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Obituaries

Karen Gladys Salo

L’ANSE — Karen Gladys Salo, 88, a lifelong resident of L’Anse, passed away at her temporary residence at Canal View in Hancock on March 17, 2021. Karen was born on June 13, 1932, in L’Anse, the daughter of Bert and Inga (Forslund) Anderson. Karen will be remembered for her love of ...

Nancy L. ‘Nicky’ Caspary

RIPLEY — Nancy L. “Nicky” Caspary, 78, a former Ripley resident, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021, at the Woodland Haven unit of Canal View Houghton County in Hancock. She was born on April 14, 1942, at the former St. Joseph Hospital in Hancock, to George H. and Bernice M. ...

Ruth E. Balagna

SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. — Ruth E. Balagna, 99, a resident of Aston Gardens, Sun City Center, Florida, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on March 17, 2020. She was born in Ahmeek, to Charles and Helena (Tiri) Takku. Ruth attended both the Ahmeek School and Calumet High ...

Ronald Aittama

HUBBELL — Ronald Aittama, 77, of Hubbell, passed away at his home on March 15, 2021, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born on November 3, 1943, a son of Henry and Hilma (Kesti) Aittama. He was a graduate of Hancock Central High School in 1961. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army, ...

John W. Erkkila

LAURIUM — John W. Erkkila, 83, passed away at the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Thomas Arvo Kamppinen

BALTIC — Thomas Arvo Kamppinen went to his heavenly home on March 12, 2021. Tom was beloved by all; a gentle soul, who will be dearly missed. He was born December 15, 1935, in Baltic. He graduated from Jeffers High School and eventually moved with his family to Brown Deer, Wisconsin, where ...