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Obituaries

William ‘Bill’ Jackson

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — William “Bill” Jackson, 81, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2018, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Bill is survived by his children, Alan (Maureen) Jackson, Victoria (Marc) Wolf and Eric (Kerry) Jackson. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Gloria Jussila ...

Cheryl Lee (Cundy) Rozman

GWINN — Cheryl Lee (Cundy) Rozman, 70, passed away peacefully at her home in Gwinn, on March 3, 2018. She was also a winter resident of The Arbors Retirement Community in Osprey, Florida. She was born on November 13, 1947, in Detroit, to Mary (Betty) Ewen and Ransom Cundy. She spent a ...

Ellen M. Arvo

GREENLAND — Ellen M. Arvo, 84, of Greenland, died peacefully at her daughter Linda’s home in Westland, Friday morning, after her battle with Alzheimer’s. She was the daughter of the late Eino and Mary (Anderson) Johnson. Ellen (Elly) was born, raised and resided the majority of her life ...

Mary T. Veker

L’ANSE — Mary T. Veker, 87, of L’Anse, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital with her good friends by her side. She was born July 16, 1930, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of James and Maria (Lynch) Coyle. In 1946, Mary graduated from ...

Paul B. Frair

DAYTON, Maine — Paul B. Frair, 95, passed away on February 28, 2018. Paul was born in Glens Falls, New York, in 1922. He attended Park College, where he met his future wife, Audrey Berlin. They married in Belton, Texas, where Paul was stationed just before he was deployed near the end of ...

Robert T. ‘Bob’ Olson

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Robert T. “Bob” Olson, 87, of Middletown, Connecticut, formerly of Hancock, entered into Heaven’s gates to meet Jesus on March 3, 2018. Bob was born to Thomas and Louise Olson on February 8, 1931, in Superior, Wisconsin. Bob had three older siblings, Signe Linhart ...

Margaret I. Lawhorn

HOUGHTON — Margaret I. Lawhorn, 96, passed away on March 4, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Houghton. Margaret was born to George and Bertha (Tiffey) Coleman on August 6, 1921, in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Margaret married Virgil Lawhorn on January 1, 1945, before Virgil went to fight in ...

Paul Torola

LAURIUM — Paul Torola, 77, a former resident of Laurium, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at his home in Ventura, California. He was born on July 15, 1940, to Rev. Walter and Aili (Harju) Torola in Laurium. He attended Calumet High School and graduated with the Class of ...

Cheryl L. Rozman

GWINN — Cheryl L. Rozman, 70, of Gwinn, passed away at her home on March 3, 2018. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Dr. George R. Alger, Ph.D.

DOLLAR BAY — Dr. George R. Alger, Ph.D., 84, of Dollar Bay, passed away on February 27, 2018, at Garden View Assisted Living in Calumet. George was born to George and Marie (LeFleur) Alger on December 21, 1933, in Saginaw, Michigan. He attended Midland High School and graduated in 1952. ...

Russell H. Korby

Russell H. Korby, 82, of Allouez, passed away on March 1, 2018, at home with his family by his side. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

John F. Finger

CALUMET — John F. Finger, 68, a resident of Calumet, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at his home. He was born on July 16, 1949, in Hancock to Charles and Edie (Semonin) Finger. He attended Houghton High School and graduated with the Class of 1968. After high school, John ...

Martha C. Isaacson

HANCOCK — Martha C. Isaacson, a resident of Houghton County Medical Care Facility, passed away February 27, 2018, at the age of 100 years old. She was born December 6, 1917, the daughter of Adolph and Lempi Hannu Nelson. She attended the local schools and worked for Oak Manufacturing ...

Paul D. Kangas

HARTLAND — Paul D. Kangas, 62, died February 23, 2018, at his home in Hartland surrounded by his family. Paul was born July 27, 1955, in Laurium. Following his graduation from Calumet High School, he moved to Minnesota and then to the Detroit area. He was employed in the advertising ...

Marvin Luokka

DOLLAR BAY — Marvin Luokka, 82, a resident of Dollar Bay passed away Tuesday morning, February 27, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where he had been a resident patient for two years. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the ...

George G. Stockero Sr.

CASPIAN — George G. Stockero Sr., 77, a resident of Caspian, Michigan, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton where he had been a resident for the past six weeks. The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock and the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River are assisting ...

Patrick W. O’Donnell

COPPER CITY — Patrick W. O'Donnell, 86, of Copper City, passed away at the Lighthouse at Hubbell on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Cremation arrangements are being handled by the O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock.

Ardell Sever

Ardell Sever, 79, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018. Ryan Funeral home is serving the family.

Carol Krigge

EAGLE HARBOR — Carol Krigge passed away Sunday, February 25. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Mark A. Fenili

HANCOCK — Mark A. Fenili, 61, of Hancock, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton. He was born in Hancock on August 12, 1956, to the late Pasquale and Nancy (Gagnon) Fenili. He graduated in 1974 from Hancock Central ...