Obituaries

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, ...

Oliver J. Rosseau

HANCOCK - Oliver J. Rosseau, 91, former Hancock High School principal and teacher, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility.He was born in Iron River on January 31, 1925, to the late Emil and Teresa (Howard) Rosseau. He graduated from Iron River ...

Justin Lee Guy

CARY, Ill. - Justin Lee Guy, 26, of Cary, Illinois, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016, at home.He is the beloved son of Doug Guy and Lisa Marie (Massimo) Palanti; loving brother of Derek Brinkley; devoted grandson of Keith Guy, Dianne (Gerald) Ziolo and the late Leroy and Genevieve Sauer; ...

Kenneth Steven Kaurala

BOOTJACK - Kenneth Steven Kaurala, 59, passed away peacefully at his brother's home in Bootjack surrounded by family on April 28, 2016.He was born on February 19, 1957, in Detroit, a son of Ken and Josephine Kaurala. He was a graduate of Michigan Technological University in Electrical ...

Roland Bruce Burgan

Graveside services and Military Honors for Roland Bruce Burgan of Hancock who passed away January 14, 2016 will be held 2 pm Wednesday, May 4, 2016in the Forest Hill Cemetery of Houghton.To view Roland's obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net.

Eunice L. McKay

TAMARAC, Fla. - Eunice L. McKay, passed away on Monday, April 26, 2016, in Tamarac, Florida. A resident of Sault Ste. Marie since 1969, Eunice had recently moved to Florida to be closer to family.She was born on June 24, 1935, in Calumet, to Ralph and Cecilia Bammert. She spent her childhood in ...