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Obituaries

Karen Marie Bukovich Jolley

PAINESDALE — Karen Marie Bukovich Jolley, 77 of Painesdale, passed away on April 2nd, 2020, after a long hard fought battle with several health issues. She was born on July 13, 1942, in Trimountain, the daughter of Michael Bukovich Sr. and Florence Marie Metsa. Karen attended the Jeffers ...

Thomas L. ‘Tom’ DesRochers

PELKIE — Thomas L. “Tom” DesRochers, age 82, of Pelkie, MI passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L’Anse. Funeral arrangements for Tom are incomplete and will be announced by the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse. Tom’s obituary may also be ...

Gretchen Ann Wade

Gretchen (Stimac) Wade passed away on March 25, 2020, after residing in assisted care for 6 years. Gretchen was born Aug. 22, 1927 in Copper City to Paul and Ann (Spreitzer) Stimac. She grew up in Mohawk and was a 1945 graduate of Calumet High School. Upon graduation she and two classmates ...

Mary Patricia Ryan

CALUMET — Mary Patricia Ryan, age 92, entered into Eternal Life and Everlasting Peace on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 following a lengthy illness. Mary (Pat) was born in Calumet, on September 14, 1927, daughter of Charles and Stephanie (Kobe) Ryan. She graduated from Calumet High School in ...

Glenn S. Utt Jr.

CALUMET — Glenn S. Utt Jr., 93, passed away peacefully at Gardenview Assisted Living Center on Saturday March 28, 2020, with his wife of 71 years Mary Lou Utt by his side. Glenn was born on August 7, 1926, to Glenn S. Utt Sr. and Reba White-Utt in Neodesha, Kansas. As an only child Glenn ...

Rudolph ‘Rudy’ George Kump

CALUMET — Rudolph “Rudy” George Kump, age 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital where he had been a patient for four days. He was born on February 22, 1935 in Raymbaultown, the son of Rudolph and Mary (Elenich) Kump. He attended Sacred Heart ...

June E. Jenkins

SOUTH RANGE — June E. Jenkins, 71, a resident of South Range, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at the Omega House in Houghton following a battle with ALS. She was born on March 1, 1949, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Aaron and Elsie (Eakin) Luoma. June was raised in Liminga, ...

Florence Burich

DODGEVILLE — A private family service For Florence Burich a resident of Dodgeville will be held on Friday, April 3, 2020, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock. A memorial service will take place at Grace United Methodist Church of Houghton later this spring.

Gretchen Ann Wade

Gretchen (Stimac) Wade passed away on March 25, 2020, after residing in assisted care for 6 years. Gretchen was born Aug. 22, 1927 in Copper City to Paul and Ann (Spreitzer) Stimac. She grew up in Mohawk and was a 1945 graduate of Calumet High School. Upon graduation she and two classmates ...

Mark J. Vichich

AHMEEK – Mark J. Vichich, 65, a resident of Ahmeek passed away at his home on Friday, March 27, 2020. He was born on August 9, 1954, in Hancock, a son to the late Thomas E. and Margaret (Hribljan) Vichich. He graduated from Houghton High School with the class of 1972 and later, received ...

Marilyn Yeats

HOUGHTON — Our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother slipped peacefully away to join her forever love on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. She was born in Ironwood, Michigan on December 11, 1932, the only daughter of Harry Lawrence and Ellen Eleanor (Stonemark) Sorenson. She often shared ...

Donald Lohman

ISHPEMING — Donald Lohman, age 86, of 165 S. Rose St. Ishpeming passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020 at his home, while in the loving care of his daughter Lois. Don was born July 28, 1933 in Calumet, the son of the late Rose H. (Rosenberger) and Thomas R. Lohman. He was a graduate of the ...

Valerie Jane Dulong

COBURNTOWN — Valerie Jane Dulong, 70, of Coburntown, passed away peacefully at Canal View Houghton County on Sunday, March 29, 2020, with her family by her side. She was born in Hancock on August 17, 1949, a daughter of the late Russell and Mildred (Laakso) Peterson. She was a 1968 graduate ...

Gretchen Ann Wade

Gretchen (Stimac) Wade passed away on March 25, 2020, after residing in assisted care for 6 years. Gretchen was born Aug. 22, 1927 in Copper City to Paul and Ann (Spreitzer) Stimac. She grew up in Mohawk and was a 1945 graduate of Calumet High School. Upon graduation she and two classmates ...

June Jenkins

SOUTH RANGE — June E. (Roger) Jenkins, 71, a resident of South Range, passed away Tuesday March 31, 2020, at the Omega House in Houghton following a battle with ALS. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements which will be ...

Margaret ‘Marney’ Haas, RN

HOUGHTON — Margaret Ann “Marney” Haas, RN, 69, formerly of Houghton, passed away at Samaritan Campus in West Bend, Wisconsin on Monday, March 30, 2020. Burial service announcements at Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton will be announced later from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock.

Florence K. Burich

DODGEVILLE — Florence K. Burich, a resident of Dodgeville, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Marilyn Yeats

HOUGHTON — Our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother slipped peacefully away to join her forever love on Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2020. She was born in Ironwood, Michigan on Dec. 11, 1932, the only daughter of Harry Lawrence and Ellen Eleanor (Stonemark) Sorenson. She often shared ...

Grace Julia Payter

NISULA — Grace Julia (Redai) Payter passed away peacefully on March 22, 2020 after 93 wonderful years of life. Grace’s complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted ...

Michael Harry

ATLANTIC MINE — Michael J. Harry, 74, a resident of Atlantic Mine, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2020 at the Lighthouse of Hancock. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements.