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Obituaries

Kristy Marie (Maki) Wirkula

SANDS TOWNSHIP — Kristy Marie (Maki) Wirkula died Wednesday, July 11, 2018, following a long battle with cancer. Kristy was born January 13, 1962, in Hancock. Kristy resided in Copper Harbor for over 10 years, and worked at the Mariner North for several years. She later moved to ...

Susan Rae Kangas

CHASSELL — Susan Rae Kangas, 63, of Chassell, died July 17, 2018, at home with her family by her side from Lewy Body Disease. She was under the good care of Asprius Hospice since May 15, 2018. She was born in Ontonagon, on January 8, 1955, to the late Brynolf and Elvie (Kero) Rautiola. She ...

Violet Powers

GARDEN CITY — Violet Powers, 89, of Garden City, passed away at her daughter's home in Little Traverse, on July 18, 2018. The Pearce Funeral home in Lake Linden is assisting with local arrangements.

Mary M. Marino

DODGEVILLE — Mary M. Marino, 88, a former resident of Dodgeville, passed away Saturday evening, July 14, 2018, at The Lighthouse at Hancock Health & Rehab, where she had been a resident patient for the past nine years. She was born on May 10, 1930, in Hancock, the daughter of Charles ...

Mildred H. Maki

HANCOCK — Mildred H. Maki, 91, passed away peacefully with her son and daughter-in-law by her side, Monday morning, July 16, 2018. Millie was born in Hubbell, on February 10, 1927, to the late Hjalmer and Hilda Anderson. As a very young child, the family moved to Rauhala road where Millie ...

Christopher David Marchese

CHASSELL — Christopher David Marchese, 60, passed away unexpectedly on July 14, 2018, in Chassell. He was the husband of Linda Marchese (Harkonen), sharing 25 years of marriage. He was born in Detroit, to Sam and Matilda Marchese, brother to John, Sam, Joseph and David. He was brought ...

Robert T. ‘Bob’ Olson

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Robert T. “Bob” Olson, 87, formerly of Hancock, who was known as the voice of the Huskies on his WMPL-AM radio station, passed away on March 3, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the Church of the ...

Vivian M. Lohela

CHEBOYGAN — Vivian M. Lohela, 89, of Cheboygan, formerly of Warren, passed away at home on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Vivian was born on February 17, 1928, in Houghton, the daughter of Bill and Loretta (Austin) Garrick. She was raised in Painesdale, and after her marriage moved to ...

Kathy Norden Barrick

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Kathy Norden Barrick (Rajacic) passed away October 17, 2017, following a brief illness. Please join her family for a memorial service at the Faith Lutheran Church, Calumet, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018, to honor and celebrate her time with us.

Michael Allen Hendrickson

WHITE PINE — Michael Allen Hendrickson, 63, of White Pine, passed away on March 27, 2018, at his home, from an apparent heart attack. Mike was born in Milwaukee, to Anna (Luokka) and Douglas Hendrickson on November 11, 1954. He attended school in Lower Michigan. Mike worked at Coach ...

Mildred H. Maki

HANCOCK — Mildred H. Maki, 91, a resident of Hancock passed away Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where she had been a patient for the past three weeks. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the ...

Laurel F. Johnson

HANCOCK — Laurel F. Johnson, 76, a resident of the Lighthouse at Hancock, died Sunday July 15, 2018, at UP Health System-Marquette. Arrangements are being handled by the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home of Hancock, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

Kathy Norden Barrick

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Kathy Norden Barrick (Rajacic) passed away October 17, 2017, following a brief illness. Please join her family for a memorial service at the Faith Lutheran Church, Calumet, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018, to honor and celebrate her time with us.

Timothy J. Gerdeen

HOUGHTON — Timothy J. Gerdeen, 51, of Houghton, died July 11, 2018, at UP Health System-Marquette. Tim was born on November 27, 1966, in Columbus, Ohio, and lived most of his life in Houghton. He was a 1985 graduate of Houghton High School, and a 1990 graduate of Michigan Tech, where he ...

Verna E. Helminen Daavettila

LAURIUM — Verna E. Helminen Daavettila, 85, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018, at Omega House in Houghton. She was most recently a resident of Laurium and Gardenview Assisted Living and Memory Care. She was born on March 20, 1933, in Highway Location, to Gust and Cecilia (Kaukinen) ...

Mary M. Marino

DODGEVILLE — Mary M. Marino, 88, former resident of Dodgeville, passed away Saturday evening, July 14, 2018, at The Light House at Hancock Health & Rehab, where she had been a resident patient for the past nine years. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the ...

David J. Keranen

KRONENWETTER, Wis. — David J. Keranen, 66, of Kronenwetter, Wisconsin, unexpectedly passed away on July 10, 2018, at his home. Dave was born to Wilbert and Delores (Anttila) Keranen on January 20, 1952, in Michigan, where he grew up. He married Connie Maatta on September 1, 1979, and ...

Timothy J. ‘Tim’ Gerdeen

HOUGHTON — Timothy J. “Tim” Gerdeen, 51, of Canal Rd., Houghton, died Wednesday evening, July 11, 2018, at UP Health System-Marquette. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home in Hancock, with the Rev. Mike Klenner to ...

Kristy Marie Wirkula

GWINN — Kristy Marie Wirkula, 56, of Gwinn, died Wednesday evening, July 11, 2018 at her home, surrounded by family and under the care of U.P. Home Health & Hospice. Arrangements are incomplete, and will be announced by the Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home.

Clarence William ‘Chris’ Little

LAKE LINDEN — Clarence William “Chris” Little, 76, of Lake Linden, passed away on January 25, 2018. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden. The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden is in ...