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Obituaries

Robert Walfred Byykkonen

ISHPEMING — Robert Walfred Byykkonen, age 90, of 1735 Iris St. Ishpeming, peacefully passed away with his family by his side on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, reunited with his wife only 4 months after her passing in July of this year. Robert was born in Trimountain, on July 23, 1929, the son of the ...

Suzanne Katherine “Sue” Knoll

L’ANSE — Suzanne Katherine “Sue” Knoll, age 81, of L’Anse, passed away November 8, 2019. Sue’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 with the funeral ...

Alice Elna Evelyn Juntunen

L’ANSE — Alice Elna Evelyn Juntunen, age 93, of Baraga, passed away on November 2, 2019 at Bayside Village in L’Anse. She was born in Pelkie on January 28, 1926, the daughter of the late Emil and Hilda (Lexon) Jolgren. As a child, Alice was so eager to attend school, she started ...

Anna Raskind

TAPIOLA — Anna Raskind, 55, a resident of Tapiola passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from an apparent heart attack. As requested a private service will take place at a later date. Condolences for Anna’s family may be sent to memorialchapel.net. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe ...

Kenneth Jarve

WAUSAU, Wis. — Kenneth Jarve, 65, of Calumet, passed away on November 3, 2019, at Aspirus Hospital, in Wausau, Wisconsin, due to recurring illness. He was born on March 28, 1954, in Calumet, a son of the late Leonard and Eleanor (Koivo) Jarve. He is survived by two children; Andy ...

Delores Genevieve McMullin

HANCOCK — Delores Genevieve McMullin, age 94 of L’Anse passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Portage Point in Hancock. She was born July 19, 1925 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, daughter to Harry and Victoria (Englund) Lindberg. She graduated from South High in Minneapolis in 1943. ...

William E. Obst

HANCOCK — William E. Obst, 83, a resident of Hancock passed away Saturday November 2, 2019, at home following a lengthy illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Harlowe G. Gougeon

HOUGHTON — Harlowe G. Gougeon, 81, a lifelong resident of Houghton, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at his home. He was born on May 21, 1938 in Hancock, the son of the late Wilford and Edith (Ricard) Gougeon. He was raised in Houghton and was employed at Superior Block Company where ...

B. Frank Sager

HOUGHTON — B. Frank Sager, 86, a former resident of Ahmeek and currently of Houghton passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. He was born on January 14, 1933 in Laurium to Frank and Mary (Rozich) Sager. He attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet High ...

Alan E. Olsen

WILLIAMSBURG — Alan E. Olsen, 96, died peacefully at Samaritas Senior Living in Williamsburg on October 17, 2019. Born July 14, 1923, to George and Lottie (Jarvey) Olsen in Hancock, he grew up learning to make-do with what the family had. His playgrounds were the streams nearby, outlying ...

Helen Heikkinen Baakko

HANCOCK — Helen Heikkinen Baakko, 85, passed away peacefully on October 30, 2019, with family by her side after a long struggle with Lewy Body Dementia at Canal View-Houghton County where she had been a resident patient for nine years. She was born in Elo, a daughter of the late Axel and ...

James “Jimmy” Robert White

IRON MOUNTAIN — James Robert White, 69, of Niagara, Wisconsin, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the Oscar G. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Iron Mountain after a long battle with cancer. James was born on July 19, 1950, in Calumet, the son of the late Weldon and Genevieve ...

Frank Sager

HOUGHTON — B. Frank Sager, 86, a former resident of Ahmeek and currently of Houghton passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. He was born on January 14, 1933, in Laurium, to Frank and Mary (Rozich) Sager. He attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet High ...

Vivian W. A. Grentz

L’ANSE — Vivian W. A. Grentz, 88, of Nisula, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at Bayside Village, in L’Anse. Funeral services for Vivian will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 4, 2019, at Mission United Lutheran Church, in Pelkie, with Pastor D.J. Rasner officiating. The ...

Lorraine Shirley (Perrow) Tarvas

APPLETON — Wisconsin – Lorraine Shirley (Perrow) Tarvas, 75, from White Pine, and the retirement residence of Mesa, Arizona, joined our Lord on the afternoon of October 30, 2019, after experiencing a sudden illness. She was treated at both the Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital and St. Elizabeth ...

Harriet Catherine (Vertnar) Stenson

NEW YORK, NY. — After a long life of work and adventure, Hattie Stenson left us on October 25, 2019, at her Seattle home. Born Ydvega Machulski on April 4, 1924, in Painesdale, Hattie lived in Kenosha, Wisconsin, with her mother and four sisters until adopted by Kathryn and Philip Vertnar ...

Mary Lee Lebo

IRON MOUNTAIN — Mary Lee Lebo, 83, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara, Wisconsin. Mary Lee was born on September 5, 1936, in Calumet, daughter of the late Cleo and Genevieve (Richetta) Beaudoin. She grew up in the Copper Country and was a ...

B. Frank Sager

HOUGHTON — B. Frank Sager, 86, a former resident of Ahmeek and currently of Houghton passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at his home. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Carl A. Leutz

CHASSELL — Carl A. Leutz, 84, a resident of Chassell, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Canal View - Houghton County in Hancock, where he had been a resident patient. He was born on April 10, 1935, in Monroe, a son of the late Wilbur and Kathrine (Beeker) Leutz. Carl was raised ...

Suzanne B. McLean

CHASSELL — Suzanne B. McLean, 102, a resident of Chassell, passed away Sunday morning October 27, 2019, at her home with her family by her side. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.