Obituaries

Donna “Kitty” Ackerson

Donna "Kitty" Ackerson, 74, a resident of Calumet passed away on Sunday September 4, 2016 at UP Health System-Portage.The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Jason E. Orchard

MERRILL, Wis. - Jason E. Orchard, 34, of Merrill, Wisconsin, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016.Jason was born on September 18, 1981, in Marquette, the son of Marlene (Visuri) Orchard and the late Ernest Orchard.Jason was engaged to his long-time sweetheart, Jennifer Hoover, who ...

Marie (Ozello) Massi

CALUMET - Marie (Ozello) Massi, 80, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2016.Marie was born to Joseph and Mary (Arietta) Ozello on October 3, 1935, in Calumet. She went to school at Sacred Heart and Calumet High School, graduating with the Class of 1953.Marie was united in marriage to John ...

Daniel J. Kaasa

CHASSELL - Daniel J. Kaasa, 65, a resident of Chassell, passed away Monday, September 5, 2016, at UP Health System-Marquette following a lengthy illness.He was born on January 6, 1951, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, a son of Dorothy (Systelien) Kaasa and the late Ivan Kaasa.Dan was raised in the ...

Weldon White

Weldon White, 94, a resident of Calumet passed away peacefully at his home on Friday September 2, 2016.Memorial service will be held on Saturday September 10, 2016 at 12 p.m. at the Calumet United Methodist Church with Pastor Jayme Palaszeski to officiate. Friends may call at the Calumet United ...

Kathleen J. ‘Cait’ McInnes

L'ANSE/BEACON HILL - Kathleen J. "Cait" McInnes, 38,of L'Anse and the Beacon Hill area, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.Arrangements are being handled by the O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock.

Carol Jean (Rudd) Lowney

HOUGHTON - Carol Jean (Rudd) Lowney, 88, a resident of Houghton passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at her home following an apparent heart attack.Carol was born on July 3, 1928, to Carlos and Florida (Groleau) Rudd in Menominee. She spent part of her early youth in Eben Junction where her ...

Chetwood A. Van Aken

CHASSELL - Chetwood A. Van Aken, 28, a resident of Chassell, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, August 28, 2016.He was born on August 15, 1988, in Sandusky, Ohio, a son of Chetwood C. and Lorelie (Thee) Van Aken. Chet was raised in Ohio, Wyoming, California and Quincy, Illinois, ...

Jonathan L. Luoma

LAKE STATION, Ind. - Jonathan L. Luoma, 42, of Lake Station, Indiana, formerly of Toivola, passed away September 3, 2016.He was a Nace Level 3 Inspector. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and a loyal and dedicated husband and father.Jonathan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Irving ...

Daniel Kontur

Daniel Kontur, 78, a resident of Mohawk, passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 7, 2016 at the Omega House in Houghton.The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Carol Lowney

Carol J. Lowney, 88, a resident of Houghton, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at her home following an apparent heart attack.A Mass of Christian Burial for Carol will be held at 11 am on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church of Houghton, with Fr. John ...

John Robert Siller

ANN ARBOR - John Robert Siller, 84, of Ann Arbor, formerly of Houghton and Jacobsville, passed away on August 29, 2016, in Ann Arbor.John was born to Guy Cundy Siller and V. Marie (nee Brassaw) Siller in Houghton on July 18, 1932. John attended Houghton Public Schools, graduating from Houghton ...

Weldon Jurva

PRINCESS POINT - Weldon Jurva, 94, passed away on August 31, 2016, at UP Health System-Portage.He was born to August and Hildur (Moilanen) Jurva on February 2, 1922, in Hancock.In his youth, he lived in Pontiac and went to work in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great ...

Ross J. Wiitanen

Ross J. Wiitanen, 50, passed away Thursday evening at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where he had been a resident patient. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home of Hancock, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

Ross J. Wiitanen

HANCOCK A Mass of Christian Burial for Ross J. Wiitanen, 50, who died September 1, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 9, 2016, at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Houghton. Visitation will be from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. on Friday in the ...

Verna Cadwell

Verna Cadwell, age 91, a former resident of Calumet passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday September 2, 2016 at Cypress Manor in Hancock.Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet on Tuesday September 6, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.A ...

Weldon White

Weldon White, 94, a resident of Calumet passed away at his home with his family by his side on Friday September 2, 2016.A memorial service will be held Saturday September 10th at the Calumet United Methodist Church.The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home will announce a compete obituary on ...

Doris M. (Koskela) Heikkinen

WESTLAND Doris M. (Koskela) Heikkinen, a resident of Westland and Toivola, passed away in Westland on August 25, 2016, hours shy of her 95th birthday.Doris was born August 26, 1921, in Virginia, Minnesota, but grew up in Floodwood, Minnesota.Doris earned her R.N degree from the Swedish ...

Marjorie Helen Ilona (Tulpo) Frye

MURRIETA, Calif. - Marjorie Helen Ilona (Tulpo) Frye, 100, of Murrieta, California, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Saturday, August 13, 2016.She was born in Centennial Heights on September 13, 1915.She is survived by their five children, Elizabeth Courter of Murrieta, Dennis ...

Robert G. Myers

LAKE LINDEN Robert G. Myers, 74, a resident of Lake Linden, died August 30, 2016, at UP Health System-Portage Hospital.He was born on August 6, 1942, a son of William Myers and Lucretia (Noye) Myers. He attended Sacred Heart School in Calumet, then Lake Linden Hubbell High School before ...