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Obituaries

Brennan Patrick Bedner

BARAGA — Brennan Patrick Bedner, 53, of Baraga, passed away unexpectedly on November 13, 2019, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Upper St. Clair, Pa. on March 2, 1966 to Patrick and Joyce (Lubrani) Bedner. He was born with a congenital heart defect, in which he had no ...

Hugh ‘Rob’ Roberts

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — Hugh “Rob” Roberts, age 89, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at his home in Sun Prairie. He was born on September 13, 1930 in Beaver Dam, to Hubert and Etta Mae (Dale) Roberts.   Hugh graduated from Beaver Dam High class of ‘49. He was employed as a ...

Robert C. Leon

HOUGHTON — Robert C. Leon, 93, residing at The Bluffs in Houghton, passed away at his home on Wednesday afternoon, November 13, 2019 following an illness of several months. A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home ...

William “Bill” Zei

LAURIUM — William “Bill” Zei, 79, a resident of Laurium passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital. He was born on July 14, 1940 in Laurium to Armando and Eleanor (Dimmer) Zei. He attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet High School with the Class ...

Charlotte Elise Masini

HANCOCK — Charlotte Elise Masini, 77, of Hancock died, November 13, 2019. She was born in Livingston, Tennessee to the late Samuel Baxter and Elise Elizabeth Smith. Charlotte graduated from Ferry Hall Academy in Lake Forest, Ill. and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business from Duke ...

Eva Catherine Miron

L’ANSE — Eva Catherine Miron, 101, of Baraga passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Bayside Village in L’Anse. She was born September 4, 1918 in Houghton, daughter of Joseph and Virginia (Miron) LaTendresse. Eva grew up in Keweenaw Bay and graduated from Baraga High School in 1936. ...

Thomas J. Miron

HOUGHTON — Thomas J. Miron, 58, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minn. due to complications of surgery. He was born on July 3, 1961 in Iron Mountain to Daniel J. and Rose Marie (Giachino) Miron. Tom graduated from Peshtigo High ...

William E. (Bill) Obst

HANCOCK — William E. (Bill) Obst, entered his heavenly reward on November 2, 2019. He was born on March 29, 1936, in Laurium. Bill worked for 30 years as a financial office Manager for the Houghton County Road Commission. After retirement, Bill worked for Traverse Engineering. Bill was a ...

Shirley Sullivan

LAURIUM — Shirley Sullivan, 92, a resident of Laurium passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Canal View Houghton County.  Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet. 

Robert C. Leon

HOUGHTON — Robert C. Leon, 93, residing at The Bluffs in Houghton, passed away at his home on Wednesday afternoon, November 13, 2019 following an illness of several months. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock.

Rita L. Moilanen

DOLLAR BAY — Rita L. Moilanen, 86, a former resident of Dollar Bay and Arbor Green in Houghton passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the Franklin House of Portage Pointe in Hancock where she had been a resident patient. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock is ...

John D. Healy Jr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — He is preceded in death by parents, John D. Healy Sr. and Katherine Hicok Healy; stepmother, Eleanor “Ellie” Thompson Healy; brothers, Timothy Healy and Peter “Becca” Healy; sister-in-law, Colleen Healy; brother-in-law, Juan Mentink. He is survived by “favorite ...

Eleanore J. Wilmers

HANCOCK — Eleanore J. Wilmers, 97, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 at Portage Pointe in Hancock. She was born on Feb. 18, 1922, the youngest of ten children to the late Henry and Kaisa Kallio. Eleanore was very faithful and caring in all areas of her life. Her family meant ...

William “Bill” Zei

LAURIUM — William “Bill” Zei, 79, a resident of Laurium passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Mark E. Kilpela

ATLANTIC MINE — Mark E. Kilpela, 67, a resident of Atlantic Mine, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Woodland Haven of Canal View-Houghton County, where he had been a resident patient for the past year and a half. Mark was born on November 8, 1952, in Laurium, a son of Howard and ...

James Russell Loman

L’ANSE — James Russell Loman, age 93 of Baraga passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019, at Bayside Village in L’Anse. Jim was born on July 30, 1926, in Baraga, and was the son of Clyde and Eleanor (Swanson) Loman. Jim graduated from Baraga High School in 1944 and was known as a great ...

John D. Healy Jr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — John D. Healy, Jr., 84, of St. Paul, MN. Born December 19, 1934 in Houghton, died on October 14, 2019 in St. Paul. John and Gretchen were childhood friends and high school sweethearts. John graduated from Houghton High School in 1952, where he lettered in football and also ...

Karen E. (Hannula) Randell

HARVEY — Karen E. (Hannula) Randell, 77, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming. She was born March 12, 1942, the daughter of Eino and Irma (Abramson) Hannula, and often spoke fondly about growing up on her family’s dairy farm in ...

Eleanore J. Wilmers

HANCOCK — Eleanore J. Wilmers, 97, a former resident of Laurium passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Portage Pointe in Hancock. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.

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 ...