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Obituaries

William E. Obst

HANCOCK — William E. Obst, 83, a resident of Hancock passed away Saturday November 2, 2019, at home following a lengthy illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Harlowe G. Gougeon

HOUGHTON — Harlowe G. Gougeon, 81, a lifelong resident of Houghton, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at his home. He was born on May 21, 1938 in Hancock, the son of the late Wilford and Edith (Ricard) Gougeon. He was raised in Houghton and was employed at Superior Block Company where ...

B. Frank Sager

HOUGHTON — B. Frank Sager, 86, a former resident of Ahmeek and currently of Houghton passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. He was born on January 14, 1933 in Laurium to Frank and Mary (Rozich) Sager. He attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet High ...

Alan E. Olsen

WILLIAMSBURG — Alan E. Olsen, 96, died peacefully at Samaritas Senior Living in Williamsburg on October 17, 2019. Born July 14, 1923, to George and Lottie (Jarvey) Olsen in Hancock, he grew up learning to make-do with what the family had. His playgrounds were the streams nearby, outlying ...

Helen Heikkinen Baakko

HANCOCK — Helen Heikkinen Baakko, 85, passed away peacefully on October 30, 2019, with family by her side after a long struggle with Lewy Body Dementia at Canal View-Houghton County where she had been a resident patient for nine years. She was born in Elo, a daughter of the late Axel and ...

James “Jimmy” Robert White

IRON MOUNTAIN — James Robert White, 69, of Niagara, Wisconsin, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the Oscar G. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Iron Mountain after a long battle with cancer. James was born on July 19, 1950, in Calumet, the son of the late Weldon and Genevieve ...

Frank Sager

HOUGHTON — B. Frank Sager, 86, a former resident of Ahmeek and currently of Houghton passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. He was born on January 14, 1933, in Laurium, to Frank and Mary (Rozich) Sager. He attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet High ...

Vivian W. A. Grentz

L’ANSE — Vivian W. A. Grentz, 88, of Nisula, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at Bayside Village, in L’Anse. Funeral services for Vivian will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 4, 2019, at Mission United Lutheran Church, in Pelkie, with Pastor D.J. Rasner officiating. The ...

Lorraine Shirley (Perrow) Tarvas

APPLETON — Wisconsin – Lorraine Shirley (Perrow) Tarvas, 75, from White Pine, and the retirement residence of Mesa, Arizona, joined our Lord on the afternoon of October 30, 2019, after experiencing a sudden illness. She was treated at both the Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital and St. Elizabeth ...

Harriet Catherine (Vertnar) Stenson

NEW YORK, NY. — After a long life of work and adventure, Hattie Stenson left us on October 25, 2019, at her Seattle home. Born Ydvega Machulski on April 4, 1924, in Painesdale, Hattie lived in Kenosha, Wisconsin, with her mother and four sisters until adopted by Kathryn and Philip Vertnar ...

Mary Lee Lebo

IRON MOUNTAIN — Mary Lee Lebo, 83, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara, Wisconsin. Mary Lee was born on September 5, 1936, in Calumet, daughter of the late Cleo and Genevieve (Richetta) Beaudoin. She grew up in the Copper Country and was a ...

B. Frank Sager

HOUGHTON — B. Frank Sager, 86, a former resident of Ahmeek and currently of Houghton passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at his home. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Carl A. Leutz

CHASSELL — Carl A. Leutz, 84, a resident of Chassell, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Canal View - Houghton County in Hancock, where he had been a resident patient. He was born on April 10, 1935, in Monroe, a son of the late Wilbur and Kathrine (Beeker) Leutz. Carl was raised ...

Suzanne B. McLean

CHASSELL — Suzanne B. McLean, 102, a resident of Chassell, passed away Sunday morning October 27, 2019, at her home with her family by her side. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Stephanie Shem

HOUGHTON — Stephanie Shem, 90, a resident of Arbor Green in Houghton, passed away Friday, October 25, 2019, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. She was born on June 29, 1929, in Wilton, North Dakota. to the late Michael and Mary (Sawchuk) Makowski. She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and ...

James Timothy Healy

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — James Timothy Healy, 60, of Santa Cruz, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, October 19, 2019, of a heart attack, likely caused by a pulmonary embolism. Jim was born on April 26, 1959, in Escanaba, the second child of James Timothy and Mary Sanregret Healy. ...

John Stewart Pelletier

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — John Stewart Pelletier, 84, of Fond du Lac, went to his heavenly home on Sunday, October 20, 2019. He was born on November 21, 1934 in Houghton, the son of the late John and Evelyn Pelletier (nee Perreault). John’s family moved to Fond du Lac in 1952 and graduated from ...

Robert E. Houle, Jr.

HANCOCK — Robert E. Houle, Jr., 65, of Hancock, passed away suddenly at his home, on Monday, October 21, 2019, following an apparent heart attack. He was born on October 6, 1954, the son of Robert E. Houle Sr. and June D. (Koski) Houle. He was married to Joyce Julio on October 11, 1980. ...

Sandra Louise (Matson) Barrette

DOLLAR BAY - Sandra Louise (Matson) Barrette, 79, of Dollar Bay, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Sandy was born at home on February 9, 1940, in Lake Linden to Wilfred & Gladys Matson. She graduated from Dollar Bay High School in 1958. She was united in ...

Robert Joseph Nominelli, DDS

HANCOCK — Robert Joseph Nominelli, DDS, 88, of Hancock, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at the Omega House. Bob was born in Hancock, to Joseph “Bat” and Gertrude (Saam) Nominelli on June 24, 1931. He graduated from Hancock High School in 1949 and attended Michigan ...