Obituaries

Todd W. Hamilton

HOUGHTON – Todd W. Hamilton, 49, a resident of Houghton, passed away unexpectedly May 4, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019, at the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home in Hancock. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. A ...

William ‘Bill’ Mikko

LAURIUM – William “Bill” Mikko, 65, a resident of Laurium, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 at U.P. Health System Marquette. He was born on December 11, 1953, in Laurium, a son of the late William Gust and Gloria (Clouthier) Mikko. He graduated from Lake Linden Hubbell High School ...

Deborah Michael, M.D.

CALUMET – Deborah Michael M.D., 71, a former resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully with her devoted sister, Martitia, and her loving cat, Mittens, by her side on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Deborah (Debi) was born on January 17, 1948, at Calumet Public Hospital. ...

Anne Margaret Schutte

BARAGA – Anne Margaret Schutte, 83, of Baraga, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at UP Health System Marquette. She was born April 14, 1936, in Detroit, daughter to C. Mark and Marion (Smith) Cutler. Anne graduated from Redford High School in 1954 and then received a bachelor’s degree ...

Dorene C. Butler

LAURIUM – Dorene C. Butler, 74, a former resident of Laurium, peacefully passed away surrounded by her family Saturday evening, May 4, 2019, at the Delaware House of Portage Pointe in Hancock, where she had been a resident patient for the past six years. She was born on November 5, 1944, ...

Edward J. Brinkman

L’ANSE – Edward Joseph Brinkman, 82, of L’Anse, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 3, 2019 at his home. He was born June 26, 1936, in Lake Linden, son of Edward and Frances (Lamuth) Brinkman. Ed graduated from Lake Linden High School in 1954. He served his country in the US Navy from ...

Irja Violet Wuestnick

LINDEN – Wuestnick, Irja Violet, 89, of Linden, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 East Broad Street, Linden. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. until the service time. Committal Services will ...

Rita M. Tervo

Rita M. Tervo peacefully passed to be with her Lord and Savior in the presence of her family on Saturday morning. Rita was born in 1935 and grew up Osceola location in Houghton County. A Calumet High School graduate, Rita was a lifelong resident of the Copper Country where she and husband, ...

Terrell Warrington

GRAYING – Terrell Warrington, 78, of Graying, formerly of Chassell Township, passed away May 3, 2019. A chemistry professor at MTU for 30 years, Terry was also swim coach and Science Olympiad advisor at Hancock High School. Arrangements entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.

Kenneth LaCasse

LAKE LINDEN — Kenneth LaCasse, 87, former resident of Lake Linden, passed away at his home in Marquette on April 30, 2019. He was born on March 30, 1932, in Lake Linden, a son of Roland and Isabelle (LeBlanc) LaCasse. He was very close to his parents. Ken worked the farm, construction, ...

Rita M. Tervo

Rita M. Tervo peacefully passed to be with her Lord and Savior in the presence of her family on Saturday morning. Rita was born in 1935 and grew up Osceola location in Houghton County. A Calumet High School graduate Rita was a life long resident of the Copper Country, where she and husband ...

Deborah Michael

Deborah Michael, 71, a former resident of Calumet, Michigan, passed away peacefully with her devoted sister, Martitia, and her loving cat, Mittens, by her side on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Deborah was proceeded in death by her loving and proud parents, Frances and Ercole ...

William ‘Bill’ Mikko

William "Bill" Mikko, 65, a resident of Laurium, passed away on Friday May 3, 3019 at U.P. Health System Marquette. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Paul Gerard

HOUGHTON — Paul Gerard, 72, a resident of Houghton, passed away Saturday morning May 4, 2019 at Portage Pointe in Hancock. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Ezra ‘Esh’ Haataja

MOHAWK — Ezra "Esh" Haataja, 93, a resident of Mohawk, passed away on Saturday May 4, 2019 at the Omega House in Houghton. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Helen Lund

BRIGHTON – Helen Lund, 95, passed away in Brighton, on April 16, 2019. She was a woman of faith, strong and independent, proud of her Finnish heritage and demonstrated “Sisu”: courage, inner determination, guts, stamina, perseverance, stubbornness and pride. She loved being surrounded ...

Waino Niva

SING SING LOCATION – Spring graveside services for Waino Niva, 92, a resident of Sing Sing Location, will be held 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019, in the Lakeside Cemetery of Hancock with Rev. Peter Vorhes to officiate. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting ...

Lawrence Alvin Magaraggia

L’ANSE — Lawrence Alvin Magaraggia, 86, of L’Anse, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born January 9, 1933, in Caspian, son of Giuseppe and Emma (Lincastro) Magaraggia. Larry graduated from Stambaugh High School in ...

Sharon C. Quinlan

VENICE, Fla. — Sharon C. Quinlan, 67, a resident of Venice, Florida, and former Tapiola resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the Venice Hospice House in Florida, with her husband, Jim, by her side. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on May 11, 2019, at Zion ...

Theodore J. Yrjana

HANCOCK — Theodore J. Yrjana, 85, a resident of Hancock, passed away Tuesday evening, April 30, 2019, at the UP – Health Marquette Hospital shortly after being admitted. He was born on September 16, 1933, in Redridge, a son of the late Theodore and Winnefred (Alanen) Yrjana. Ted attended ...