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Obituaries

Alan Wesley Mikkola

MARQUETTE — Alan Wesley Mikkola, 69, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at UP Health System- Marquette. He was born on October 11, 1950, in Highland Park, to Wesley and Marian (Lassila) Mikkola. He was confirmed in the Apostolic Lutheran Church of Calumet. ...

Leona Marie (Morien) T’Niemi

BIG RAPIDS — Leona Marie (Morien) T’Niemi, 94, passed away in Big Rapids, on November 29, 2019. She was born in Wausau, Wisconsin on May 18, 1925, to the late Anton and Augusta Morien. She moved to Rockland, as a teenager and graduated with the Class of 1944. On September 15, 1945, she ...

Evelyn E. Maki

KEWEENAW BAY — Evelyn E. Maki, 76, a former resident of Keweenaw Bay, passed away Friday morning, December 6, 2019 at Ascension St. John Hospital in Detroit following a lengthy illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes have been assisting the family with the arrangements which ...

Nancy Kathleen (Hyrkas) Bohlsen

CALUMET — Nancy Kathleen (Hyrkas) Bohlsen, 66, a resident of Calumet, went home to be with her lord and savior on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. She was born on January 21, 1953, to Albert and Helmi (Keranen) Hyrkas. She attended the Copper City School before graduating from Calumet High ...

Ralph John Van Wagner

L’ANSE — Ralph John Van Wagner, 88, of Skanee passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Bayside Village in L’Anse. He was born December 27, 1930 in Stambaugh, Mich. son of Floyd and Stella (Saxon) Van Wagner. Ralph was in the US Air Force from 1951-55 during the Korean War where he ...

Suzanne Elizabeth Carrick Brownell McLean

CALUMET — Suzanne McLean, 102, died peacefully at home on October 26, 2019 with her kitty purring by her side. Suzanne Elizabeth Carrick Brownell McLean was from the sea. She loved sea otters, penguins, and creatures of sea, air, and earth. Born in Fresno, Calif. on June 17, 1917, she was ...

Linda (Petaja) Moore

WHITEHALL, Ill. — Linda (Petaja) Moore, 65, a resident of Whitehall passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Whitehall Nursing Home. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Lake View Cemetery in Calumet. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in ...

Dennis Malnar

DE PERE, Wis. — Dennis Wayne Malnar, 76, born on October 15, 1943, died on November 27, 2019 in De Pere, Wisconsin, after a brave battle with cancer. Dennis was born in Detroit and spent his childhood in Ahmeek and Copper City and graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of 1961. ...

Alan Mikkola

CALUMET — Alan Mikkola, 69, a resident of Calumet passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at U. P. Health System Marquette.  The Erickson Crowley Pererson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements. 

William E. Obst

HANCOCK — William E. Obst, entered His heavenly reward on November 2, 2019. He was born on March 29, 1936, in Laurium. He is survived by his loving wife, Teresa (Miszkiewicz) Obst and adoring and loving daughter, Tanya Gajewska (Evan Reiter) and loving son, Todd Gajewski (Lindsay) and Shi. ...

Allen “Stuey” Waltanen

ATLANTIC MINE — Allen “Stuey” Waltanen, 80, of Atlantic Mine, died November 21, 2019, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. He was born January 1, 1939, at the family farm on the Tapiola Road, a son of the late Henry Waltanen and Ethel Rintala. Allen was a veteran of ...

Charlotte Elise Masini

HANCOCK — Charlotte Elise Masini, 77, of Hancock, died on November 13, 2019. Charlotte was an active member of the Church of Resurrection in Hancock, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Reverend Father William Ssozi will officiate. Spring ...

Estelle Rantanen

CALUMET — Estelle Rantanen, 81, of Calumet, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019. She was born on September 7, 1938, in Calumet, to Edward and Margaret (Tiara) Johnson. Estelle was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. ...

Josephine Eakin

HURONTOWN — Josephine Eakin, 79, a resident of Hurontown, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Light House of Hancock, where she had been a resident patient since this past July. She was born on August 9, 1940, in Trimountain, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Koricic) ...

Joyce W. Penegor

HANCOCK — Joyce W. Penegor, 88, Hancock, formerly of Twin Lakes and Ontonagon, passed away peacefully on November 18, 2019, at Portage Pointe, where she was a resident for nearly two years. Prior to that, Joyce lived at the Bluffs Apartments in Houghton for a year and a half. Joyce was ...

Peter J. Meyers Jr.

GLEN MILLS, Penn. — Peter J. Meyers, Jr., age 90 of Glen Mills passed away peacefully on November 21, 2019 at Riddle Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Kingsford to Peter J. Sr and Elizabeth McCabe Meyers. After serving in the US Navy, Peter earned ...

Gloria Jane Hansen

PAINESDALE — Gloria Jane Hansen, 83, longtime resident of Painesdale, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, at the Omega House in Houghton on November 23, 2019. She was born on September 23, 1936, a daughter of George and Dorothy Raw. She worked at home, raising her children. ...

Josephine Eakin

HURONTOWN — Josephine Eakin, 79. A resident of Hurontown passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019, at the Light House of Hancock where she had been a resident patient since this past July. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements ...

Frank Robert Vincent Niva

LA PORTE, Ind. — Frank Robert Vincent Niva, 85, of Silver City, New Mexico, passed away peacefully at 6:20 p.m., on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at La Porte Hospital. He was born on June 2, 1934, in Quincy Township, Houghton County, to Frans Mikael and Hilda Aurora (Pasma) Niva. Frank ...

Donald Robert Whitehead Sr.

ATLANTIC MINE — Donald Robert Whitehead, Sr., 81, longtime Atlantic Mine resident, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 16, 2019 at UP Health System Bell. Don was born August 16, 1938 in Corning, New York, to Robert and Mildred (Bozick) Whitehead, and attended school in Alfred, New ...