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Obituaries

Carol Haischer

LAKE LINDEN — Carol Haischer of Lake Linden, Michigan passed away on May 12, 2024 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium, Michigan. Carol was born on February 28, 1942 in Laurium, Michigan to John and Mildred (Johnson) Outinen. Carol first attended the Eagle River Grade School and later ...

Thomas H. Ruuttila

ONTONAGON — Thomas H. Ruuttila, age 75, of Ontonagon, MI passed away on May 12, 2024 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, MI. Tom was born in Ontonagon to Theodore and Pearl (Kemila) Ruuttila on October 18, 1948. He was raised on the family farm in Green, where he enjoyed ...

James Spain Jr.

HOUGHTON — James Dorris Spain Jr. passed away on April 7, 2024, at the age of 95 in his adopted hometown of Houghton, Michigan surrounded by friends and family. In 2017, Jim was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 65 years, Patricia “Pat” Mann Spain, and survived by his brother ...

Ralph Sandretto

CARY, IL — Ralph Sandretto, known for his boundless energy and incredible sense of humor, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2024, in Cary, Illinois. Born on May 18, 1930, in Calumet, Michigan, Ralph’s life journey of nearly 94 years was marked by his magnetic personality and ...

Jean M. Alatalo

CALUMET — Jean M (Barry) Alatalo, 82 of Calumet, Michigan was called home to be with the Lord on December 15, 2023. Jean was born on March 7, 1941 in Quincy Location to Arthur and Mabel (Goudge) Barry. The family moved to Ahmeek Location when she was a child. She attended Calumet High School ...

Esther Kieranen

TWIN LAKES — In loving memory of A. Esther Kieranen, 88, a resident of Twin Lakes (Toivola, Michigan), who died peacefully on Monday morning, May 15, 2023, as a resident of Houghton County Medical Care Facility (Canal View), Hancock, Michigan. Esther was born May 10, 1935, in Wainola (Mass ...