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Obituaries

Dr. Milton L. Olsson

HOUGHTON — Dr. Milton L. Olsson, age 80, died Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Portage Health from complications resulting from catastrophic injuries he sustained in October. Milt was born in Anderson, Indiana, on September 21, 1940, and spent his early years in Rochester. Milt met Trudy Kinzli, ...

Mary Burchby Niebuhr

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Mary Burchby Niebuhr, died suddenly and unexpectedly on March 29, 2021, at the age of 76, near her home in Punta Gorda. Mary is survived by her husband, John; her children, Eileen Burchby, Frank Burchby, Jr., Jennifer Niebuhr, and Rebecca Niebuhr, as well as eight ...

Kenneth R. Therrian

HUBBELL — Kenneth R. Therrian, Jr, 64, of Hubbell, passed away at home with family by his side, on April 9, 2021. He was born on November 24, 1956, a son of Kenneth E. and Berniece (Satterley) Therrian. He graduated from Lake Linden-Hubbell High School in 1974. Ken worked as a truck ...

Edwin Calvin Riutta

KINGSFORD — Edwin Calvin Riutta, 88, of Kingsford, passed away at Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Kingsford on April 8, 2021. He passed peacefully under good care and with his wife by his side after successive battles with cancer. Edwin was born in Houghton on September 22, ...

Kurt Leon Kiviniemi

LAURIUM — Kurt Leon Kiviniemi, 63, of Laurium, died Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at UP Health System - Marquette. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Canale & Pennock Funeral Service in Ishpeming.

David Richard Kangas

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. — David Richard Kangas, 78, of Midlothian. passed away April 2, 2021. He was born to the late Eino and Helia Kangas on March 22, 1943, in Calumet. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Zelma Irene Kangas and sister Dorothy Junttila. He is survived by ...

Thomas Richard Mleko

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Thomas Richard Mleko, 53, of Pelkie, passed away suddenly, due to natural causes on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Fort Myers, Florida. He was born June 24, 1967 in Lansing, son of Joseph and Margaret (Spitzley) Mleko. Tom graduated from Baraga High School, class of ...

Kaye Anne Kotila

HANCOCK — A time to remember Kaye Anne Kotila, 65, a resident of Hancock and formerly of Dollar Bay who passed away March 27, 2021, while staying with her son in L’Anse, will be held Sunday, April 11, 2021, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Memorial Chapel Funeral home of Hancock. A private ...

Colletta Jean Rose

HOUGHTON — Coletta Jean Rose, 91, of Houghton, passed away peacefully following a brief illness on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at UP Health System - Portage with family by her side. Coletta was born in Dollar Bay, on December 31, 1929, the eleventh of thirteen children, to George and Georgiana ...

Kelly P. Pinten

HANCOCK — Kelly P. Pinten, age 78, died Wednesday, March 31, at home with his family. Born in Hancock, on October 5, 1942, to Elizabeth June Trevarthen and John E. Pinten, who along with his brother, John Steven, preceded him in death. Kelly graduated from Hancock High School in 1962 and ...

Judith Haataja

CEDAR BAY — Judith Haataja, 82, of Cedar Bay passed away Friday, April 2, 2021, at her home after a short illness. She was born on January 7, 1939, in Laurium, a daughter of the late Walter and Aili (Harju) Torola. Judith graduated from Calumet High School in 1957. Judith was united in ...

Milton L. Olsson

DOLLAR BAY — Doctor Milton L. Olsson, 80, retired Director of Arts and Music at Michigan Tech University, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at U.P. Health System-Portage in Hancock. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock.

David Paul Masters

BRADENTON, Fla. — David Paul Masters, 64, a lifelong resident of Hancock, and a recent retiree in Bradenton, passed away due to complications of a stroke, on March 27, 2021, at Manatee Memorial Hospital. He was born in Hancock, on April 21, 1956, son of Jack and Lorraine Masters, both ...

Kathy Seppamaki

GREENLAND — Kathy Seppamaki – A life well lived. With profound sadness we announce the passing of Kathy, our loving and devoted mother and friend to all whose lives she touched, on March 24, 2021. Kathy Seppamaki, 75, of Greenland, formerly of Ewen and Bruce Crossing, passed away ...

Martin A. McGrath

STEVENSVILLE — Martin A. McGrath (Marty), 57, of Stevensville, passed away March 20, 2021, after a long illness. He was born to Martin D. and Elba (Ylitalo) McGrath in Hubbell. Marty graduated from Houghton High School with the class of 1982. He married Jamie McLain on June 30, 1984, at ...

Ruth E. Maki

HANCOCK — Ruth E. Maki, 92, a resident of Hancock and formerly of Chassell, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 29, 2021, with family by her side. She was born on May 11, 1928, in Detroit, a daughter of the late Earl and Mary (Carlson) Barnes. While living in Detroit, ...

Michael Messner

CHASSELL — Michael Messner, 76, a resident of Chassell, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Lake Worth, Florida, following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Robert W. Wade

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Robert W. Wade, 90, Green Bay, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021, surrounded by family. He was born on September 9, 1930, in Calumet, to John and Phyllis Wade. Bob graduated from Calumet High School, class of 1949. He served in the U.S. Army for two years and then ...

Coletta J. Rose

HOUGHTON — Coletta J. Rose, 91, of Houghton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at UP Health System-Portage with family by her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on April 10, 2021, at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Houghton. Visitation will be one hour prior ...

Robert W. Wade

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Robert W. Wade, 90, Green Bay, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021, surrounded by family. He was born on September 9, 1930, in Calumet, to John and Phyllis Wade. Bob graduated from Calumet High School, class of 1949. He served in the U.S. Army for two years and then ...