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Obituaries

George M. Aalto

CALUMET — George M. Aalto, 61, a resident of Calumet passed away on Saturday November 21, 2020, at Mission Point of Hancock. He was born on October 8, 1959, in Calumet a son of the late Reino and Elaine (Fountaine) Aalto. George was a life long resident of the Copper Country attending ...

Lori North

WELLSTON — Lori A. (Gene) North, 59, a resident of Wellston, Michigan, and formerly of Houghton passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020, at her home following a lengthy illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangement which will ...

Dennis Thomas Massie

BARAGA — Dennis Thomas Massie, age 60 of Baraga, MI passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 2, 1960 in Hancock, MI son of Raphael and Frances (Hilgers) Massie. Dennis graduated from Baraga High School in 1978. He then ...

Dennis Oliver Poyhonen

SAGINAW — On November 16, 2020, loving husband, father and grandfather Dennis Oliver Poyhonen passed away peacefully at the age of 76 surrounded by beloved family. Born and raised in the logging camps and copper mines of the Upper Peninsula, Dennis lived life on his own terms. A lifelong ...

Donald C. Herman

HANCOCK — Donald C. Herman, 93, a resident of the Scott Building in Hancock, and former resident of Arbor Green in Houghton, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020, at Canal View Houghton County, following complications from a stroke. He was born February 8, 1927, in Detroit, a son of ...

Carol A. Monette

CYPRESS, Texas — Carol Monette, 77, formerly of Hubbell and L’Anse, passed away November 4, 2020 in Cypress, Texas. She graduated from St. Cecila Grade School in Hubbell with the Class of 1957, and Lake Linden High School, Class of 1961. She worked as a baker at Captain Ray’s and the ...

Dorothy H. Chandler

BUTLER, Pa. – Dorothy Chandler, 92, passed away peacefully in her home in Butler, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, November 19, 2020. She was the wife of Richard G. Chandler, a retired professor of economics at Michigan Tech University. Dorothy called Houghton County home for more than 20 years, ...

Rodney E. Winquist

CALUMET — Rodney E. Winquist, 84, a resident of Calumet passed away on Saturday November 21, 2020, at UP Health System-Portage. He was born on August 7, 1936, a son of the late Arthur and Alma (Tolonen) Winquist. Ron attended Calumet High School graduating with the class of 1956 and later ...

Theodore D. Sibilsky

WAUKESHA, Wis. – Theodore D. Sibilsky, age 91, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, entered eternal life peacefully on Saturday, November 14, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy (Severinski) Sibilsky; their four children: Mary Anne (Jim) Sweida, Joanie (Barry) Kerwin, Patti Hestekin, ...

Ronald M. Savela Sr

CALUMET — Ronald M. Savela Sr., 64, a resident of Calumet passed away on November 16, 2020. He was born on January 28, 1956, in Detroit a son of Arthur and Sylvia (Beckman) Savela. He is survived by his siblings Robert “Butch” (Linda) Savela Sr and their son Robert Jr and daughter ...

Arthur E. Anderson

JACOBSVILLE — Arthur E. Anderson, 94, of Bloomington, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday morning, November 25, 2020, at his daughter’s home in Jacobsville after a prolonged illness. The O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is in charge of the arrangements which are still incomplete.

Dennis Oliver Poyhonen

SAGINAW — On November 16, 2020 loving husband, father and grandfather Dennis Oliver Poyhonen passed away peacefully at the age of 76 surrounded by beloved family. Born and raised in the logging camps and copper mines of the Upper Peninsula, Dennis lived life on his own terms. A lifelong ...

Emma Faye Glover

HERMAN TOWNSHIP — Emma Faye Glover, 95, long-time resident of Herman, passed away at Bayside Village in L’Anse, on November 24, 2020. Faye was born on October 2, 1925, in Milford, Michigan, the only child of Leon Vern and Ona Dort (Post) Smith. After spending her childhood in Milan, ...

Florian Patrick Rauch

CALUMET — Florian Patrick Rauch, 83, a resident of Lakeshore Drive in Calumet, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at the U.P. Heath Systems in Marquette, after a short illness. Florian was born on March 17, 1937, in Raymbaultown, son of the late Joseph and Rose (Sustarich) Rauch. ...

Helen Leinonen

ASKEL — Helen Leinonen, 90, a resident of Askel, passed away on November 20, 2020, at Bayside Village in L’Anse. She was born in 1930, in Hancock, to John and Agnes (Keranen) Eilola. Helen attended the Hancock Central Primary School. In 1941 she moved with her family to Askel, where ...

Jamie Lin Kumpula

MOHAWK — Jamie Lin Kumpula, 41, daughter of James and Carol Kumpula, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. She and her fiance, Robert “Barney” Leskinen resided in Mohawk. Jamie attended the Mohawk and Calumet schools. She was formerly ...

Jean E. Dudley

LAURIUM — Jean E. Dudley, 100, a resident of Laurium, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at her home. She was born on June 21, 1920, in Calumet, to Harrison and Lucille (Schwenn) Hodges. She attended the local schools, and graduated from Calumet High School with the ...

JoAnn Matheson

DUBLIN, Ohio — JoAnn Matheson passed away peacefully on November 17, 2020, at The Sanctuary at Tuttle Crossing in Dublin, Ohio, where she had lived since 2016. She was born JoAnn Ella Phelps to Helen Helga Viohkola and Milton Roger Phelps on the Phelps family farm near LaPeer, Michigan, on ...

Mark Mountz

KEWEENAW — Mark Mountz, 63, a resident of the Keweenaw, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Friday November 20, 2020. He was born on April 11, 1957, in Detroit to Wayne and Dorothy (Hertz) Mountz. He attended the locals schools and Graduated from Fitzgerald high ...

Charles Peltola

L’ANSE — Charles L. “Charlie” Peltola, 80, of L’Anse, MI passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020, at Bayside Village, L’Anse. Charlie’s complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, ...