Obituaries

David B. Koski

HUBBELL - David B. Koski, 69, of Hubbell, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at UP Health Systems-Marquette.He was born in Hancock, to the late Bill and Lempi (Moilanen) Koski.Dave graduated from Dollar Bay High School in 1964. He attended Soumi College for one year and then worked ...

Faith L. Lehto

HANCOCK Faith L. Lehto, 98, a resident of the Houghton County Medical Care Facility passed away peacefully Saturday morning, September 17, 2016.The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

E. Jean Kruk

HOUGHTON E. Jean Kruk, 82, a resident of Houghton passed away Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Omega House following a lengthy illness.The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock have been assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Catherine M. Plowe

HOUGHTON Catherine M. Plowe, 88, a resident of Houghton passed away Saturday morning, September 17, 2016 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility where she had been a resident patient.Services for Catherine will be Thursday, September 22, 2016 at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church of ...

Helen S. Rankinen

SOUTH RANGE - Helen S. Rankinen of South Range, died on September 14, 2016, while in the care of family in Portland, Oregon.Helen Nikkila was born in Wainola, on November 19, 1925, daughter of Kalle "Charles" and Emma Nikkila.She is survived by her children, Wanda, Sara, Jan and Jason; ...

Francis (Frank) AlbertSwetish

Francis (Frank) Albert Swetish, born October 11, 1927, died on September 14, 2016.He was the beloved husband of Irene; father of Debbie (Roger) Crumley, Lorie (James) Adams, John Swetish, Mary (Richard) Hopkins; and a grandfather to many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.He was a Korean War ...

Ronald R. Bekkala

Ronald R. Bekkala, 87, passed away on September 12, 2016.He was a former supervisor and civil engineer with Detroit Water and Sewage Department.He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy; loving father of Jeff (Wendy); Sarah (Jeff); Mary (Mike); the late Ann North (Glenn) and Kristine ...

Toini Marie Kangas Heikkinen Granroth

TAPIOLA - Toini Marie Kangas Heikkinen Granroth, 104, of Tapiola, passed away peacefully on September 12, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock.Toini was born on January 7, 1912, a daughter of Arti and Hilda (Hiltunen) Kangas and attended the Trimountain and John A. ...

Eleanor Mullin

RICE LAKE - Eleanor Mullin, 91, passed away on September 14, 2016, at Our Lady of Mercy Health and Rehab in Lake Linden.Eleanor was born to William and Marcella (Trombley) Thurner on April 3, 1925, in Ramsay.She was united in marriage to Joseph Mullin on September 29, 1954.She worked for Briggs ...

Arnold E. Juntunen

BARAGA - Arnold E. Juntunen, 90, of Baraga, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital.He was born May, 15, 1926, in Nisula, the son of Arthur and Armita (Lepisto) Juntunen. Arnold graduated from Baraga High School in 1944.He then served in the U.S. Army ...

Toini Marie Kangas-Heikkinen-Granroth

TAPIOLA Toini Marie Kangas-Heikkinen-Granroth, 104, a former Tapiola resident, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility.Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at 11 a.m. in the Mountain View Mortuary, South Range. Friends may ...

Eleanor Mullin

Eleanor Mullin, 91, a resident of Lake Linden, passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 14, 2016 at Our Lady of Mercy Health and Rehab.The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Audrey L Heikkila

AHMEEK - Audrey L. Heikkila, 85, born on May 4, 1931, the daughter of Irving Sakkinen and Jenny Siljama.She was the wife of the late Louis E. Lamorand and Lemuel Svajian.Audrey was the beloved wife of Leslie Heikkila of Redford; dear mother of Susan (Jon) Cruikshank, Janice (the late Marty) ...

John Stemberger

John Stemberger, 78, passed away on June 7, 2016.Predeceasing him were his brother and sister, Ann and Nick Marino and Steve Stemberger, along with his brother, Joe, on July 28, 2016.Services were held.

Kathleen J. “Cait” McInnes

L'ANSE/BEACON HILL - Kathleen J. "Cait" McInnes, 38, of L'Anse and Beacon Hill, lost her difficult two year battle with cancer on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Her parents, Gordon and Kathleen, and special friend, Steve, were at her ...

Arnold E. Juntunen

Arnold E. Juntunen, age 90 of Baraga, Mich. passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse.

Daniel Kontur

MOHAWK - Daniel Kontur, 78, a resident of Mohawk passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at the Omega House in Houghton.He was born on December 26, 1937, in River Rouge, to Andrew and Anna (Lauka) Kontur.He attended and graduated from the local schools. Following his high school ...

Donna “Kitty” Ackerson

Donna "Kitty" Ackerson, 74, a resident of Calumet passed away on Sunday September 4, 2016 at UP Health System-Portage.The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Jason E. Orchard

MERRILL, Wis. - Jason E. Orchard, 34, of Merrill, Wisconsin, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016.Jason was born on September 18, 1981, in Marquette, the son of Marlene (Visuri) Orchard and the late Ernest Orchard.Jason was engaged to his long-time sweetheart, Jennifer Hoover, who ...

Marie (Ozello) Massi

CALUMET - Marie (Ozello) Massi, 80, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2016.Marie was born to Joseph and Mary (Arietta) Ozello on October 3, 1935, in Calumet. She went to school at Sacred Heart and Calumet High School, graduating with the Class of 1953.Marie was united in marriage to John ...