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Obituaries

Arlene M. Godward

POLAND, OHIO — Arlene M. Godward, 88, of Poland, Ohio, and formerly of Pelkie, passed away on Monday evening, September 9, 2019, at Shepherd of the Valley in Poland, surrounded by family. Arlene was born on February 23, 1931, in Hancock, a daughter of John and Hilda (Martinmaki) Saaranen. ...

Dorothy L. (Bill) Hanner

DODGEVILLE — Dorothy L. (Bill) Hanner, 69, a former resident of Dodgeville, passed away Wednesday evening September 11, 2019, at the Canal View-Houghton County following a lengthy illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the ...

Dan Tuohimaa

HOUGHTON — Dan Tuohimaa, 55, a resident of the Houghton Canal, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019, at UP Health Marquette Hospital, following a lengthy illness. He was born on September 22, 1963, in Hancock, a son of the late Robert and Marie (Romppainen) Tuohimaa. Dan was raised ...

Kathryn Mae (Leonard) Luoma

TOIVOLA — Kathryn Mae (Leonard) Luoma, 66, a resident of Toivola, “Kananen’s Corner”, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at the Omega House in Houghton. She was born on September 6, 1953, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Irving and Ellen (Kananen) Hirvi. As a child, Kathy ...

Rita M. Trevethan

HOUGHTON — Rita M. Trevethan, 77, a resident of Houghton, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019, at UP Health Systems-Portage. She was born on August 25, 1942, in Lake Linden to Robert and Fiina (Ollila) Kuru. She attended the Lake Linden Schools and graduated with the Class of 1961. ...

Dan Tuohimaa

Houghton - Dan Tuohimaa, 55, a resident of the Houghton Canal passed away Monday September 9, 2019, at UP Health Maquette Hospital following a lengthy illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a ...

Albert Lawrence Chaput

CHASSELL — Albert Lawrence Chaput, 90, of Chassell, passed away on September 5, 2019, at the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veteran’s in Marquette, where he had been a resident since this past May. He was born February 26, 1929, in the family farmhouse in Chassell, the third son of Alphonse and ...

Willie Melton, III

HOUGHTON — Willie Melton, III, 73, a resident of Houghton, passed away at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ill., on July 24, 2019, following complications of a serious illness. He was born on September 28, 1945, to Effie and Willie Melton, II. Growing up in Chicago, Ill., Willie ...

Rita Trevethan

HOUGHTON - Rita Trevethan, 77, a resident of Houghton passed away on Monday September 10, 2019 at UP Heath System-Portage. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.

Gloria Oriana Karppinen

HANCOCK — Gloria Oriana Karppinen, 86, of Frenchtown, passed away on September 4, 2019, at Meadowbrook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire, where she had been a resident since July 2015. Gloria, along with her twin sister, Victoria (Reynolds), was born in Little Traverse, on February 1, ...

Michelle Murphy

BOOTJACK — Michelle Murphy, 53, of Bootjack, passed away on September 9, 2019, at the Omega House in Houghton. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

William Andrew Hammary

CALUMET — William Andrew Hammary 71 of Calumet passed away on September 4, 2019. Bill was born on May 17, 1948 in Laurium Michigan to William M. and Erma V. Hammary. Bill served in the U.S. Air Force after high school. He worked for a TV station in Wisconsin and and for manufacturing ...

Treneice Marshall

HANCOCK — Treneice Marshall, 49, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019. A Memorial Service for Treneice will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at the Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church, 1116 E Atlantic Street, Hancock, MI 49930.

William A. Hammary

CALUMET — William A. Hammary, 71, passed away on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019. The Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Edwin Milton Gilbert

REDFORD — Edwin Milton Gilbert of Redford, formerly of Dollar Bay, passed away on August 25, 2019, at 93 years of age. He is survived by son Brian and grandsons James and Brandon. Services will be private. Please see thayer-rock.com for additional information.

Myrna (Wirtanen) Oja

DOLLAR BAY — Mryna (Wirtanen) Oja, 81, of Dollar Bay, passed away at Canal View Houghton County after a lengthy illness, with her family by her side. Mryna worked at Michigan Bell, Superior Manufacturing, Riches Market, and worked in housekeeping at several local hotels. Mryna enjoyed ...

Albert L. Chaput

CHASSELL — Albert L. Chaput, 90, a resident of Chassell, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at the DJ Jacobetti Homes for Veteran's in Marquette, where he had been a resident patient since this past May. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the ...

Angeline C. Schoenborn (nee Dusa)

WAUWATOSA, Wis. — Angeline C. Schoenborn, 99, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Preceded in death by her husband, Severn; her parents, Anton and Mary (nee Bacher) Dusa; and her siblings, Mary (the late Peter) Bracco, Josephine (the late Mervin) Cencich, Anton (the late Clare) Dusa ...

Edwin F. Wuorinen

HOUGHTON — Edwin F. Wuorinen 91 a resident of The Bluffs Senior Community of Houghton, passed away from an apparent heart attack Monday, August 26, 2019. He was born on September 16, 1927, to the late Frank and Katherine (Lieviska) Wuorinen of Toivola. He served in the US Air Force during ...

Marian Alice Kipfer

EAGLE HARBOR — Alice Kipfer, 97, as she was known, passed away peacefully at home, on August 25, 2019. She was born on December 10, 1921, in Kalamazoo, to Guy J. and Julia (Hoejka) Fooy (Foy), both of Dutch ancestry. While growing up in Kalamazoo, her mother Julia, would take her and the ...