeRoy Bruce Guindon

HARRISON TOWNSHIP - LeRoy Bruce Guindon, 79, a resident of Harrison Township, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016, at Lakepointe Villa Senior Care & Rehab in Clinton Township.Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Jacobson Funeral Home with Rev. ...

Ronald Theodore Niemi

SALO - Ronald Theodore Niemi, 72, a resident at Houghton County Medical Care Facility, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016, with his family by his side.Ronald was born on February 18, 1944, in Detroit, to Arthur and Hilja Niemi, who were originally from Salo and Paavola here in the Copper ...

Candace B. Watrous

DOLLAR BAY - Candace B. Watrous, 69, of the Lower Point Mills Road near Dollar Bay, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at U.P. Health System-Marquette.The O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting the family with her arrangements.

Edith Juopperi

Enith Juopperi, age 92, a former Laurium resident, and a resident of Woodland Haven passed away on Sunday May 1, 2016.Friends may call at the First Apostolic Lutheran Church of Houghton on Wednesday May 4, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m..Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday May 4, ...