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Obituaries

Linda Bussiere

ROCKLAND — The former “First Lady” of Rockland; Linda Bussiere, 73 passed away on February 13, 2021, peacefully in the arms of her husband, and daughter by her side at UP Health System - Marquette hospital. Linda Marlene (Lundberg) Bussiere was born in Manistique, to George and Betty ...

Esme E. Johnson

CALUMET — Esme E. Johnson, age 24, passed away at her home. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Marian F. Tallman

HOUGHTON — Marian F. Tallman, 89, a former resident of the Bluff’s Senior Living Community in Houghton passed away Monday, February 15, 2021, at the Winona House of Portage Pointe in Hancock where she had been a resident patient. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are ...

Clete Andrew Balbough

SILVER CITY — Clete Andrew Balbough, 72, of Silver City, passed away peacefully at the Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital on February 4, 2021. Clete was born in Sault Ste. Marie, on March 24, 1948, to Cletus David and Vienna Catherine Balbough. He grew up in various Michigan Wilderness State Parks, ...

Carol Marie Edwards

OKEMOS — Carol Marie (Naasko) Edwards, 75, passed away January 24, 2021, following a lengthy illness. She had been a resident of Medilodge of Okemos for the last couple of years. Carol was born on April 8, 1945, the second child of nine born to the late Reino and Tyne (Lammie) Naasko. She ...

David J. Sundberg

AHMEEK — David J. Sundberg, 73, a resident of Ahmeek died on Friday, February 12, 2021, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on August 30, 1947, in Laurium, a son of the late Robert and Lena (Vairus) Sundberg. Dave graduated from Calumet High School with the ...

Joseph John Rowe

CALUMET — Joseph John Rowe, 57, a resident of Calumet passed away at his home on Thursday, February 11, 2021. He was born on May 26, 1963, in Laurium to John “Jack” Rowe and Mary (Meneguzzo) Rowe. He attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet High School with the Class of ...

Neil Earl Huwatschek

BRENTWOOD, Calif. — Neil Earl Huwatschek, age 80, of Brentwood, California, passed away of heart disease at his home on Sunday, January 31. He was born on June 18, 1940 to Dr. Earl G. and Hope (Smith) Huwatschek at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Neil grew up in Port ...

Robert M. Supanich

COPPER CITY — Robert M. Supanich, 90, a resident of Copper City, passed away on Saturday February 13, 2021. He was born on August 7, 1930 in Mohawk a son of the late Michael and Gertrude (Granville) Supanich. He attended the Mohawk School and Calumet High School. While in school Robert ...

Henry S. Santeford

SUPERIOR LOCATION — Henry S. Santeford, 78, a resident of Superior Location passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021, at his home following a lengthy illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Lester ‘Butch’ Nettell

SUPERIOR, Wisconsin — Lester “Butch” Nettell, 69, of Superior, Wisconsin, formerly of the Copper Country, passed away on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota after a lingering illness. The O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is ...

Fred Lassila

KLINGVILLE — Fred Lassila, 93, a resident of Klingville, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021, at the Woodland Haven of Canal View - Houghton County Medical Care Facility where he had been a resident patient since this past November. He was born on July 27, 1927, in Hancock, a son of the ...

Lorraine (Lynn) Watt

HOUGHTON — Lorraine (Lynn) Watt of Houghton passed away on Friday February 5, 2021, from injuries received in an automobile accident. Lorraine was born December 3, 1941, in Boston Location to parents Peter and Evelyn (Lovelace) Hilton. She was a graduate of Hancock High School with the ...

Linda L. Muir

L’ANSE — Linda L. Muir, age 65 of L’Anse, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021, at UP Health System — Marquette. Linda’s complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been ...

Robert (Bob) D. Patterson

HOUGHTON — Robert (Bob) D. Patterson, 95, from Houghton, passed away on February 9, 2021, at the Omega House after a short illness. He was born on October 6, 1925, in Flint, to David and Lemoine (Gordon) Patterson and graduated from Flint Northern High School. Robert enlisted in the Army ...

Floyd F. Bergeron

KEWEENAW BAY — Floyd F. Bergeron, age 85 of Keweenaw Bay, passed away at his residence on Monday, February 8, 2021. Floyd’s complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at reidfuneralservicechapel.com. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted ...

Cully John Stromer

HANCOCK — Cully John Stromer, age 27, of Hancock, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. Cully was born on March 27, 1993, the son of Sandy and Roger Stromer of Chassell. He attended Chassell schools and graduated from high school in 2011. After graduation, he worked for a ...

Agnes Irene (DesJardin) Ahola

WOODSIDE — Agnes Irene (DesJardin) Ahola, a former resident of Pilgrim Road, Houghton; Woodside Lane, Dollar Bay; and The Bluffs, Houghton; left for her heavenly home on Sunday, February 7, 2021, with her daughter at her side. Born on March 24, 1937, in her family home in Hubbell, Agnes was ...

George ‘Burt’ Arola

LAURIUM — George “Burt” Arola, 90, a resident of Laurium, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021, at the Omega House in Houghton. He was born on May 10, 1930, in Calumet to George and Elvie (Petaja) Arola. He attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet High School with the ...

John I. Eakin

SOUTHFIELD — Mr. John Eakin wanted to make it to 100, but was called home by his heavenly Father on January 24, 2021, at the age of 96. He died peacefully of natural causes. John was born November 16, 1924, to the late Frederick Samuel Eakin and Mary (Bryson) Eakin in Fort Frances, ...