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Obituaries

Robert J. Lang

LAKE LINDEN — Robert J. Lang, 89, of Lake Linden, passed away on January 25, 2021, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden is in charge of arrangements.

Gloria Jean (Perala) Lefebvre

LAKE LINDEN — Gloria Jean (Perala) Lefebvre, 78, former Lake Linden resident, passed away at her daughter’s home in Marquette, where she had lived her last few years. She was born in Atlantic Mine, a daughter of Arnold and Mildred (Erickson) Perala. Gloria spent her early years in New ...

Shirley Ann Frantti

L’ANSE — Shirley Ann Frantti passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2021, at 9 a.m. at Woodhaven Adult Foster Care home, in L’Anse, where she lived for the last 11 years. Shirley was born on March 12, 1958, in Calumet, to the late parents of Harold and Delores Frantti. She attended the ...

Joan Frances Poissant

ISHPEMING — Joan Frances Poissant, 88, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at her home, while in the loving care of her family and the U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Joan was the 13th of 14 children born on September 25, 1932, to Albert and Delia (Chandonais) Hainault. Two of her ...

Donald Martin

HANCOCK — Donald Martin, age 93, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ and family on January 21, 2021. He had been a resident of Canal View since September 12, 2020, where the dedicated staff took good care of Donald. Previously he had lived for 39 years in Lantana, Florida, and before ...

Carole A. (David) Kangas

ATLANTIC MINE — Carole A. (David) Kangas, 77, a resident of Atlantic Mine, passed away Friday January 22, 2021, at the UP Health Systems - Portage Hospital in Hancock following a lengthy illness. A memorial service for Carole will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at the Gloria Dei ...

Nancy Chartier

HOUGHTON — Nancy (Victor) Chartier, 87, a resident of Houghton passed away Monday, January 18, 2021, at UP Health Systems – Portage following a lengthy illness. She was born on October 21, 1933, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Clyde and Dagmar (Frost) Chappell. Nancy was raised in ...

Lillian ‘Lil’ Lang

LAKE LINDEN — Lillian “Lil” (Pini) Lang, 82 of Lake Linden passed away on January 19, 2021, at UP Health System – Portage due to complications from COVID-19. She passed away peacefully with her loving daughters at her side. Lillian was born September 13, 1938, in Hubbell, a ...

Theresa A. Lantto

PAINESDALE — Theresa A. (Thomas) Lantto, 72, a resident of Painesdale, passed away Tuesday January 19, 2021, at the Omega House in Houghton following a short illness. She was born on December 10, 1948, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Henry and Anna (Spolarich) Yrjana. Theresa was raised ...

Kristine J. Antcliff

LITTLE TRAVERSE — Kristine J. Antcliff, 76, a resident of Little Traverse, passed away peacefully at Omega House with family by her side, following a rare and lengthy illness. “Kris,” as she liked to be called, was born on March 20, 1944, in Ishpeming, to William and Signe (Swanson) ...

Nancy Chartier

HOUGHTON — Nancy (Victor) Chartier, 87, a resident of Houghton passed away Monday, January 18, 2021, at UP Health System – Portage following a lengthy illness. She was born on October 21, 1933, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Clyde and Dagmar (Frost) Chappell. Nancy was raised in ...

Donald William Graham

HANCOCK — Donald William Graham, aka, Homer, was born in Detroit on July 7, 1957, a son to Alton and Marilyn (Achan) Graham. In 1963, his family moved to Ontonagon, where he was raised and went to school, graduating in 1975 from Ontonagon High School. He had numerous jobs including working ...

Olivia E. LaRue

HOUGHTON — Olivia E. LaRue, 97, a resident of Houghton passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at Woodland Heaven of Canal View – Houghton County, in Hancock where she had been a resident patient for the past two years. She was born on January 25, 1923, in Hancock, a daughter of the late ...

Theresa A. (Thomas) Lantto

PAINESDALE — Theresa A. (Thomas) Lantto, 72, a resident of Painesdale, passed away Tuesday January 19, 2021, at the Omega House in Houghton following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be ...

Lillian Lang

LAKE LINDEN — Lillian Lang, 82, of Lake Linden, passed away at UP Health System — Portage on January 19, 2021. The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ethan Mitchell Pleshe (Emily Ann Pleshe)

LAURIUM — Ethan was born on August 7, 1976, to his single mom, Theresa Pleshe, at Calumet Public Hospital in Laurium, Michigan. He was raised by his mom in Laurium, along with the help of many, but especially his Godparents: Kathy and Guy St. Germain. Their daughter, Lindsey, was like a ...

Mary Ellen Curtis

HANCOCK — While enveloped in the loving prayers and words of loved ones, and with family by her side, Mary Ellen Curtis, 76, a resident of Hancock passed away in her home early on the morning of January 11, 2021. Mary was born in Ishpeming, on November 26, 1944, along with her twin sister ...

Carl W. Laitila

SOUTH RANGE — Carl W. Laitila, 84, a resident of South Range passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021. He was born on August 23, 1936, in Baltic a son of the late Waino and Lydia (Lambert) Laitila. Carl graduated from Houghton High School and later attended Suomi College and received his ...

Nancy Chartier

HOUGHTON — Nancy Chartier, 87, a resident of Houghton passed away Monday evening Janaury 18, 2021, at the UP Health Systems - Portage Hospital following a lengthy illness.The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a ...

Cameron Jenkins

FENTON/MTU — Cameron “Charlotte” Jenkins, 20, a resident of Fenton, ichigan, and current Michigan Tech student, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021, following injuries received in an automobile accident in Marquette County. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Home is assisting ...