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Obituaries

James Lamerand

CALUMET — James Lamerand of Chandler, AZ, passed away on June 18 at the age of 73. Jim was born in Detroit, but was raised in the Coper Country, graduating from Calumet High School in 1964 and from Michigan Tech with a Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics. He was a veteran as well, having ...

Anton Pintar

SOUTH RANGE — Graveside services for Anton Pintar, 79, of South Range, who died March 7, 2020, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at the Mountain View Cemetery in South Range. Arrangements are being handled by the Mountain View Mortuary of South Range, Antila Funeral Service, ...

Linda Kay Schneller

BOOTJACK — Linda Kay Schneller, 58, of Bootjack, passed away at the Omega House in Houghton on July 3, 2020. The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Paul ‘Mahone’ Carlson

Baraga — Robert Paul “Mahone” Carlson was born on December 22, 1945 and passed away peacefully at his home on June 30, 2020 at the age of 74. Mahone graduated from Baraga High School. He served in the National Guard and was a proud Vietnam Veteran that served his country and was ...

Garfield ‘Jake’ Baranowski

CALUMET — Garfield “Jake” Baranowski, 77, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020 at Canal View ~ Houghton County Medical Care Facility. He was born in Swedetown, a son of the late Leo and Gladys (Johnson) Baranowski. Jake attended the local schools. He worked at the Osceola Mine for a few ...

Barbara Jean Adams

MARQUETTE — Barbara Jean Adams, 84, of Marquette, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020, at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living in the presence of her loving family and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Barb was born on June 7, 1936, in Laurium, a daughter of the late George and ...

Gary Eskelinen

DEARBORN — Gary Eskelinen, 79, a resident of Dearborn, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Providence Ascension Hospital in Novi. He was born on April 19, 1941 in Calumet, to Arthur and Gertrude (Lepisto) Eskelinen. He attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet High ...

James A. ‘Jim’ McCloskey

HURONTOWN — James A. “Jim” McCloskey, 67, of Hurontown, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital from Severe complications following a fall at his camp. A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 27th, with Rev. Bucky Beach to officiating. Memorials in lieu ...

Annette Sleeman

CHASSELL — Annette Sleeman, 79, a resident of Chassell, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020, at the UP Health - Portage Hospital following a short illness. She was born on February 8, 1941, in Chassell a daughter of the late Emil and Martha (Laho) Hongisto. Annette attended the Houghton ...

George Oikarinen

CALUMET — George Oikarinen, 71, a resident of Calumet, died on June 22, 2020. He was born in Hancock on January 1, 1949. He was a graduate of Calumet High School in 1967 and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Michigan State University in 1972. George worked in many places ...

James A. ‘Jim’ McCloskey

HURONTOWN — James A. “Jim” McCloskey, 67, of Hurontown, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital following a brief illness. Friends may call at the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock on Saturday from 2 P.M. until 3 P.M. A private family memorial service ...

Jenny Evelyn Hyypio

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. — Jenny Evelyn Hyypio, 88, of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, formerly of Weston, Wisconsin, entered into Eternity on June 17, 2020. She was the loving and devoted wife of the late Karl (Matt) Hyypio to whom she was married to for 62 years. She lived a rich and rewarding life ...

Lori Ann Nicklas

BARAGA — Lori Ann Nicklas, 54, of Baraga, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020 at U.P. Health System, Marquette. She was born July 26, 1965 in L’Anse, daughter of Paul and Phyllis (Ellenich) Maki. Lori graduated from Baraga High School in 1983. She married Scott Nicklas on December 19, ...

Richard W. Keranen

SCHOFIELD, Wis. — Richard W. Keranen, 64, of Schofield, Wisconsin, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020. He was born in Hancock on April 10, 1956, a son of Wilbert and Delores Keranen of Trimountain. He attended local schools and served in both the U.S. Army and the Marine Corp. Before ...

John M. Budreau Jr.

PELKIE — John M. Budreau, Jr., 83, of Pelkie, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the Omega House in Houghton. He was born in L’Anse, on July 29, 1936, the son of the late John M. and Marjorie (Sicotte) Budreau, Sr. John attended L’Anse area schools. He had been employed as a ...

Joan A. Buckland

HOUGHTON — Joan A. Buckland, 88, a former resident of the Bluff’s Senior Living Community in Houghton, passed away on Monday morning, June 29, 2020, at Canal View -- Houghton County where she had been a resident patient for the past five years. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes ...

Garfield Baranowski

CALUMET — Garfield “Jake” Baranowski, 77, passed away at the Canal View Houghton County Home on Monday, June 29, 2020 following a lengthy illness. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Mary Pat Ryan

CALUMET — A memorial Mass for Mary Pat Ryan, 92, who passed away on April 2, 2020, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church in Calumet with Rev. Fr. Gracious Pulimoottil to officiate. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Ailie E. Kinnunen

CHASSELL — Ailie E. Kinnunen, 94, a resident of Chassell, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at Canal View - Houghton County, in Hancock, following a short illness. She was born on October 8, 1925, in Boston Location, a daughter of the late Henry and Anna (Hiltunen)Kinnunen. Ailie was ...

George Oikarinen

CALUMET — George Oikarinen, 71, a resident of Calumet, died on June 22, 2020. He was born in Hancock on January 1, 1949. He was a graduate of Calumet High School in 1967 and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Michigan State University in 1972. George worked in many places ...