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Obituaries

Norman Roy LaBonte

CALUMET — Norman Roy LaBonte, 87, passed away in Mesa, Arizona on April 22, 2020. He was born Laurium, a son of Norman and Bernadine (Hermann) LaBonte and attended local schools. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956 and later received his BS from Northern Michigan and MS from ...

Carol J. Rosemergy

HOUGHTON — Carol J. Rosemergy, 73, a long time resident of Rockland Street passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Woodland Haven in Canal View - Houghton County. She was born on December 7, 1946, in Laurium to Lloyd and Jean (Phillips) Lander. She attended the local schools ...

Prudence ‘Prudy’ M. Mott

DELTA, Wis. — Prudence “Prudy” M. Mott, 56, of Delta, Wisconsin, passed away with loving family by her side on Monday, July 27, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota. She was born on June 3, 1964, in Laurium, the daughter of Paul and Eleanor (Yowell) Rautio. Prudy was ...

Patricia A. Barrette

HANCOCK — Patricia A. Barrette, 74, of Hancock, passed away peacefully at Portage Pointe on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, with family by her side. A Memorial Mass will be held in August, and will be announced by the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home of Hancock, Antila Funeral Service, Inc. A full ...

Thomas Eugene Lemieux

KEARSARGE — On Saturday, July 25, 2020, Thomas Eugene Lemieux left this earth at the age of 53, at UP Health – Marquette Hospital, following a short battle with cancer. Thomas was born October 25, 1966, to Jean Ongie (Niemi) and Ronald Lemieux. Tom enjoyed rock hunting, hunting, hiking, ...

Kenneth Miller

MOHAWK — Kenneth Miller, 90, a resident of Mohawk, passed away on July 25, 2020, at Gardenview Assisted Living in Calumet. He was born on March 14, 1930, in Mohawk, to Walfred and Saimi (Seppala) Miller. He attended the local schools, and graduated with the Class of 1948. Following high ...

Diane Elaine Ek

YACOLT, Wash. — Diane (Dinah) Ek, 77, went peaceful to heaven on July 9, 2020, with her children gathered around her. She was 77 years old. Dinah was born on August 1, 1942, in Hancock, to William and Effie (Simula) Erickson. She married Douglas John Ek on July 31, 1965, and they raised a ...

Ruth Elizabeth Miller

LANSING — Ruth Elizabeth Miller was born on May 3, 1933, in Queens, New York. She was the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Stockinger. After her mother’s death, when Ruth was eight and a half years old, she was raised by her father and stepmother, Addie Stockinger. Ruth attended grade ...

John M. Budreau

PELKIE — John M. Budreau Jr., 83, of Pelkie, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at the Omega House, Houghton. A celebration of John’s life will be held at Stanley and Joyce Budreau’s home, at 13744 River Bend Road, Arnheim, MI, on August 1, 2020, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. The Reid ...

Daniel E. Weijola

BEAVER DAM, Wis. — Graveside Services for Daniel E. Weijola, 75, a resident of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and former Boston Location Resident who passed away on November 26, 2018, at his home, will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the Waasa Cemetery with Rev. Jared Howard to ...

Karen Shebuski Renier

SOUTH RANGE — Karen Shebuski Renier, 78, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at UP Health System-Marquette. She fought a courageous battle with cancer for almost five years. Karen was born on October 12, 1941, in Antigo, Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Stanley and Clara (Draeger) ...

Marcia Makolin

LAURIUM — Marcia Makolin, 87, a resident of Laurium, passed away at her home on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet on Friday, July 31, 2020, from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July ...

Ted Wayne Strong

TROUT CREEK — Ted Wayne Strong, 60, of Trout Creek, passed away in the early morning on June 23, 2020. Ted was born in Kalamazoo to Paul and Jacqueline Strong on October 18, 1959. The youngest of four children, he was raised on Austin Lake in Portage, Michigan. From his earliest years, Ted ...

Sheila Ann Barbe

HANCOCK —­ Sheila Ann Barbe, 83, of Hancock, formerly of Iron Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at U.P. Health System - Portage in Hancock. She was born October 2, 1936, in Hancock, daughter of the late Edgar and Mary (Shea) Richards, formerly of Iron Mountain. Sheila ...

James (Jim) S. McPhillips

L’ANSE — James (Jim) S. McPhillips, age 86, of L’Anse, passed away at home on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Jim’s complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at reidfuneralservicechapel.com. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted with the ...

Thomas E. LeMieux

KEARSARGE — Thomas E. LeMieux, 53, a resident of Kearsarge, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020, at the UP Health - Marquette Hospital following a short battle with cancer. A private service for Tom will be held at a later time. To send condolences to Tom’s family please visit ...

Ken Miller

CALUMET — Ken Miller, 90, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Gardenview Assisted Living and Memory Care in Calumet. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Mark Weber

CALUMET — Ken Miller, 90, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Gardenview Assisted Living and Memory Care in Calumet. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Carole Rockwell

HOUGHTON — Carole Rockwell, 81, passed away at her apartment at the Bluffs in Houghton, on Sunday morning, July 26, 2020. As per her wishes, the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock has been entrusted with her cremation arrangements. There will be no visitation or funeral services.

Diane Elaine Ek

YACOLT, Wash. — Diane (Dinah) Ek, 77, went peaceful to heaven on July 9, 2020, with her children gathered around her. She was 77 years old. Dinah was born on August 1, 1942 in Hancock, to William and Effie (Simula) Erickson. She married Douglas John Ed on July 31, 1965, and they raised a ...