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Obituaries

Cheryl Marie Ditty

JACOBSVILLE — Cheryl Marie Ditty, 70, passed away at her home in Jacobsville, on September 21, 2019. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1949. She was the daughter of Joseph and Greta Strauss. She graduated from Regina High School in 1967. She was united in marriage to Mike Ditty ...

Jack Victor Karpinen

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Jack Victor Karpinen, 85, of Superior, Wisconsin, passed away on September 20, 2019, following a brief illness. Jack, nicknamed “Jake”, was born on April 1, 1934, in Calumet, a son of the late William and Siiri Karpinen. He attended Calumet schools and went on to sail ...

Nancy Fountain

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — Nancy Fountain, 82, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, September 23, 2019. She was born on May 6, 1937, daughter of Bert and Sara (Koljonen) Taylor. Nancy was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. After her June ...

Paul Kenneth Alexander

TRAVERSE CITY — Paul Kenneth Alexander, 56, of Traverse City, formerly of Hancock, passed away on September 16, 2019. Paul grew up in Hancock, the son of Kenneth and Eleanor Alexander. He attended Ripley Elementary School and Hancock High School. Paul graduated from Michigan Technological ...

Lillian M. Hainault

HANCOCK — Lillian Marie Hainault, 94, of Hancock, entered eternal life on Thursday, August 1, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of the Resurrection, in Hancock, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Friends may call at the church beginning at 10 a.m. until the ...

George Kivisto

COKATO — George Kivisto, age 88, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away peacefully in his sleep at his house in Cokato, Minnesota on September 21, 2019. George was born on June 20, 1931 in Calumet, Michigan to Sylvester and Aino Kivisto. He graduated from ...

Carmyn T. Turner

ATLANTIC MINE — Carmyn T. Turner, 88, of Atlantic Mine, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Friday, September 20, 2019, at Canal View Houghton County. She was born April 10, 1931, in Lake Linden, a daughter of the late Eli and Leone (Francis) Pelland, and was a graduate of the ...

Lawrence Julio

RIPLEY — Lawrence Julio, a longtime area businessman of Ripley, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at U.P Health System-Marquette Hospital. He was born on August 13, 1928, in Ripley, to the late James and Annie (Harry) Julio. He attended both Ripley and Hancock Schools, later ...

Shirley B. Paulson

CALUMET — Shirley B. Paulson, 91, passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the Omega House. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Carmyn T. Turner

ATLANTIC MINE — Carmyn T. Turner, 88, a resident of Atlantic Mine, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 20, 2019, at Canal View Houghton County with family by her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at St. Ignatius Loyola ...

Robert James Fredrickson

GRAND RAPIDS — Robert J. Fredrickson, 66, died after illness complications on July 8, 2019, in Grand Rapids. Bob, known to many affectionately as Rob, lived for several years in South Range, until a life altering motor vehicle accident in 2014. He resided at Hope Network Neuro ...

Kim Ann Schaefer

BIRCH RUN — Kim Ann Schaefer, 57, of Birch Run, formerly of Marquette, died on Friday, September 13, 2019, as a result of a motorcycle accident. She was born October 21, 1961, in Marquette, a daughter of Frederick Schaefer and Patricia (Salani) Schaefer. She was a 1975 graduate of Marquette ...

LaRiene Mihelich

CALUMET — LaRiene Mihelich, 91, of Calumet, passed away on September 17, 2019, at the Green Tree of Hubbell. A family graveside service will be held at the Lake View Cemetery in Calumet. The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left ...

Lawrence Julio

RIPLEY — Lawrence Julio, 91, a longtime area businessman of Ripley, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at the U.P. Health System-Marquette Hospital. He was born on August 13, 1928, in Ripley to the late James and Annie (Harry) Julio. He attended both Ripley and Hancock Schools, ...

Kathleen M. (Nuttall) Zimmerman

TAMARACK CITY — Kathleen M. (Nuttall) Zimmerman, 81, of Tamarack Hill died on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Aspirus Hospital-Wausau, Wisc. She was born on August 12, 1938 in Hancock, a daughter of the late Ronald S. and Agnes (Grandchamp) Nuttall. She graduated from Hancock High School with ...

Mary Patricia Anderson

CLARKSTON — Mary Pat Anderson (nee McCarthy), 91, born February 20, 1928, passed away peacefully at home in Clarkston, Mich. on September 17, 2019. Mary Pat, as most have known her, grew up in the Highland Park area near Detroit. Being the only girl with four brothers, she adapted ...

Philip Norman Parks

HANCOCK — Philip Norman Parks, 87, passed away on September 17, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in his family home in Newberry, Mich. in 1932. He was the son of Philip Grant and Anna Louise Parks. He graduated from Newberry High School in June 1951. He then attended ...

LaRiene Mihelich

CALUMET — LaRiene Mihelich, 91, of Calumet, passed away on September 17, 2019, at the Green Tree of Hubbell. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Lawrence Julio

RIPLEY — Lawrence Julio, a longtime area businessman owner of Julio Contracting of Ripley, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at U.P Health System-Marquette Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced from the O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock.

Christopher Evan Buckner

GRANBY, Colo. — Christopher Evan Buckner, 32, like many others fortunate enough to live and work in Colorado, Chris Buckner son of Betsy & Rick Shearer of Lake Linden, eldest grandson of Ron & Lou Ellyn Helman of Chassell, and nephew of Roger & Allison Helman of Houghton, was ...