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Obituaries

Jenny Evelyn Hyypio

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. — Jenny Evelyn Hyypio, 88, of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, formerly of Weston, Wisconsin, entered into Eternity on June 17, 2020. She was the loving and devoted wife of the late Karl (Matt) Hyypio to whom she was married to for 62 years. She lived a rich and rewarding life ...

Lori Ann Nicklas

BARAGA — Lori Ann Nicklas, 54, of Baraga, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020 at U.P. Health System, Marquette. She was born July 26, 1965 in L’Anse, daughter of Paul and Phyllis (Ellenich) Maki. Lori graduated from Baraga High School in 1983. She married Scott Nicklas on December 19, ...

Richard W. Keranen

SCHOFIELD, Wis. — Richard W. Keranen, 64, of Schofield, Wisconsin, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020. He was born in Hancock on April 10, 1956, a son of Wilbert and Delores Keranen of Trimountain. He attended local schools and served in both the U.S. Army and the Marine Corp. Before ...

John M. Budreau Jr.

PELKIE — John M. Budreau, Jr., 83, of Pelkie, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the Omega House in Houghton. He was born in L’Anse, on July 29, 1936, the son of the late John M. and Marjorie (Sicotte) Budreau, Sr. John attended L’Anse area schools. He had been employed as a ...

Joan A. Buckland

HOUGHTON — Joan A. Buckland, 88, a former resident of the Bluff’s Senior Living Community in Houghton, passed away on Monday morning, June 29, 2020, at Canal View -- Houghton County where she had been a resident patient for the past five years. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes ...

Garfield Baranowski

CALUMET — Garfield “Jake” Baranowski, 77, passed away at the Canal View Houghton County Home on Monday, June 29, 2020 following a lengthy illness. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Mary Pat Ryan

CALUMET — A memorial Mass for Mary Pat Ryan, 92, who passed away on April 2, 2020, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church in Calumet with Rev. Fr. Gracious Pulimoottil to officiate. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Ailie E. Kinnunen

CHASSELL — Ailie E. Kinnunen, 94, a resident of Chassell, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at Canal View - Houghton County, in Hancock, following a short illness. She was born on October 8, 1925, in Boston Location, a daughter of the late Henry and Anna (Hiltunen)Kinnunen. Ailie was ...

George Oikarinen

CALUMET — George Oikarinen, 71, a resident of Calumet, died on June 22, 2020. He was born in Hancock on January 1, 1949. He was a graduate of Calumet High School in 1967 and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Michigan State University in 1972. George worked in many places ...

James A. ‘Jim’ McCloskey

HURONTOWN — James A. “Jim” McCloskey, 67, of Hurontown, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital following a brief illness. Friends may call at the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock on Saturday from 2 P.M. until 3 P.M. A private family memorial service ...

John M. Budreau

PELKIE — John M. Budreau, 83, of Pelkie, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the Omega House in Houghton. John’s obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at reidfuneralservicechapel.com. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted with the funeral ...

Annette Sleeman

CHASSELL — Annette Sleeman, 79, a resident of Chassell passed away Friday June 26, 2020, at the UP Health – Portage Hospital following a short illness. A complete obituary for Annette will be released at a later time. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell are ...

George Oikarinen

CALUMET — George Oikarinen, 71, a resident of Calumet, died on June 22, 2020. He was born in Hancock on January 1, 1949. He was a graduate of Calumet High School in 1967 and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Michigan State University in 1972. George worked in many places ...

James A. ‘Jim’ McCloskey

HURONTOWN — James A. “Jim” McCloskey, 67, of Hurontown, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, following a brief illness. He was born in Hancock on July 12, 1952 to the late Leo and Loraine McCloskey. He attended Saint Ignatius School in Houghton, graduating ...

Kevin Carver

CALUMET — Kevin Carver, 50, a resident of Portland Street, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at his home. He was born on September 28, 1969, in Sturgis, to Kenneth and Patricia (Babcock) Carver. After birth, Kevin and his family moved to Constantine, where he attended the local ...

Allie E. Kinnunen

CHASSELL — Allie E. Kinnunen, 94, a resident of Chassell, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Canal View -- Houghton County, in Hancock, following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a ...

James Lamerand

CHANDLER, Ariz. — James Lamerand, 73, passed away on June 18, 2020. The Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Bruce P. LeBlanc

EAGLE HARBOR — Bruce P. LeBlanc, 64, a resident of Eagle Harbor passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. He was born on October 11, 1955 in Detroit to Vernon and Susan (Lehto) LeBlanc. He was united in marriage to Lorraine (Lorry) Brazee June 27, 1981 in ...

Robert Joseph Richards (RJ)

WARREN — Robert Joseph Richards (RJ), 87, a Warren resident, passed away on Sunday morning, June 14, 2020, at Fraser Villa Nursing home in Fraser. Robert was born on February 11, 1933, in Detroit, a son of late Herbert and Heloise Richards. He graduated from Cooley High School. He also ...

James L. ‘Tut’ Mayo

BARAGA — James L. “Tut” Mayo, 79, of Baraga, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Bayside Village in L’Anse. James’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 ...