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Obituaries

Donald Lohman

ISHPEMING — Donald Lohman, age 86, of 165 S. Rose St. Ishpeming passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020 at his home, while in the loving care of his daughter Lois. Don was born July 28, 1933 in Calumet, MI the son of the late Rose H. (Rosenberger) and Thomas R. Lohman. He was a graduate of ...

Wilho Knuuti

DODGEVILLE — Wilho J. Knuuti, 86, a resident of Dodgeville passed away Sunday March 22, 2020, at his home surrounded by family. He was born on February 24, 1934, in Finland, the son of the late Toivo and Aune (Parkkasaari) Knuuti. Wilho was raised in Finland until he was 16 when he traveled ...

Jim M. Aittama

LAKE LINDEN — Jim M. Aittama, 79, of Lake Linden, passed away at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota on March 25, 2020, with family by his side. He was born in Lake Linden on April 23, 1940, a son of Richard and Lillian (Goninan) Aittama. He was a 1958 graduate of Lake ...

Edward C. ‘Velu’ Heikkila

CALUMET — Edward C “Velu” Heikkila, 91, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully at his home with his wife of 61 years by his side, on Saturday morning, March 21, 2020. He was born on January 1, 1929 in Raymbaultown, a son of the late Matt & Jennie (Koski) Heikkila. He ...

Robert Paul Harrison

HENDERSON, Nev. — Robert Paul Harrison, 79, passed away on March 11, 2002, in his condo in Henderson, Nevada. He was born to Robert “Sparky” and Mabel Harrison. He graduated from Calumet High School in 1958 and from Northern Michigan University in 1962. He was a resident of Laurium ...

James Aittama

LAKE LINDEN — James Aittama, 79, of Lake Linden, passed away at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota on March 25, 2020. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Duane V. Savukoski

HANCOCK — Duane V. Savukoski, 74, former Hancock police officer and local well known taxi driver, passed away at the Lighthouse at Hancock on Tuesday morning, March 24, 2020. The O’neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is in charge of the arrangements which will be announced later.

Marilyn Yeats

HOUGHTON — Marilyn “Diane” Yeats, 87, a resident of the Bluff’s Senior Living Community in Houghton, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at the Omega House in Houghton following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral homes of Hancock are assisting the family with ...

Helen Elizabeth Holmbo

HANCOCK — Helen Elizabeth Holmbo, 89, of Hancock, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Canal View Houghton County. She was born on October 15, 1930, in Detroit. It was recorded on her birth certificate, Helen Elizabeth, to be known as “Betty”. Betty was raised by her ...

Mary Rae Takala

KEWEENAW BAY — Mary Rae Takala, 67, of Keweenaw Bay, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at her home with her husband by her side. She was born March 23, 1952, in Hancock, daughter of Bruce and Shirley (Walitalo) Kemppainen. Mary graduated from Thurston High School in Redford in ...

Gary O. Kamppinen

CALUMET — Gary O. Kamppinen, 65, a resident of Calumet, passed away unexpectedly on March 19, 2020, at U.P. Health System - Marquette. He was born on December 11, 1954, in Bruce Crossing, the son of the late Oscar and Martha (Ranta) Kamppinen. Gary graduated from Trout Creek High School ...

Margaret L. Gergurich

CALUMET — Margaret Louise Gergurich, 93, of Kimball Township, formerly of Painesdale, died on Friday, March 20, 2020. She was born on October 18, 1926, in Painesdale, to the late Anton and Rose Gergurich. Margaret was a nurse with Portage View Hospital in Hancock, for over 50 years and ...

Marjorie L. Harvey

HANCOCK — Marjorie L. Harvey, 83, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020, at Canal View Houghton County Woodland Haven, where she resided for the past three years. She was born August 22, 1936, in Wakefield. Marjorie is survived by her children, Frank (Sandra) Beauchamp, Christine ...

Margo M. Carey

HOUGHTON — Margo M. Carey, 83, a resident of The Bluff’s Senior Living Community in Houghton, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at the Omega House in Houghton. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a ...

Donna Jean Whitesall

JACKSON — Donna Jean Whitesall, 78, of Jackson, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on March 21, 2020. Donna was born in Hancock, on November 7, 1941, to Charles and Ethel Coon. She was married on September 20, 1975 to Terry Whitesall, and he survives. She was an amazing ...

Dorothy Beaudoin

LAKE LINDEN — Dorothy Beaudoin, 86, of Lake Linden, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, on March 22, 2020. She was born on July 10, 1933, in Allouez, a daughter of Reuben and Ina (Soivio) Bammert. She graduated from Calumet High School in 1951.She worked raising ...

Helen Elizabeth Holmbo

HANCOCK — Helen Elizabeth Holmbo, 89, of Hancock, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Canal View Houghton County. She was born October 15, 1930, in Detroit. It was recorded on her birth certificate Helen Elizabeth to be known as Betty. Betty was raised by her ...

Edward C. ‘Velu’ Heikkila

CALUMET — Edward C “Velu” Heikkila, 91, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully at his home, with his wife of 61 years by his side, on Saturday morning, March 21, 2020. He was born on January 1, 1929 in Raymbaultown, a son of the late Matt & Jennie (Koski) Heikkila. He ...

Francis P. Younggren

COVINGTON — Francis P. Younggren, age 89, of Covington, MI passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, at his son’s home with his family by his side. Funeral services for Francis are tentatively scheduled for May of 2020 and will announced at that time. Francis’s complete obituary may be ...

Wilho Knuuti

ISLE ROYALE LOCATION — Wilho Knuuti, 86, a resident of Isle Royale Location passed Sunday evening March 22, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. The Memorial Chapel and Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.