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Obituaries

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Raffaelli

SOUTH RANGE — Robert J. “Bob” Raffaelli, 86, a well-known resident of South Range, passed away Friday, August 28, 2020, at UP Health System-Portage. He was born December 7, 1933, in South Range, a son of the late Mario and Lillian (Lewis) Raffaelli, and was a 1951 graduate of the ...

David Leslie Karvonen

MOHAWK — David Leslie Karvonen, 74, passed away at home on August 30, 2020. David was born in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, on July 23, 1946. Dave was raised in Wolf Lake, Minnesota, on a dairy farm and moved to Minneapolis following graduation from high school, to seek employment. Dave met ...

Paul E. Grose

LAURIUM — Paul E. Grose, 91, a resident of Lake Linden Avenue in Laurium, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at Canal View-Houghton County. He was born on April 22, 1929 in Laurium to Joseph and V. Alice (Heikkinen) Grose. He attended the local schools. After high school Paul ...

Dr. Larry Julien

HOUGHTON — A Celebration of Life for Dr. Larry Julien, who passed away August 27, 2020, will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the Michigan Tech Football Field Pavilion (parking in the new lot, across from the Tech Trails) beginning at 1 p.m. with a Gathering of Friends and Family ...

Elisha Ann Kitchen

HANCOCK — Elisha Ann Kitchen, 37, a lifelong resident of Hancock, passed away on September 8, 2020, in Hancock, of complications from an accident she suffered as a child. She was born on December 8, 1982, in Hancock, the third child of Diane (Ristila) Kitchen and the late Dennis Kitchen. On ...

James Clyde Chevalier

CALUMET — James Clyde Chevalier, 50, of Calumet went home to be with the lord on Friday, September 4, 2020. Jim was a member of Calumet’s 1989 graduating Class where he participated in ROTC. Jim was a cook for several area restaurants but he is most well known for his musical endeavors. ...

Dennis E Tolsdorf

CHASSELL TOWNSHIP — Dennis E. Tolsdorf, 81, a resident of Chassell Township, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at his home. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Emil E. Dyni

AHMEEK — Emil E. Dyni, 75, a resident of Center Street in Ahmeek, passed away at his home on Saturday morning, September 5, 2020. He was born on March 31, 1945, in Laurium, a son of the late Emil and Marie (Kipina) Dyni. He graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of 1963, and ...

Katherine T. Persha

LIMINGA — Katherine T. Persha, 92, of Liminga and a former resident of Painesdale, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, following a lengthy illness. She was born on September 16, 1927, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Joseph and Kathryn ...

Paul E. Grose

CALUMET — Paul E. Grose, 91, a resident of Lake Linden Avenue in Calumet, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at Canal View-Houghton County. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

James Chevalier

CALUMET — James Chevalier, 50, a resident of Calumet, passed away at his home on Friday September 4, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Amanda E. Mountjoy

SOUTH RANGE — Amanda E. Mountjoy, 99, of South Range, died on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at UP Health System-Portage. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Mountain View Mortuary of South Range, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

Katherine T. Persha

LIMINGA — Katherine T. Persha, 92, a resident of Liminga and former Painesdale resident passed away Sunday September 6, 2020, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law following a lengthy illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Houghton are assisting the family with the ...

Judy Ann (Bice) Bachand

GRANBURY, Texas — Judy Ann (Bice) Bachand, of Granbury, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Judy was born in Houghton, to Clyde and Margaret Bice. She was a graduate of Houghton High School in 1967. She graduated from Nursing School at St. Joseph Hospital, with her RN license. She ...

Dr. Larry Julien

HOUGHTON — A Celebration of Life for Dr. Larry Julien, who passed away August 27, 2020, will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the Michigan Tech Football Field Pavilion (parking in the new lot, across from the Tech Trails) beginning at 1 p.m. with a Gathering of Friends and Family ...

Jim Grill

CALUMET — Very sad to share that we lost Jim Grill today. Jim was 87 years old and had been struggling with cardio-pulmonary issues for the last year. Many people in the boatnerd community knew him as “Jim Grillj,” as he was an avid Great Lakes boat watcher. Jim grew up in Manistee, and ...

Phyllis M. Musich

CALUMET — Phyllis M. Musich, 97, died on September 4, 2020 at Addolorata Villa, Wheeling, Illinois. Phyllis was born on February 24, 1923, in Laurium. After graduating from Calumet High School, she became a registered nurse, serving in the United States Army Nurse Corps as a first ...

Robert ‘Bob’ Filer

HANCOCK — Robert F. “Bob” Filer passed peacefully in the presence of his wife Debby on July 2, 2020, due to complications of Parkinson’s Disease, at Canal View where he had been residing for a year. His wife visited with him twice daily until COVID struck and then she faithfully sent ...

Mary Lou (Ford) Utt

HOUGHTON — Mary Lou (Ford) Utt passed away at the Omega House on August 20, 2020, at the age of 93. She was born to Fredrick and Bernice (Seibert) Ford on April 24, 1927, in Marysville, Kansas as their only child. Her husband Glenn Utt of 72 years, passed away five months prior, on March ...

Paul John Trasti

JACOBSVILLE — Paul John Trasti, 67, of Lake Linden, passed away unexpectedly the morning of August 30, 2020. He was born March 16, 1953, in Hancock, to the late John and Verna (Kommes) Trasti. He is an alum of Jeffers High School, Class of 1971. After high school, he graduated from St. ...