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Obituaries

Jean L. Paull

LAURIUM — Jean L. Paull, 97, a former resident of Laurium and the Bluffs, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Portage Pointe. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Clarence Raymond Lenich

CAMARILLO, Cali. — Clarence Raymond Lenich, 92, formerly of Laurium, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the Ocean Breeze Estates Assisted Living facility in Camarillo, California, where he had been a resident since January 18, 2017. He was born to Laurence and Frances (Vidosh) ...

Keith ‘The Trapper’ Marjamaa

BETSY — Keith “The Trapper” Marjamaa, 70, of Betsy, passed away on September 4, 2017, at The Houghton County Medical Care Facility. He was born on October 24, 1946, in Calumet, a son of Bill and Eleanor (Gariepy) Marjamaa. He graduated from Calumet High School. He worked for C&H ...

Marilyn L. (Hodges) Coombe

HANCOCK — Marilyn L. (Hodges) Coombe, 87, a longtime area resident, now at PortagePointe in Hancock, passed away on Tuesday morning, September 5, 2017, at U.P. Health System-Portage Hospital in Hancock. Family services will be held at a later time. There will be no visitation as requested ...

Esther E. Lind

L'ANSE — Esther E. Lind, 88, of L'Anse, Michigan passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at Bayside Village, L'Anse Esther'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 ...

John H. ‘Jack’ Schutz

HANCOCK — John H. “Jack” Schutz, 58, a former Houghton resident, died Sunday, September 3, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, after a long struggle with multiple sclerosis. He had been a resident patient at the facility for the past 21 years. He was born ...

Mary Ann Negri

WAKEFIELD — Mary Ann Negri, 91, a long-time resident of Wakefield, passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, September 1, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born on September 12, 1925, in Ironwood, the daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Raikovich) Pavlovich. She attended Luther L. ...

Jon Arne ‘Digger’ Kauppi

DETROIT — Jon Arne “Digger” Kauppi, 73, was called away August 4, 2017, in Detroit. He was born in South Range, on December 12, 1944, to John Eric and Dorothy (Olson) Kauppi. His father was a basketball athlete and died at the age of 24 from spinal meningitis. John grew up in Detroit ...

Michael Greer ‘Sid’ Pascoe

LAKE LINDEN — Michael Greer “Sid” Pascoe, 66, of Crystal Falls, former resident of Lake Linden, passed away after a short illness, at UP Health System-Marquette on September 2, 2017. He was born on May 21, 1951, in Detroit, a son of Harold and Loretta Pascoe. He graduated from Dollar ...

Clarence Lenich

CALUMET — Clarence Lenich, 92, passed away in California on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Funeral services are planned for Friday, September 15, 2017. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Tina M. (Marjamaa) Zabel

LAKE LINDEN — Tina M. (Marjamaa) Zabel, 67, of Lake Linden, passed away on September 2, 2017, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. As requested by the deceased, there will be no public services. The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden is in charge of arrangements.

Keith Marjamaa

BETSY — Keith Marjamaa, 70, of Betsy, passed away on September 4, 2017, at The Houghton County Medical Care Facility. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Elmer Dupuis

LAKE LINDEN — Elmer Dupuis, 97, former Lake Linden resident, passed away on September 3, 2017, in St. Louis, Missouri. The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden is in charge of local arrangements.

Albert J. Tapio

CHASSELL — Albert J. Tapio, 94, a former resident of Chassell passed away Saturday evening September 2, 2017, at the Hampton's Senior Community in Vancouver, Washington, where he had been a resident for over the past two years. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell is ...

Ilene (Vuolle) Newell

BRIGHTON — Ilene (Vuolle) Newell, 98, of Brighton, died August 2, 2017. She was born on July 12, 1919, in Calumet in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Esther Helberg and John Vuolle. She was the last surviving member of a large Finnish family of nine girls and one boy. In her childhood, ...

Anita Roux

CALUMET — Anita Roux, 76, of Calumet passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017, at the Omega House in Houghton. Anita was born to Hubert and Clarice (Brevik) Roux on September 16, 1940, in Laurium. She attended Calumet High School graduating with the Class of 1958 and after graduation was ...

Carene Mary Theresa Plunkett Carlborn

AUSTIN, Tex — Carene Mary Theresa Plunkett Carlborn, formerly of Hancock, was born into a German-Irish religious family in Menominee, in 1940, the oldest of nine children. She entered Holy Family Convent, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, in 1954. As Sister Bartholomew, she spent two years as a second ...

Eino R. Kemppainen

MASS CITY — Eino R. Kemppainen, 84, of Mass City, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at Aspirus Ontonagon Memorial Hospital’s Long Term Care Unit. He was born September 23, 1932, in Mass City to Oscar & Ida (Hautamaki) Kemppainen. Eino worked as a farmer and logger. Later he was ...

Eva M. Simonson

CHASSELL/ HANCOCK — Eva M. Simonson, 93, a former resident of Chassell and Hancock, passed away Tuesday morning, August 29, 2017, at the Franklin House of Portage Pointe in Hancock where she had been a resident since this past November. She was born on June 22, 1924, in Calumet, a daughter ...

Joanne Donna Beedle

SKANEE — Joanne Donna Beedle, 78, of Skanee, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at Bayside Village in L'Anse. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home.