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Obituaries

Frederick N. Johnson

HOUGHTON - Frederick N. Johnson, 79, of Houghton, passed away at UP Health System-Marquette Hospital on Sunday, February 19, 2017, at the conclusion of a long illness. Fred was born on July 30, 1937, to the late Clarence and Bertha (Poisson) Johnson in Detroit. He is survived by his wife of ...

Kevin Mark Kuitunen

ONTONAGON - Kevin Mark Kuitunen, 57, of Ontonagon, went home to be with the Lord on February 19, 2017, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wisconsin. He was born in Highland Park on October 23, 1959, to Waino Albert and Fay Anna (Bammbert) Kuitunen. Kevin had been a resident of Ontonagon ...

Rose M. Mavronicolas

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - Rose M. Mavronicolas, 85, of Austintown, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the Meridian Arms Living Center in Youngstown. She was born on December 23, 1931, in Calumet, a daughter of the late Stephen and Rose (Kriach) Danis. Rose and her husband Andrew ...

Rose D. Hesse Phelan

BROWNSTON – Rose D. Hesse Phelan, 77, a former area resident and frequent Copper Country visitor, passed away on February 15, 2017 in Brownstown, Michigan. Funeral arrangements are pending with the O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock and will be announced later.

Robert J. Waltanen

Robert J. Waltanen, 67, a resident of Dodgeville, passed away Tuesday evening February 21, 2017, at the UP Health Marquette Hospital where he had been a patient for the past week. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe funeral Homes of Houghton are assisting the family with the arrangements which ...

Alberta Mattila

CALUMET – Alberta Mattila, 77, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017, at UP Health System-Marquette. She was born on November 20, 1939, in Calumet, to William and Evangeline (Martin) Sakkinen. She attended Calumet High School and married Willis Mattila in Calumet ...

Derrill Laurie

Derrill Laurie, 60, a resident of Mohawk passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, February 20, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Hilda Salo

Hilda Salo, age 97, of Fulton passed away at home on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.

Reuben J. Rheault

BOOTJACK - Reuben J. Rheault, 86, lifelong Bootjack farmer, passed away on February 18, 2017, at the home in which he was born and lived his entire life. He was born on March 15, 1930, a son of Albert and Olivine (Codere) Rheault. Reuben’s education began at the Sarazin School. Being born ...

Alberta Mattila

Alberta Mattila, 77, a resident of Calumet passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at UP Health System–Marquette. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Leonard Pelto

TAPIOLA - Leonard Pelto, 96, died Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility, in Hancock, where he had been a resident for one and one-half years. He was born on the family farm near Pelkie, the son of Edward and Ilmi (Aho) Pelto. Leonard attended the Pelkie ...

Gail T. Immonen

GREENLAND - Gail T. Immonen, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at Aspirus Ontonagon hospitals Long Term Care Unit. She was born in Ontonagon, on January 3, 1936, to the late Ivan and Alyce (Draze) Martin. On May 5, 1956, she married the love of her life Kenneth Immonen from ...

Grace Trudell

PORTAGE POINTE - Grace Trudell, 91, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017, at the Franklin House in Portage Pointe. Grace was born to Adelord and Mary (Huot) Hamel on August 25, 1925, in Lake Linden. She attended Lake Linden High School, graduating with the Class of 1944. She was ...

William Drott

William Drott of Aurora Colorado passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Funeral Services eill be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Newcomer Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. located at 901 S. Sheridan Blvd., Lakewood, Colorado, 80223.

Isabelle DeLisle

Isabelle DeLisle, 102, former resident of Lake Linden, passed away at Cherrywood Nursing Center in Sterling Heights, MI on February 11, 2017. The funeral will be at 11 am on Saturday, February 25, at the Peace Funeral Home in Lake Linden with Pastor Jayme Palaszeski to officiate. Lunch to ...

Judith “Judy” Rota

PHOENIX – Judith “Judy” Rota, 73, a resident of Phoenix, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Friday, February 10, 2017. After being diagnosed with cancer, three years ago, an angel was sent to help her with her courageous battle. Her friend, live-in ...

Sharon R. Powers

COPPER HARBOR – Sharon R. Powers, 81, of Copper Harbor, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Houghton Country Medical Care Facility, Hancock. She was born in Lockport, New York, on October 22, 1935, to the late George and Alma (St. Onge) Ramming. Sharon attended Medina High ...

Grace Trudell

PORTAGE POINTE – Grace Trudell, 91, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017, at the Franklin House in Portage Pointe. Grace was born to Adelord and Mary (Huot) Hamel on August 25, 1925, in Lake Linden. She attended Lake Linden High School graduating with the Class of 1944. She was ...

Judy Rota

Judy Rota, 73, a resident of Phoenix passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Friday, February 10, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Isabelle DeLisle

LAKE LINDEN – Isabelle DeLisle, 102, former resident of Lake Linden, passed away at Cherrywood Nursing Center in Sterling Heights, Mich. on February 11, 2017. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.