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Obituaries

David ‘Dave’ Paul Latvala

MOHAWK — David (Dave) Paul Latvala, 69, passed away peacefully at his home on July 5, 2020, with family by his side, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Dave was born on May 26, 1951 in Laurium, the son of the late Victor and Rose (Stiglich) Latvala. He graduated from Calumet High ...

Helen E. Mannan

ONTONAGON — Helen E. Mannan, 95, a resident of Ontonagon, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020, at the Omega House in Houghton. Helen was born at home to Henry and Sanna (Katjamaki) Kangas on April 19, 1925. She went to elementary school in Rumely and later graduated from Eben High ...

Jill VanderMeer

ALLOUEZ — Jill VanderMeer, 65, a resident of Allouez, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at the Omega House in Houghton. She was born on August 21, 1954, in Lansing to Peter and Jean (Petrie) VanderMeer. She grew up in Okemos and graduated from Okemos High School with the ...

Linda Kay (Corrigan) Schneller

BOOTJACK — Linda Kay (Corrigan) Schneller, 58, of Bootjack, passed away at The Omega House in Houghton, on July 3, 2020. She was born on January 13, 1962, a daughter of Thomas and Jeanette (Johnson) Corrigan. She attended Dollar Bay High School. Linda Worked at Vollwerth’s, Our Lady of ...

Estelle Alexandra Lee

CALUMET — Estelle Alexandra lee, died suddenly on Monday, at the tender age of 28. She was the daughter to Stacy St. George and sister to Jesse, Cali and Christian St. George of Calumet. Sister to Asha, Stephanie, and Barbie in Arizona, and Dennis, Vernon, Daniel and Christopher all of ...

Teresa Mohar Krats

TUCSON, Ariz. — Teresa Mohar Krats, 77, a resident of Tucson, Arizona passed away peacefully on June 9, 2020. She was born on September 23, 1942, daughter of Florian and Frances (Jenich) Mohar in Calumet. She attended and graduated from the Sacred Heart High School with the Class of 1960. ...

Vincent ‘Vinny’ Kaster

LAKE LINDEN — ­ Vincent ‘Vinny’ Kaster, 55, a resident patient at Canal View Houghton County, died Monday, July 6, 2020, at UP Health System-Portage. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Grace Lutheran Church in South Range. Visitation will be one hour ...

Robert F. ‘Bob’ Filer

HOUGHTON — Robert F. “Bob” Filer, 78, of Houghton, passed away on Thursday evening, July 2, 2020 at Canal View Houghton County in Hancock. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in Hancock.

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 ...