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Obituaries

Marie ‘Mary’ Geshel

LAKE LINDEN — Marie "Mary" Geshel, 83, of Lake Linden, passed away at the Omega House in Houghton on February 4, 2018. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Mildred Evelyn (Evens) Tepsa

Mildred Evelyn (Evens) Tepsa, died peacefully on January 30, 2018, at Franklin House, Portage Pointe, where she resided for the past three years. She was born on July 6, 1921, in Marilla, Michigan, the daughter of Marian and Lucile (Votaw) Evens. Her childhood was spent in the ...

Jack William Eberhard

HANCOCK — Jack William Eberhard, 66, of Hancock, passed away after a six-year battle with cancer on Monday, January 22, 2018, while with relatives in Charleston, South Carolina. A visitation will take place on Friday, February 2, 2018, at Memorial Chapel in Hancock from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. ...

Patricia S. (Waara) Anderson

MOHAWK — Patricia S. (Waara) Anderson, 73, of Mohawk passed away on January 29, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton. Patricia is survived by cousin, Brian (Carol) Isaacson of Mohawk and their children, Teri (Tom) Haataja and family of Watertown, Minnesota, Mark (JoLinda) Isaacson and ...

Mildred Evelyn Tepsa

HANCOCK — Mildred Evelyn Tepsa, 96, of Hancock, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Portage Pointe in Hancock. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse.

Claire Dorothy Troolines

“Claire” known by many in her childhood, and “Dorothy” as she became known as, in her working world and to friends and family, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 22, 2018, at Glenhaven in Glenwood City, Wisconsin, at 91 years of age. She was born on July 17, 1926, to Alex and ...

Lorraine Bell

HUBBELL — Lorraine Bell, 86, died on January 27, 2018. The former Lorraine Kisul was born April 13, 1931, the daughter of Paul and Mary Kisul. She was a lifelong resident of Hubbell/ Tamarack. She graduated from Lake Linden-Hubbell High School in 1949. She was a member of Saint Cecilia ...

Walter H. Soumis

CHASSELL — Walter H. Soumis, 88, a longtime resident of Chassell passed away Saturday morning, January 27, 2018, at Bayside Village in L’Anse, where he had been a resident patient for the past six months. He was born on April 19, 1929, in Chassell, a son of the late Eugene and Ida ...

John J. Thornton

DOLLAR BAY — John J. Thornton, 90, of Dollar Bay, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on March 4, 1927, to the late Patrick M. and Violet D. (King) Thornton. Following Houghton High School ...

Leo Gruber

CALUMET — Leo Gruber, 46, of Calumet, passed away as a result of a fire at his residence on January 27, 2018. He was born on June 7, 1971, a son of George and Nancy Gruber. He graduated from Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools. He worked as a residential painter. Leo liked to fish and play the ...

Marilyn Mae Sirard

BARAGA — Marilyn Mae Sirard, 56, of Baraga, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at her home with her family by her side. She was born October 2, 1961, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, daughter of Jackie and Margie (Higginbothan) McCalister. Marilyn married Gene Sirard on February 9, ...

Lois Marie Monville

CALUMET — Lois Marie Monville, 73, of Calumet, passed away at UP Health System-Marquette on January 26, 2018, with family by her side. She was born September 27, 1944, a daughter of Edward and Margaret Johnson. She attended Calumet Schools. She worked for Crown Cleaners in Houghton until ...

Ronald Steven Mihelich

LAURIUM — Ronald Steven Mihelich, 78, a lifelong resident of Laurium, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018, following a long illness at the Omega House in Houghton. He was born on November 26, 1939, in Calumet to the late Steven and Frances (Mayworm) Mihelich. He attended the local ...

Leo Gruber

CALUMET — Leo Gruber, 46, of Calumet, passed away at his residence on January 27, 2018. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Lorraine Bell

HUBBELL — Lorraine Bell, 86, died on January 27, 2018 at the Lighthouse at Hubbell. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

John J. Thornton

DOLLAR BAY — John J. Thornton, 90, of Dollar Bay, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. The O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting with the arrangements which are still incomplete.

Walter H. Soumis

CHASSELL — Walter H. Soumis, 88, a longtime resident of Chassell, passed away Saturday morning, January 27, 2018, at Bayside Village in L'Anse, where he had been a resident patient for the past six months. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell is assisting the family ...

Eleanor Mae Seppanen

L'ANSE — Eleanor Mae Seppanen, 93, of L'Anse, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home.

Stanley S. ‘Stan’ Duda

Stanley S. “Stan” Duda, 88, of L'Anse, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018, at The Lighthouse at Hancock in Hancock. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

George A. Fassbender

HOUGHTON — George A. Fassbender, 97, a resident of Houghton, passed away Wednesday morning, January 24, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton following a short illness. He was born on November 25, 1920, in Marquette, a son of the late Louis and Louise (Doll) Fassbender. George was a graduate ...