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Obituaries

Donald B. LeMay

CHASSELL — Donald B. LeMay, 86, of Chassell, passed away on January 16, 2020, surrounded by his family. Donald was born in Ishpeming. He graduated from Ishpeming High School and went on to graduate with Honors obtaining a degree in Mining Engineering from Michigan Technological ...

Bessie Louise Hamilton

CALUMET — Bessie Louise Hamilton, 95, passed away on Saturday January 18, 2020, at the Portage Pointe. She was born in Kansas and lived in the Calumet area the past several years. She is survived by a son, Michael (Angelika) Hamilton of Rice Lake Road; and daughters, Terri and Marsha ...

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Basham

TRAPAROCK VALLEY — Margaret “Peggy” (Baccus) Basham, 71, passed away unexpectedly, at her home in Traprock Valley, on Saturday, January 18, 2020. She was born on October 20, 1948, the third daughter of Robert and Dorothy (Hagman) Baccus. She was a graduate of Lake Linden-Hubbell High ...

William Edward Heinonen

HANCOCK — William Edward Heinonen, 74, of Hancock, passed away on January 19, 2020. Bill was born in Hancock, on November 21, 1945, the eldest child of Edward and Elaine (Nordstrom) Heinonen. He was a graduate of Hancock High School. After graduation, he worked at Ford Motor Co. for nine ...

Elaine Marie Michaelson

In Loving Memory July 4, 1946 – January 16, 2020. Beloved wife to Donald; Mother to Sheila and Michael; Grandmother to Jake, Madelyn and Walter; Loving sister to Barbara, Marlene and Alvin; generous and kind friend to so many PELKIE — Elaine Marie Michaelson, 73, of Pelkie, passed away ...

Robert L. ‘Bob’ Laramore

ELO — Robert L. “Bob” Laramore, 66, of Elo, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital in L’Anse. Funeral arrangements for Bob are incomplete and will be announced by the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse. Bob’s obituary may also be viewed ...

Marvin C. Moilanen

HANCOCK — Marvin C. Moilanen, 82, a resident of Hancock, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at home, following a lengthy illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements, which will be announced at a later time.

Mary Lou Pohjola

CALUMET — Mary Lou Pohjola, 73, passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020, at her home. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the Family.

William Wesley Lindstrom

WHITE PINE — It is with great sadness that the family of William Wesley Lindstrom of White Pine, Michigan announces his passing in Apache Junction, Arizona on January 11th 2020 at the age of 84. William was born in Chassell in June of 1935. He graduated from Hancock High School in 1953 with ...

Jeffrey Robert Paavo

It is with saddened hearts that we share this news. ATLANTIC MINE — Jeffrey Robert Paavo, 51, former resident of Atlantic Mine, unexpectedly passed on November 12, 2019. He was an employee of Festival Foods for several years. Jeffrey was born on January 26, 1968 in Dearborn, Michigan, and ...

Donald B. Lema

CHASSELL — Donald B. Lema, 86, a resident of Chassell passed away Thursday, January 16, 2020, at UP Health - Portage Hospital shortly after being admitted. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a ...

Estelle M. Halborg

IRON MOUNTAIN — Estelle M. Halborg, 80, of Iron Mountain, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at her home. She was born September 18, 1939 in Chassell, daughter of the late Eino and Esther (Maki) Kemppainen. Estelle graduated from Hancock High School in 1957. She ...

Marlene Kathryn Allen

KENTON — Marlene Kathryn Allen, 84, of Kenton, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020, at her son’s home in Kenton with her family by her side. Marlene was born on November 2, 1935, in Iron River, daughter of Donald and Eleanore (Dooley) McRae. She grew up in Beechwood, and graduated ...

Paul Adams

BARAGA — Paul Adams, 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday January 4, 2020 at Omega House in Houghton, from long-term heart disease and recently-diagnosed acute myelogenous leukemia. In the last week of his life he was surrounded by family and friends, many of which traveled long distances ...

Donna Mae Frusti

LAURIUM — On Saturday, January 11, 2020, Donna Mae Frusti (nee James) passed away at U.P. Health System Marquette, following a short illness and lovingly surrounded by her family, at the age of 80. Donna was born on March 6, 1939, in Allouez, to William and Laura (nee Simmons) James. She ...

SSgt. Gerald ‘Jerry’ Kmieciak

FT. MYERS BEACH, Fla. — Ssgt. Gerald ‘Jerry’ Kmieciak, 74, died on November 12, 2019. Jerry was born on October 2, 1945, and was raised in the Keweenaw. In 1964, he joined the armed forces and was assigned to the Anderson Air Force Base in Guam. He was wounded in 1968 and was later ...

William H. Sleeman

CHASSELL — William H. Sleeman, 78, a resident of Chassell, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. He was born on March 11, 1941, in Trimountain, a son of the late Henry and Lillian (Spiegal) Sleeman. William was raised in Trimountain and was a ...

Agnes Louise Draves

LAKE LINDEN — Agnes Louise Draves, 95, of Lake Linden, passed away at home on January 12, 2020, with family by her side. She was born on April 29, 1924, in Detroit, a daughter of August and Caroline Bushe. She was married to Robert H. Draves on November 9, 1946. He passed away on August ...

Jeffrey Robert Paavo

It is with saddened hearts that we share this news. ATLANTIC MINE — Jeffrey Robert Paavo, 51, former resident of Atlantic Mine, unexpectedly passed on November 12, 2019. He was an employee of Festival Foods for several years. Jeffrey was born on January 26, 1968 in Dearborn, Michigan, and ...

Donna M. Frusti

LAURIUM — Donna M. Frusti, a resident of Laurium, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at U. P. Health System Marquette. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.