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Obituaries

Uno Isaacson

AHMEEK — Uno Isaacson, 95, a resident of Ahmeek passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at his home. A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020, at the Lake View Cemetery in the Veterans Section with the Copper Country Veterans ...

Sheldon E. Sampson

HOUGHTON — Sheldon E. Sampson, 89, of Houghton, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Portage Pointe, after a 4 year struggle with Lewy Bodies/Parkinson’s Didease. The O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting with the arrangements, which are still incomplete.

Constance ‘Connie’ Soumis Olson

CHASSELL — Constance “Connie” Soumis Olson, 94, a resident of Chassell, passed away September 17, 2020, surrounded by her family at home. She was born September 9, 1926, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and later moved to Freda, Michigan with her family, Napoleon and Irene Durand. She graduated ...

Robert S. Mac Jr.

INDIANA — Robert S. Mac Jr. 47, a resident of Indiana and former Lake Linden resident passed away on Wednesday September 16, 2020 in Indiana. He was born on April 10, 1973 in Romulus, MI a son to Robert S. Mac Sr. and Joanne (Diplock) Polzien. Bob attended Lake Linden Hubbell School and ...

Katherine ‘Kate’ Lantz Foster

ALLOUEZ — Katherine “Kate” Lantz Foster, 60, of Allouez, died Saturday, August 29, at Aspirus Hospital in Laurium, Michigan. Born January 9, 1960, at the Portsmouth NH Naval Shipyard Hospital, in Kittery, Maine, she was the daughter of Margaret “Peggy” Driscoll Lantz of Portsmouth ...

Amanda E. Mountjoy

SOUTH RANGE — Amanda E. Mountjoy, 99 of South Range, passed away September 6, 2020, at UP Health System-Portage. She was born September 7, 1920, in Atlantic Mine, a daughter of the late Henry and Hilma (Nikula) Maki, and was a 1938 graduate of the Painesdale High School. She was married to ...

Sara Ann Lowther

DECATUR, Ga/ HOUGHTON — A graveside service for Sara Ann Lowther, a former Houghton resident, who passed away in Decatur, Georgia on May 26, 2020, will be held 12 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at the Forest Hill Cemetery of Houghton with Pastor Peter Norlin to officiate. To view ...

Robert Gray Lovell

RANCHO BERNARDO, Calf. — Robert Gray Lovell of Rancho Bernardo, California, died peacefully at home on July 29, 2020, of complications from Prostate Cancer at the age of 95. Robert was born August 10, 1924, in Hubbell, Michigan and was the youngest of three sons of Endicott R. and Martha ...

Constance Soumis-Olson

CHASSELL — Constance Soumis-Olson, 94, a resident of Chassell, passed away Thursday evening, September 17, 2020, at her home, following a lengthy illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a ...

George Beeby

TRAVERSE CITY — George Walter Beeby, 73, of Traverse City, died September 15, 2020, receiving hospice care at his sister Mary’s house. He was born on August 9, 1947, to Harry and Virginia Beeby in Ishpeming. George graduated from Michigan Tech University in 1969 with a B.S. in business ...

Robert Mac Jr

CALUMET — Robert S. Mac Jr., 47, a former Calumet resident, passed away in Indianapolis, Indiana. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Cynthia Fidelia Marie Pellegrini

SOMERVILLE, Mass. — Cynthia Fidelia Marie Pellegrini, 79, of Somerville, Massachusettes, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September 4, 2020. Cynthia was born to Leo B. and Kirsti Pellegrini on December 20, 1940, at their home on Mine Street in Calumet. Growing up, Cynthia ...

Mary Ellen St. Andre

L’ANSE — Mary Ellen St. Andre, 65, of L’Anse, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born June 4, 1955, in L’Anse, daughter of Roland and Kathleen (Denomme) Huhtala. Mary graduated from L’Anse High School in ...

Alan E. Olson

WILLIAMSBURG — A graveside service for Alan E. Olson, 96, a resident of Williamsburg and former Hancock resident, who passed away October 17, 2019, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 19, 2020, at the Lakeside Cemetery of Hancock, with Rev. Scott Lindenberg to officiate. Military ...

Donald O. Keippela

HANCOCK — Donald O. Keippela, 85, formerly of Elo, passed away Friday, August 28, 2020, at Canal View Houghton County. Don was born April 29, 1935, in Hancock, a son of the late Oscar and Svea (Kyro) Keippela, and was a 1953 graduate of the John A. Doelle High School in Tapiola. He was ...

Donna Perreault

TRAPROCK VALLEY — Donna Perreault, 69, a resident of Traprock Valley, passed away Friday, September 11, 2020, at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital following a short illness. She was born on March 12, 1951, in Detroit, a daughter of the late Fritz and Betty (Tuohy) Tauriainen. As a child, her ...

Marilyn F. Ross

BARAGA — Marilyn F. Ross, age 71 of Baraga, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020, at her home. Marilyn’s complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at reidfuneralservicechapel.com. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted with the funeral ...

Joyce Marilyn Taipalus

Joyce Marilyn Taipalus, age 78 of L’Anse, Michigan passed away on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 at U.P. Health System Marquette, Michigan. She was born October 9, 1941 in L’Anse, daughter of Edwin and Martha (Autio) Miilu. Joyce graduated from L’Anse High School in 1959. She married Edward ...

John J. Massi

CALUMET — John J. Massi, 86, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at UP Health System-Portage. He was born on May 1, 1934, in Calumet, to Peter and Madeline (Colombo) Massi. He attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of ...

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Raffaelli

SOUTH RANGE — Robert J. “Bob” Raffaelli, 86, a well-known resident of South Range, passed away Friday, August 28, 2020, at UP Health System-Portage. He was born December 7, 1933, in South Range, a son of the late Mario and Lillian (Lewis) Raffaelli, and was a 1951 graduate of the ...