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Obituaries

James Robert Beveridge

MT IRON, Minn. — James Robert Beveridge, 80, of Mt. Iron, passed away on December 30, 2019. Preceded in death by his parents; a brother; and a granddaughter. Survived by loving wife, Elouise (Senst) Beveridge of 56 years; children, James (Rose), Ron (Jennifer) and Debora (Erik); ...

Laurie Huhta

HANCOCK — Laurie Huhta, 58, a resident of Hancock passed away on December 28, 2019 at UP Health System-Portage. Laurie was born to Joy and Arthur Huhta in Detroit on March 28, 1961. She moved to Calumet when her father retired, and then to group homes in Hancock. Her family is forever ...

Terry Herstrom

KEARSARGE — Terry Herstrom, 62, a resident of Kearsarge passed away unexpectedly at his home on December 19, 2019. Terry was born on January 7, 1957, in Laurium a son to Marvin and Annette (Wahotola) Herstrom. He graduated from Calumet High School with the class of 1975. Terry was ...

Alison Spencer

HANCOCK — Alison Magdalene Spencer, age 49, of Hancock, died on December 26, 2019 in Hancock. She was born on September 4, 1970 in Sault Ste. Marie, to Thomas Clifford and Celeste (Arjay) Spencer. Alison grew up in Rudyard, and attended Rudyard Area Schools before her family moved to ...

Carolyn Brouillette

CALUMET — Carolyn Brouillette, 85, of Calumet, passed away at UP Health System-Portage on January 1, 2020.          Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

James R. Federighe

LAKETON TOWNSHIP — James “Jim” R. Federighe, 79, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019 in Muskegon. He was born in Hancock on April 8, 1940 to Sebastian “Bimbo” and Amanda (Pearson) Federighe. Jim graduated from Hancock High School in 1958 and continued his education at Michigan ...

Douglas A. Johnson

CALUMET — Douglas A. Johnson, 93, formerly of Calumet and Dodgeville, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at the Greentree of Hubbell. He was born on February 28, 1926 in Swedetown, location near Calumet, to the late Mae and Herman Johnson. Following graduation from Calumet High ...

Jean Clare LaRoux Boggio

RAYMBAULTOWN — Jean Clare LaRoux Boggio passed away on December 27, 2019. She was born January 1, 1943 in Hubbell to Norbert Sr. and Clara (Senglaub) LaRoux. On June 1, 1968 she was married to Dominic James Boggio at Bethany Lutheran Church in Mohawk, by Rev. Robert Langseth. For 51 years, ...

Luella Ann Ryti

CALUMET — Luella Ann Ryti, 73, a former resident of Calumet passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Lighthouse in Hancock with her loved ones by her side. She was born April 13, 1946 in Hancock to the late Alfred and Flora (Ruonavaara) Hendrickson. She graduated from Hancock High ...

Barbara A. ‘Barb’ Cline

SOUTH RANGE — Barbara A. “Barb” Cline, 75, of South Range, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at UP Health System Portage with family by her side. She was born December 2, 1944, in Escanaba, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Irene (Poupore) Velmer, and was a 1983 ...

Jean Clare LaRoux Boggio

RAYMBAULTOWN — Jean Clare LaRoux Boggio passed away on December 27, 2019. She was born January 1, 1943 in Hubbell to Norbert Sr. and Clara (Senglaub) LaRoux. On June 1, 1968 she was married to Dominic James Boggio at Bethany Lutheran Church in Mohawk, by Rev. Robert Langseth. He preceded ...

Suzanne Lea (Wareham) Aho

DURHAM, NC — Suzanne Aho, 70, of Keller, Texas, went home to be with her Lord on December 21, 2019, at Duke University Hospital in Durham, after a brief but valiant battle with metastatic melanoma. She was born on November 30, 1949 in Hancock to James and Mildred Wareham. Suzanne (Sue) grew ...

Elna Eleanor Niemela

HANCOCK — Elna Eleanor (Romberg) Niemela, passed from death to life on December 26, 2019, at the age of 85. Elna was born in Hancock, Michigan, on January 8, 1934, to the late Frederick and Esther Romberg. Elna attended school in Hancock, and after graduation, she moved to Detroit, ...

Martha A. Pekkala

QUINCY TOWNSHIP — Martha A. Pekkala, 97, a resident of Quincy Township, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019, at the Omega House in Houghton. She was born on February 9, 1922, a daughter of the late Werner and Jennie (Kallio) Maki. Martha was united in marriage to Wilho Pekkala. She ...

Gail J. Pagel

PAINESDALE — Gail J. Pagel, 78, of Painesdale, died Friday, December 27, 2019, at Aspirus Keweenaw. Arrangements will be announced at a later time by the Mountain View Mortuary of South Range, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

Lee Andrew Vannewkirk

CHASSELL — Lee Andrew Vannewkirk, 53, a resident of Chassell, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019, at the Light House of Hancock where he had been a patient for the past two months. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell have been assisting the family with the arrangements.

Elna Eleanor Niemela

HANCOCK — Elna Eleanor (Romberg) Niemela, passed from death to life on December 26, 2019, at the age of 85. Elna was born in Hancock, Michigan, on January 8, 1934, to the late Frederick and Esther Romberg. Elna attended school in Hancock, and after graduation, she moved to Detroit, ...

Martha A. Pekkala

QUINCY TOWNSHIP — Martha A. Pekkala, 97, a resident of Quincy Township, passed away Saturday December 28, 2019, at the Omega House in Houghton. To view Martha’s obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net. The Memorial Chapel and Plowe Funeral Homes ...

Jean C. Boggio

CALUMET — Jean C. Boggio 76, passed away Friday December 27th at the Canalview Nursing Home. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Esther S. Hietala

CHASSELL — Esther S. (Richard) Hietala, 79, a resident of Chassell unexpectedly passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019, at the U.P. Health System Marquette Hospital with her family by her side. She was born on May 24, 1940, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Eino and Hilda (Anderson) ...