Obituaries

Kenneth Tikkanen

BOOTJACK — Kenneth Tikkanen, 76, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2017, at his home in Bootjack. Ken was born to Armand and Esther (Paulson) Tikkanen on November 9, 1940, in Calumet. He attended Calumet High School. After high school, he worked as a bricklayer for a while before going ...

Bob Niemela

ONTONAGON — Bob Niemela, 72, of Ontonagon died May 29, 2017, of natural causes. Bob was a father, a friend, an engineer and a visionary. Most importantly, he was a man of integrity and extraordinary faith. Faith in family, faith in community and faith in miracles. He devoted his life’s ...

Kenneth Vincent Fisher

CALUMET — Kenneth Vincent Fisher, 92, passed away on June 4, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility. Ken was born on June 30, 1924, in Wallace, Idaho, the son of Charles “Chaz” Fisher and Christine (McGinnis) Fisher. After the death of his father in 1931, he was raised ...

Josephine Kaurala

BOOTJACK — Josephine Kaurala, 81, of Bootjack, passed away on June 4, 2017, at her home. She was born in Highland Park, on February 17, 1936. She was married to Kenneth A. Kaurala. He passed away in 2011. She was also preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Steven Kaurala. She is survived ...

Sarah Teddy

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Sarah Teddy, 36, passed away on June 3, 2017 in Boca Raton, Florida. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.

Barbara Kay Minor

L'ANSE — Barbara Kay Minor, 70, of L'Anse, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home.

Donald Robert Heikkila

BARAGA — Donald Robert Heikkila, 56, of Baraga, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home.

Steven J. Daavettila

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Steven J. Daavettila, 59, Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 26, 2017. Steve was born in Hancock on August 29, 1957, to the late and wonderful, William and Irene (Hagert) Daavettila. He enjoyed a childhood filled with adventures at the lake in Chassell ...

Sharon Louise (Huuki) Bedore

CALUMET — Sharon Louise (Huuki) Bedore, 62, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, June 1, 2017. She was born on November 15, 1954 in Laurium, a daughter of the late, John and Dolores (Peltier) Huuki. Sharon married the love of her life, Mike Bedore on ...

Joan Kathleen Nicholls

HOUGHTON — Joan Kathleen Nicholls passed away May 31, 2017. She was born in Hancock on November 25, 1931, to Edward and Ann (Manderfield) Cahoon. She was a graduate of Houghton High School and also attended Suomi College (Finlandia University) and Michigan Technological University. ...

Kenneth Tikkanen

BOOTJACK — Kenneth Tikkanen, age 76, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2017 at his home in Bootjack. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.

Steven J. Daavettila

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Steven J. Daavettila, 59, Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 26, 2017. Steve was born in Hancock on August 29, 1957, to the late and wonderful, William and Irene (Hagert) Daavettila. He enjoyed a childhood filled with adventures at the lake in Chassell ...

Suellen (Sue) M. Reynolds

HOUGHTON — Suellen (Sue) M. Reynolds, 77, of Houghton, died from a broken heart and natural causes on Monday, May 29, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility (HCMCF), rejoining her beloved husband, David, who passed away three months prior. She is also preceded in death by her ...

Robert Anthony Perrow

PELKIE — Robert Anthony Perrow, 79, of Pelkie passed away on May 28, 2017, at UP Health System Marquette. Cremation has taken place and services will be announced at a future date.

Albert C. ‘Abby’ Honkanen

MANITOWOC, Wis. - Albert C. “Abby” Honkanen, 86, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Manitowoc. He was born on December 7, 1930, to the late, Charles and Cecelia (Goodreau) Honkanen in Beacon Hill. He was drafted into the U.S. Marine Corps, and proudly served his country. On Feb. ...

Carlson Gerdau

NEW YORK CITY - Carlson Gerdau, of NYC, 22 February 1933 – 27 May 2017. Education: Buckley, St. Mark’s ‘51; Harvard ‘55, General Theological Seminary ‘59. Son of the late Kathryn Schaefer Gerdau and Carl Gerdau of New York City. Canon of the Episcopal Church who served presiding ...

Albert C. ‘Abby’ Honkanen

Albert C. ‘Abby’ Honkanen MANITOWOC, Wis. - Albert C. “Abby” Honkanen, 86, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Manitowoc. He was born on December 7, 1930, to the late, Charles and Cecelia (Goodreau) Honkanen in Beacon Hill. He was drafted into the U.S. Marine Corps, and ...

Carlson Gerdau

Carlson Gerdau NEW YORK CITY - Carlson Gerdau, of NYC, 22 February 1933 – 27 May 2017. Education: Buckley, St. Mark’s ‘51; Harvard ‘55, General Theological Seminary ‘59. Son of the late Kathryn Schaefer Gerdau and Carl Gerdau of New York City. Canon of the Episcopal Church who ...

John Norman Heikkinen

CRYSTAL FALLS — John Norman Heikkinen, 84, of Davenport, Florida, formerly of Crystal Falls, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at McLaren Hospital in Port Huron. He was born October 24, 1932, in Tapiola, to the late Edna and Axel Heikkinen. He was a graduate of John A Doelle school in ...

Pauline Mae (Thompson) Grier

TAPIOLA — Pauline Mae (Thompson) Grier, the loving mother of five daughters, twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, passed away at Houghton County Medical Care Facility on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. She was born August 17, 1920, in Benton Township. She was the oldest daughter of Joy ...