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Obituaries

Jack H. Bellack

MEDINA, N.Y. — Jack H. Bellack, 93, of Medina, New York, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019, at the Martin-Linsin Hospice Residence in Albion. Born March 1, 1926, in Newberry, Michigan, Jack was a son of the late Harry and Lillian (Slabodkin) Bellack. He worked in his family’s ...

Linda Ann Lawless

TAMARACK CITY — Linda Ann Lawless, 69, of Tamarack City, passed away unexpectedly on October 5, 2019, doing what she loved most, hunting. She was born on October 20, 1949, a daughter of Earl and Elverna Fountaine. She attended St. Cecilia Catholic School and Dollar Bay High School. She ...

Paul James Adams

TAYLOR — Paul James Adams, 79, October 4, 2019, of Taylor. Beloved husband of Lois Adams. Loving father of Mark Adams and Luke (Katherine) Adams. Dear brother of Frank (Joyce) Adams. Dearest grandfather of Trinity, Scarlet, Sarah, Trusten, Addison, and Avery. Paul will be deeply missed by ...

Eleanor D. Raisanen

HUBBELL — Eleanor D. Raisanen, 93, a former resident of Houghton, passed away Monday, October 7, 2019, at the Green Tree of Hubbell where she had been a resident patient. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at ...

Andrew Thompson

LAURIUM — Andrew Thompson, 57, a resident of Laurium passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Glenn Melvin Maki

COVINGTON — Glenn Melvin Maki, 90, of Covington, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at Bayside Village in L’Anse. He was born on June 9, 1929, in Ishpeming, son of August and Fanny (Niemi) Maki. He graduated from L’Anse High School in 1947. Glenn married Betty Gauthier on ...

Michael J. Olson

AURA — Michael J. Olson, of Aura, lost his long battle with cancer on September 21, 2019. Michael was born on May 31, 1953, in Detroit to Evelyn (Toivonen) Olson and Irving Olson. He grew up in Mass City. The elder brother to four sisters; Connie Kilpela, Diane Ahola, Tracey Olson and ...

Michael J. Olson

AURA — Michael J. Olson, of Aura, lost his long battle with cancer on September 21, 2019. Michael was born on May 31, 1953, in Detroit to Evelyn (Toivonen) Olson and Irving Olson. He grew up in Mass City. The elder brother to four sisters; Connie Kilpela, Diane Ahola, Tracey Olson and ...

Willie Melton III, PhD

HOUGHTON — Willie Melton III, PhD, 73, of Houghton, passed away at Northwestern Memorial Hospital In Chicago, on July 24, 2019, from complications of a serious illness. A celebration of Willie’s life will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Roza Center Lobby on the Michigan Tech ...

Willie Melton III, PhD

HOUGHTON — Willie Melton III, PhD, 73, of Houghton, passed away at Northwestern Memorial Hospital In Chicago, on July 24, 2019, from complications of a serious illness. A celebration of Willie’s life will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Roza Center Lobby on the Michigan Tech ...

Arthur Michael Hill

GRAND RAPIDS — Arthur Michael Hill, 77, of the Arthur J. Hill family, passed away on July 21, 2019, at his home in Grand Rapids. Educated in Electrical Engineering, Michael worked for a leading firm in space exploration, TRW Inc., in Southern California after serving several years in the ...

Larry K. Perreault

LAKE LINDEN — Larry K. Perreault, 74, a resident of Lake Linden, passed away at his home on September 30, 2019. He was born on June 15, 1945, a son of Roland and Rose (Fretter) Perreault. He attended Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools. Larry sailed on the ore boat, the Samuel Mather. Next, he ...

Patricia (Tremblay) Reini

LAKE LINDEN — Patricia (Tremblay) Reini, 81, a former area resident, passed away at the Iron River Care Center on September 29, 2019. She was born on March 21, 1938, a daughter of William and Florence Trembley. Patricia worked as a waitress at Lindell’s in Lake Linden and at the 400 Bar ...

Theodore Reuben Holappa

L’ANSE — Theodore Reuben Holappa “Jiinggogiizhik”, 74, of Kincheloe, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019, at Bayside Village in L’Anse. He was born on February 28, 1945, in Zeba, son of Theodore and Evelyn (Spruce) Holappa. Ted grew up in Zeba and graduated from L’anse High ...

Mary Ann Paoli

STANWOOD — A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ann Paoli, 94, of Stanwood, who passed July 28, 2019, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019, at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in Houghton. There will be no visitation at the church. A luncheon will follow the mass. ...

Irene Alice Nault

HAYWARD, Wis. — Irene Alice Nault., age 91, formerly of Union, Mich., passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at her residence in Hayward, Wis. She was born March 31, 1928, in Chassell, the daughter of Alfred O. and Colima V. (Piquette) Massie. She ...

Patricia A. Reini

LAKE LINDEN — Patricia A. Reini, 81, former area resident, passed away on September 29, 2019, at the Iron River Care Center. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Larry K. Perreault

LAKE LINDEN — Larry K. Perreault, 74, resident of Lake Linden, passed away at his home on September 30, 2019. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Charles James Sliger

COVINGTON — Charles James Sliger, “Little Charlie”, 51, of Covington, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019, at his home with his family by his side. He was born January 26, 1968, in Ironwood, son of Charles F. “Big Charlie” and Helen (Tarvainen) Sliger. Charlie graduated from ...

Cheryl Marie Ditty

JACOBSVILLE — Cheryl Marie Ditty, 70, passed away at her home in Jacobsville, on September 21, 2019. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1949. She was the daughter of Joseph and Greta Strauss. She graduated from Regina High School in 1967. She was united in marriage to Mike Ditty ...