Obituaries

Nancy Dean McCabe

Nancy Dean McCabe of Laurium, Michigan passed away peacefully on August 2, 2019. Nancy was born in Laurium, Michigan on April 11, 1925 to Milton and Marion (Stannard) Wiggins. She met her future husband Glenn in Calumet High School and they married when he returned from serving in World War II. ...

Isabelle Lillian Rule

HANCOCK — Isabelle Lillian Rule, 83, of Hancock, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later from the O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock.

Minnie N. Link

HANCOCK — Minnie N. Link of Hancock, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Portage Pointe of U.P. Health System Portage. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later from the O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock.

Willie Melton III, PhD

HOUGHTON — Willie Melton III, PhD, 73, of Houghton, passed away at Northwestern Memorial Hospital In Chicago on July 24, 2019 from complications of a serious illness. He was surrounded by his family. His memorial service arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later from the ...

Dyson D. Bastian

WILLISTON, N.D. — Dyson D. Bastian, 24, a former resident of Atlantic Mine and current resident of Williston, ND, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019, from injuries received in an accident. He was born on April 16, 1995, in Lexington, North Carolina, a son of Todd and Lori (Koski) Bastian. ...

James Bernard Kauthen Sr.

SANTA MARIA, Calif – James Bernard Kauthen, Sr., 86, of Santa Maria, California, went home to the Lord on Saturday, July 20, 2019. He was born one of 10 children, to Raymond and Delia (Baker) Kauthen in Garden, MI; Jim was raised in Lake Linden and after graduating from Lake Linden high ...

James Edward Boyce

HOUGHTON – James Edward Boyce, 97, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2019, at Portage Pointe nursing home in Hancock. Jim was born on July 17, 1922, in Buffalo, New York, the son of James G. Boyce and Nina Pilkenton Boyce. He grew up in Bronxville, New York, where he attended an ...

Jeanne L. Pelto Isaacson Terry

MODESTO, Calif. – Jeanne L. Pelto Isaacson Terry died April 6, 2019, in Modesto, California, following a lengthy illness. She was born on February 16, 1930, in Pelkie, the only child of the late Alfred and Laina (Johnson) Pelto. Jeanne attended the Pelkie Elementary School and graduated ...

Paul Milanowski

DOLLAR BAY – Paul Milanowski, of Dollar Bay, passed away peacefully at home, at 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2019, following a brief sudden bout with multiple cancers. That time was the precise instant a son finished reading I Corinthians 15:58, having read the entire chapter from verse 1. ...

Richard A. Norlin

DOLLAR BAY - Richard A. “Richie” Norlin, 87, a Dollar Bay Businessman and resident, passed away surrounded by his family at home, on Thursday, August 1, 2019, following a lengthy illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the ...

Donald Axel Daavettila

HOUGHTON — Donald Axel Daavettila, 84, of Houghton, passed away Wednesday, July 31 at Marquette General Hospital. He was born in Waukegan, Illinois on November 18, 1934, to Hugo & Vera Daavettila. He was raised in Zion and graduated from Zion-Benton high school. He received his BS in ...

Duanee Bennett

LAURIUM — Duanee Bennett, 82, a resident of Laurium, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Bethany Baptist Church in Dollar Bay on Monday, August 5, 2019, at 11 a.m. with ...

James F. Piiparinen

HANCOCK — James F. Piiparinen, 75, a resident of Hancock, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the UP Health – Portage Hospital following a short illness. He was born on May 16, 1944, in Hancock, MI, to the late Raymond and Thyra (Halmekangas) Piiparinen. Jim was raised in Hancock and ...

Joan M. Gibson

TIFFIN, OH — Joan M. Gibson, 79, of Tiffin, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Bridge Hospice Care, Findlay, Ohio. She was born on January 12, 1940, in Hancock, to John and Irene (Laurin) Masters. On June 27, 1959, she married Thomas “Red” Gibson, and he survives in Tiffin, ...

Steven David Long

HOUGHTON — Steven David Long, 59, born October 2, 1959, passed away Friday, July 26, 2019, as the result of an auto accident. Steve was an amazing musician, loyal friend, and the beloved son of Georgina (Salmi) Heck. Steve-O spent most of his life in the East Lansing area, but came home ...

Dyson D. Bastian

ATLANTIC MINE —Dyson D. Bastian, 24, a former resident of Atlantic Mine, and current Williston, North Dakota resident, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019, in Williston, North Dakota, from injuries received in an accident. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are ...

Violet Berryman

HANCOCK — Violet Berryman, 78, a resident of Hancock, passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2019, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Jon L. Saunders

ESCANABA — Jon L. Saunders, 85, of Escanaba, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2019, following lingering health issues. He was born on March 14, 1934, in Ann Arbor, son of Edward and Dorothy (Stralo) Saunders. Jon was raised in Hancock and graduated from Hancock High School in 1952. He ...

James F. Piiparinen

HANCOCK — James F. Piiparinen, 75, a resident of Hancock, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the UP Health – Portage Hospital, following a short illness. Funeral Services for Jim will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Hancock, ...

JoAnn M. Hauswirth

HANCOCK — JoAnn M. Hauswirth, 79, a resident of Hancock, passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019, at the Omega House in Houghton, following a lengthy illness. She was born on January 11, 1940, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Anton and Marion (Hahka) Hauswirth. JoAnn was raised in Hancock ...