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Obituaries

Billy Ray Lell

Houghton — Billy Ray Lell, 85, a resident of Houghton, passed away on July 6, 2024. He was born on October 10, 1938 in Missouri. At 17, he joined the Navy and served his country for over 10 years. Following his time in the service, Billy worked as a civilian contractor as a computer ...

Anne Marie Thorrez

After 75 magical years of life our beloved wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend has passed away in the beautiful Copper Country, her happy place. Anne Marie was born in Hancock, Michigan St. Joseph’s Hospital to Raynard (Bud) and Dorothy (Fountain) Tarbox on January 30, 1949. ...

Peter T. Perala

Dodgeville — Peter T. Perala, age 79, of Dodgeville, Michigan, died May 28, 2024, at his son’s home in Marquette, Michigan after a short battle with cancer. Pete was born February 25, 1945, in Hancock, Michigan. Pete was raised in Toivola during his younger years then moved to Hancock ...

Vincent Adrian DePaul

JOHNSTOWN, PA — Vincent Adrian DePaul “Vinnie,” 41, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, passed on peacefully at his home on November 25, 2023. Vince was born on March 31, 1982 in Falls Church, Virginia. He is survived by his mother, Juie DePaul Johnson, stepdad Keith Johnson, and niece Stella ...

Theresa Ann Holombo

Dollar Bay — On July 10, 2024, our angel received her wings. Theresa Ann Holombo passed away peacefully in the arms of her children at Portage Pointe where she had been a resident following a stroke in October 2023. Theresa was born at home in Houghton on August 27, 1931. She was the ...

Robert Jokinen

HANCOCK TWP — Robert Jokinen, age 84, a resident of Hancock Twp passed away on Sunday May 26, 2024 at Canal View located in Hancock, MI. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday July 9, 2024 in the Waasa Cemetery. The Erickson Crowley Peterson funeral home is assisting the ...