Obituaries

Jean Ovitz Scott

SPREAD EAGLE - Jean Ovitz Scott, 94, of Spread Eagle, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at ManorCare Health Services.She was born on May 3, 1922, in Laona, Wisconsin, daughter of Dr. Ernest G. and Annabel Brooks Ovitz.She was graduated from Kemper Hall, Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1941 and ...

Sonya Yaniskivis

RIPLEY Sonya Yaniskivis, formerly of Ripley, passed away on Sunday morning, October 9, 2016, from a lengthy terminal illness. She was 76 years young.Sonya was born Sonya June Lee on August 19, 1940, in Syracuse, New York. She graduated from Onondaga Valley High School in 1958 and attended ...

Selma Esther Karjala

GWINN Our loving mother, Selma (Sally) Esther Karjala, 95, of Gwinn, peacefully passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family.She was born May 21, 1921, in Hancock, the 6th of 12 children of Charles (Kalle) and Ulriika Lantto. She graduated from Dollar Bay High ...

Paul Perreault

LAKE LINDEN Paul Perreault, 61, of Lake Linden, passed away after a short illness at the University of Michigan Health Center on October 10, 2016.Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Jean Scott

Jean Scott, 94, of Spread Eagle, Wisc., died Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford.Funeral arrangements are incomplete.The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.

Peter P. Wiita

LAKE LINDEN Peter P. Wiita, 76, of Lake Linden, passed away at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital on October 10, 2016.Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Frances “Cookie” Mills

LAKE LINDEN Frances "Cookie" Mills, of Lake Linden, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016, following a long illness.She was born on February 25, 1943, in White Lake, Wisconsin, to George and Eunice Simmons. At a young age, she was placed with her parents, Marvin and Ione Holtz. She was a ...

Katherine McKay

Flags flew at helfstaff on Mackinac Island in honor of Katherine Mary (Bynoe) McKay, 51, who passed away, Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at University Hospital in Ann Arbor.Katie was born on February 2, 1965, in Detroit to Robert H. and Judith A. (Dufina) Bynoe and from the age of three, spent ...

Keith D. Karvonen

A gathering of family and friends for Keith D. Karvonen, 61, of Atlantic Mine, who passed away September 17, 2016, will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Brownstone Hall in Atlantic Mine. Arrangements are being handled by the Mountain View Mortuary of South Range, ...

Edward Joseph “Barney” Bullock

Edward Joseph "Barney" Bullock, 72, of L'Anse, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016, at DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home.

Sonya Yaniskivis

RIPLEY Sonya Yaniskivis, formerly of Ripley, passed away at Cypress Manor in Hancock on Sunday morning, October 9, 2016.The O'NeillDennis Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting with the arrangements which are still incomplete.

Elvi (Hill) Saviniemi

SOUTHFIELD - Elvi (Hill) Saviniemi, 95, of Southfield, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2016.She was the beloved wife of the recently deceased, Rafael, for 73 years; dearest mother of Ann Saviniemi and Lois (John) Sefcovic; loving grandmother of Matthew (Crystal) and Ryan Sefcovic, and ...

Helen “Peewee” Cunningham

HANCOCK - Helen "Peewee" Cunningham, 88, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, after a short battle with cancer.Helen was born on January 15, 1928, at home in Demmon now Boston Location to Andrew and Pauline Karvonen. Helen attended ...

Paul W. Koljonen Sr.

LAURIUM - Paul W. Koljonen Sr., 88, a resident of Laurium, passed away on October 5, 2016, at UP Health System-Marquette following a short illness.He was born on June 12, 1928, in Mohawk, a son of the late Albert and Minnie (Lampi) Koljonen. Paul attended the local schools, graduating from ...

Aubrey W. (Gib) Gibson

CHASSELL - Aubrey W. (Gib) Gibson, P.E., 97, formerly of Chassell, now residing at the Bluffs in Houghton, passed away at his home on Wednesday evening, October 5, 2016.He was born on August 13, 1919, in Topeka, Kansas, the son of the late Aubrey and Bertha Gibson.Following high school ...

Keith David Karvonen

ATLANTIC MINE - Keith David Karvonen, 61, a resident of Atlantic Mine, passed away on September 17, 2016, as a result of a boating accident.Keith was born in Ashland, Wisconsin, on April 24, 1955, a son of Raymond and Gloria (Dulong) Karvonen and attended the Adams Township schools.Keith worked ...

James W. Hiltunen

ALSTON - James W. Hiltunen, 81, of Alston, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at UP Health System-Portage in Hancock.He was born on April 7, 1935, at the family farm in Alston, the son of William and Kathleen (Phillippi) Hiltunen. Jim attended Alston School.At age of 16, he began hauling ...

Nancy Carol Swanberg (Turan)

CLINTON, Mass. - Nancy Carol Swanberg (Turan), 74, of Clinton, Massachusetts, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at her residence.Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, Massachusetts.A Memorial Service will follow ...

Paul Koljonen Sr.

Paul Koljonen Sr., age 88, a resident of Laurium passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 5, 2016 at UP Health System-Marquette.Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Marie Regis

Marie Regis, 94, of Calumet passed away on Wednesday evening, October 5, 2016, at the Omega House.Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.