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Obituaries

Theodore ‘Ted’ Rouse

CALUMET — Theodore “Ted” Rouse, 68, passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2021, at the Aurora St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Charles Edward ‘Digger’ Ryan Jr

LAURIUM — Charles Edward “Digger” Ryan Jr., 87, of Laurium, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021, at U.P. Health System-Portage. Charles was born April 27, 1933, son of the late Charles Edward and Stephanie (Kobe) Ryan of Calumet, Michigan. He attended and graduated from Sacred ...

Daniel Smith

L’ANSE — Daniel A.” Dan” Smith, age 45 of L’Anse passed away Monday, January 4, 2021, in L’Anse.  Dan’s complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservicechapel.com. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted ...

Carol Bernice Poisson

LAKE LINDEN — Carol Bernice Poisson, 77, passed away at Lakeview Assisted Living, surrounded by her loving daughters, on January 2, 2021. Carol was born on January 7, 1943, the daughter of Armas and Bernice (Jarvala) Olli. She was raised in Tamarack City and attended Dollar Bay High School. ...

Joseph J. Paoli

SOUTH RANGE — Joseph J. Paoli, 92, of South Range, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, with family by his side. He was born July 25, 1928, in Hancock, a son of Guilio and Tisbe (Petroni) Paoli, and resided in Hancock a few years as a child before moving to South Range, ...

Charles Edward ‘Digger’ Ryan Jr

LAURIUM — Charles Edward “Digger” Ryan Jr., age 87, of Laurium, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021, at U.P. Health System-Portage. Charles was born April 27, 1933, son of the late Charles Edward and Stephanie (Kobe) Ryan of Calumet. He attended and graduated from Sacred Heart ...

Ann Monica Hosang

LAKE LINDEN — Ann Monica Hosang, age 77, of Lake Linden, passed away at Portage Health System on January 4, 2021. She was born in Hubbell on June 15, 1943, a daughter of Lawrence and Monica Hosang.   After graduating from St. Joseph Convent School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she earned her ...

JoAnne Weber

BOOTJACK — JoAnne Weber, age 84, of Bootjack, passed away peacefully at the Omega House on January 4, 2021, with her daughter by her side. She was born on December 4, 1936, in Illinois, the daughter of Frederic and Clare Gagnon.  She graduated from high school in Libertyville, Illinois.  ...

Allan M. Pennanen

STERLING HEIGHTS — Allan M. Pennanen, 86, a resident of Sterling Heights passed away Saturday, January 2, after a short illness. He was born on November 16, 1934, in Hancock, son of the late Leonard and Julia (Karjala) Pennanen. Allan was raised in Toivola and was a graduate of Jeffers ...

Carl Evers

LAKE LINDEN — Carl Evers, 56, of Lake Linden, passed away in his sleep, after a long illness, on January 2, 2021. The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden is in charge of arrangements.

Melvin J. Visser

PORTAGE — Melvin J. Visser, 82 of Portage, passed away on Saturday, January 2, to join our Lord and Savior. We are heartbroken at the loss of our family patriarch, but take solace in knowing Mel’s life was truly well-lived and that he touched many lives in meaningful ways. He was a ...

Patricia ‘Pat’ O’Connell

HOUGHTON — Patricia “Pat” O’Connell of Houghton, formerly of Laurium, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at the age of 71. Pat was born on February 3, 1949, in Calumet, Michigan, to the late Gervais and Jean O’Connell. She was a loving and dedicated mother to Jeffrey and ...

Charles E. Ryan

CALUMET — Charles E. Ryan, 87, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021, at the Portage Hospital. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

William Joseph ‘Bill’ Matt

L’ANSE — William Joseph “Bill” Matt, age 92, of L’Anse, passed away peacefully at the age of 92 at Bayside Village in L’Anse on December 31, 2020. Bill’s complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at reidfuneralservicechapel.com. The Reid Funeral Service ...

Charles E. Ryan

CALUMET – Charles E. Ryan age 87 passed away on Sunday January 3, 2021 at the Portage Hospital. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Gordon R. ‘Sarge’ Wiitanen

HOUGHTON — Gordon R. “Sarge” Wiitanen, 94, a resident of the Houghton Canal and former Petoskey resident, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at Canal View – Houghton County following a lengthy illness. He was loved and appreciated by so many and devoted his life to those who ...

Sally Reagan

CHASSELL — Sally Reagan of Chassell passed away at U.P. Health Systems-Marquette on Friday December 25, 2020. Sally was born August 9, 1958, at Hancock to Sarah Suksi and the late Urho Suksi. She graduated from Hancock high school in 1976. Sally married Pat Reagan on March 26 1992, at ...

Barbara Perkola

CALUMET — Barbara Perkola (Kowalski) gained her angel wings surrounded by her family on December 25, 2020, after a short battle with lung cancer. Born to Roman and Cecelia Kowalski on July 14, 1939, in Detroit. Barbara’s greatest joy was her family. She was a talented cake decorator and ...

Linda M. Luoma

CALUMET — Linda M. Luoma, 68, a resident of Calumet passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at Canal View-Houghton County. She was born on August 13, 1952, in Laurium to Leonard and Ellen (Lassila) Hill. She and her family moved to the Bessemer area when she was a young girl. She ...

Marian LaVerne Thompson

OCEAN PINES, Md. — Marian LaVerne Thompson (nee Jarvi/Brabank), 81, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, in Ocean Pines, Maryland. She died peacefully in her home, with her husband and two of her three children by her side. Marian was born on January 16, 1939, at her family home ...