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Obituaries

James Chevalier

CALUMET — James Chevalier, 50, a resident of Calumet, passed away at his home on Friday September 4, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Amanda E. Mountjoy

SOUTH RANGE — Amanda E. Mountjoy, 99, of South Range, died on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at UP Health System-Portage. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Mountain View Mortuary of South Range, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

Katherine T. Persha

LIMINGA — Katherine T. Persha, 92, a resident of Liminga and former Painesdale resident passed away Sunday September 6, 2020, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law following a lengthy illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Houghton are assisting the family with the ...

Judy Ann (Bice) Bachand

GRANBURY, Texas — Judy Ann (Bice) Bachand, of Granbury, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. Judy was born in Houghton, to Clyde and Margaret Bice. She was a graduate of Houghton High School in 1967. She graduated from Nursing School at St. Joseph Hospital, with her RN license. She ...

Dr. Larry Julien

HOUGHTON — A Celebration of Life for Dr. Larry Julien, who passed away August 27, 2020, will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the Michigan Tech Football Field Pavilion (parking in the new lot, across from the Tech Trails) beginning at 1 p.m. with a Gathering of Friends and Family ...

Jim Grill

CALUMET — Very sad to share that we lost Jim Grill today. Jim was 87 years old and had been struggling with cardio-pulmonary issues for the last year. Many people in the boatnerd community knew him as “Jim Grillj,” as he was an avid Great Lakes boat watcher. Jim grew up in Manistee, and ...

Phyllis M. Musich

CALUMET — Phyllis M. Musich, 97, died on September 4, 2020 at Addolorata Villa, Wheeling, Illinois. Phyllis was born on February 24, 1923, in Laurium. After graduating from Calumet High School, she became a registered nurse, serving in the United States Army Nurse Corps as a first ...

Robert ‘Bob’ Filer

HANCOCK — Robert F. “Bob” Filer passed peacefully in the presence of his wife Debby on July 2, 2020, due to complications of Parkinson’s Disease, at Canal View where he had been residing for a year. His wife visited with him twice daily until COVID struck and then she faithfully sent ...

Mary Lou (Ford) Utt

HOUGHTON — Mary Lou (Ford) Utt passed away at the Omega House on August 20, 2020, at the age of 93. She was born to Fredrick and Bernice (Seibert) Ford on April 24, 1927, in Marysville, Kansas as their only child. Her husband Glenn Utt of 72 years, passed away five months prior, on March ...

Paul John Trasti

JACOBSVILLE — Paul John Trasti, 67, of Lake Linden, passed away unexpectedly the morning of August 30, 2020. He was born March 16, 1953, in Hancock, to the late John and Verna (Kommes) Trasti. He is an alum of Jeffers High School, Class of 1971. After high school, he graduated from St. ...

Jerry Arnold Larson

CALUMET — Jerry Arnold Larson passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, after his brave and long battle with brain cancer. Born June 3, 1945 in St. Paul, Minnesota, Jerry grew up in Calumet, where he attended Calumet High School. Jerry excelled at ROTC and held long standing records for ...

Paul J. Trasti

ACOBSVILLE — Paul J. Trasti, 67, of Lake Linden, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, August 30, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at the Range Apostolic Lutheran Church in South Range. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of ...

Carole A. (Wes) Makela

DODGEVILLE — Carole A. (Wes) Makela, 75, a resident former resident of Dodgeville, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020, at UP Health - Portage Hospital shortly after being admitted. She was born on January 14, 1945, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Werner and Ann (Zorich) Uitto. Carole ...

Frederick ‘Fred’ Testa

LAKE LINDEN — Frederick “Fred” Testa, 72, a resident of Lake Linden, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday morning, August 30, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on September 24, 1947, in Herkimer, New York a son of the late Nickolas and Mary (Piscione) ...

Gary Eskelinen

DEARBORN — Gary Eskelinen, 79, a resident of Dearborn, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020, at Providence Ascension Hospital in Novi. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at 1 p.m. at the Calvary Cemetery in Ahmeek with Pastor Jared Howard to officiate. Online ...

Patricia Ann Dulong

LAKE LINDEN — Patricia Ann Dulong, 76, of Lake Linden, passed away after a long illness, at Canal View-Houghton County, on August 28, 2020. She was born on March 15, 1944, a daughter of Reuben “Red” and Valerie (Gardner) Dulong. She graduated from Lake Linden-Hubbell High School in ...

Carole Makela

DODGEVILLE — Carole A. (Wes) Makela, 75, a resident former resident of Dodgeville passed away Sunday August 30, 2020, at UP Health - Portage Hospital shortly after being admitted. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements ...

Fred Testa

LAKE LINDEN — Fred Testa, 72, a resident of Lake Linden passed away at his home with his wife by his side on Sunday morning August 30, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Robert Orzechowski

HUBBELL — Robert Orzechowski, 63, a resident of the Greentree of Hubbell passed away on August 27, 2020 at the Omega House in Houghton. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Katherine Foster

ALLOUEZ — Katherine Foster a resident of Allouez passed away on Saturday August 29, 2020 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.