Obituaries

Chris Allen Anderson

Chris Allen Anderson, aka wood Bezhgiizhig Jacko Tahgaiwenene, 45, of Too-many-places-to-count, USA (and sometimes Canada), passed away last week at Saint Mary’s Glacier, CO. He was born in Lansing, MI on May 16th, 1971 to Gary and Rose Anderson. Wood graduated from Eaton Rapids High ...

Joshua Wade White

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Joshua Wade White, 19, of Corpus Christi, Texas, was called to the Lord on December 23, 2016. Joshua was born on March 29, 1997, in Dallas Texas to Christopher White and Silvia Gamez. He was a 2015 graduate from Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Christi, Texas, and ...

Luke A. Haataja

ANCHORAGE, Alas. - Luke A. Haataja, 21, a resident of Anchorage, Alaska and former Liminga resident, passed away unexpectedly in Anchorage, Alaska. He was born on April 17, 1995, in Hancock, a son of Mark A. and Janie J. (Kiilunen) Haataja. He was raised in Liminga, attended the E.B. Holman ...

Roy T. Godell

Roy T. Godell, age 81, of Marquette and formerly of Covington and L'Anse, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at D J Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette with his family by his side. Roy's complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at ...

David J. Schneider

HOUGHTON – David J. Schneider, 50, of Houghton, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday evening, December 27, 2016 at his home following an apparent heart attack. The O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting with the arrangements which are still incomplete.

Eugene “Gene” Tauriainen

SOUTH LYON — Eugene “Gene” Tauriainen, 81, passed away December 24, 2016. He was born on June 19, 1935, in Detroit, son of the late Albert and Anna Tauriainen. Gene was a proud navy veteran and served during the Korean War. He retired from Ford Motor Company, following a successful ...

Mary E. Bandler

BALTIC — Mary E. Bandler, 89, a resident of Baltic, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, December 25, 2016. She was born on October 1, 1927, in Richardton, North Dakota, to Baltzar and Amileia (Dick) Hauck. Mary graduated from the local school in Richardton, North Dakota, in ...

Terri Koskela

BIG TRAVERSE — Terri Koskela, 57, of Big Traverse, passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2016, with family by her side. Terri was born to Jerome and Darlene (Schmidlin) Hiltunen, on June 30, 1959, in Royal Oak. She attended Royal Oak Schools, graduating with the Class of 1977. On ...

Matthew J. Marshall

Matthew J. Marshall, 20, a resident of Dickinson, North Dakota and Chassell passed away unexpectedly in Dickinson, N.D. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Christopher Reilly

CALUMET - Christopher Reilly, 51, passed away at his home on December 22, 2016. He was born in Laurium, the son of Robert and Dorothy Reilly and attended local schools. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Reilly; sister, Shannon (Steve) Schreiber; and brothers, Michael Reilly, Timothy ...

Marjorie Ann (Moehrke) Lajimodiere

LAKE LINDEN - Marjorie Ann (Moehrke) Lajimodiere, 86, of Lake Linden, was called home to the Lord on Monday, December 26, 2016. Marjorie was born in Hubbell, on April 19, 1930, the oldest of three children to Christian and Margaret (Schneller) Moehrke. She attended grade school at the St. ...

Paul Maronen

MOHAWK - Paul Maronen, 90, of Mohawk, passed away on December 22, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility. Paul was born to George and Flora (Winquist) Maronen on December 27, 1925, in Mohawk. He attended local schools in Mohawk. He was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church of ...

Luke A. Haataja

Luke A. Haataja, 21, a resident of Anchorage, AK and former Liminga resident, passed away unexpectedly in Anchorage, AK.      The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Frank C. “Blondie” Jackovich

DODGEVILLE — Frank C. “Blondie” Jackovich, 89, a resident of Dodgeville, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016, shortly after being admitted to UP Health-Portage Hospital in Hancock. He was born December 30, 1926, in Dodgeville, a son of the late Anton and Mary (Butkovich) Jackovich. ...

Gerald J. Jalkanen

HOUGHTON — Gerald J. Jalkanen, 60, a resident of Houghton, passed away from an apparent heart attack Wednesday evening, December 21, 2016, at home. He went to be with the Lord and his parents. He was born on November 27, 1956, in Hancock, a son of the late Arvo and Rosella (Pesola) ...

Ruby (Lander) Skufca

ESCANABA — Ruby (Lander) Skufca, 87, a resident of Escanaba, passed away at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba, December 24, 2016 after a brief stay. She was born November 26, 1929, in Calumet, a daughter of the late William and Retta Lander. She attended the local schools and graduated ...

Ruth S. Fields

TAPIOLA — Ruth S. Fields, 91, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at Woodland Haven, Houghton County Medical Care Facility. She was born March 21, 1925, in Tapiola, a daughter to the late Kasper and Elina (Walkkinen) Toivonen.  Ruth was raised in Tapiola and graduated from the John ...

Mary Bandler

BALTIC — Mary Bandler, 88, a resident of Baltic, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 25, 2016 surrounded by her family. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Marjorie Lajimodiere

LAKE LINDEN — Marjorie Lajimodiere, a resident of Lake Linden, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility. Arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home of Lake Linden.

Wilfred E. “Bill” Archer

QUINCY HILL - Wilfred E. “Bill” Archer, 90, a resident of Quincy Hill, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at home. He was born January 30, 1926, to the late Glen E. and Genevieve (Servous) Archer and was raised in Muskegon. Wilfred dropped out of Muskegon High School to enlist ...