Obituaries

Weldon Jurva

Weldon Jurva, 94, passed away on August 31, 2016 at UP Health System Portage. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.

Claire Normand Orr

LAURIUM - Claire Normand Orr, 94, of Laurium, died on August 30, 2016.Claire Orr was born in Lake Linden on September 15, 1921, the youngest child of Aime and Clarice (Piche) Normand. She graduated from Lake Linden High School.On February 11, 1949, Claire married Frederick G. Orr. He preceded ...

Clifton D. ‘Skip’ Rautio

ATLANTIC MINE - Clifton D. "Skip" Rautio, 80, a resident of Atlantic Mine, passed away Tuesday evening, August 23, 2016, at his home following a lengthy battle with cancer.He was born on February 28, 1936, in Redridge a son of the late Wayne and Gertrude (Timonen) Rautio.As a child, Clifton ...

Wayne Claude Poisson

GLADSTONE - Wayne Claude Poisson, 82, of Gladstone, quietly departed this life on Sunday, August 28, 2016.He was born August 16, 1934, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, to the late Dennis and Ozaline (Perreault) Poisson, later moving with his family to Lake Linden, where he was a long-time resident.He ...

Ruth Eleanore Smith

RAMONA, Calif. - Ruth Eleanore Smith, 93, passed away on August 27, 2016, at Pomerado Hospital in Poway, California.She was born on January 9, 1923, to William and Mary (Maatta) Matson in Copper City. She attended school in Copper City and graduated from Calumet High School in 1942.She resided ...

Janet Rheault Vandiver

LAKE LINDEN - There will be a graveside service for Janet Rheault Vandiver who passed away May 25, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, on Friday, September 2, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Lake Linden with Father Francis Dobrzenski officiating.On Saturday, September 3, 2016, Janet's family ...

Robert Glenn Myers

LAKE LINDEN - Robert Glenn Myers, 74, of Lake Linden, passed away at UP Health System-Portage on August 30, 2016.Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

Ruth (Nyberg) Riutta

KENOSHA, Wisc. - Ruth (Nyberg) Riutta went to be with her Lord on August 26, 2016, with her son and daughter-iN-law at her side.She was born in Ironwood on September 18, 1926, and moved to New York with her family where she attended school. They moved to Kenosha in 1943 and she graduated from ...

Shirley Lorraine Ronkainen

HANCOCK - Shirley Lorraine Ronkainen, 77, a life-long Hancock resident, died Sunday, August 28, 2016, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital. She had been a resident patient at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock for the past nine years.She was born February 14, 1939, in Mason Location, ...

Florence Luella Peterson

Florence Luella Peterson, age 92 of Aura, MI passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at her home.Arrangements will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse.

Alan John “AJ” Swartz

Alan John "AJ" Swartz, age 25, of Baraga, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 in Blaine Minnesota as a result of a traffic accident. He, along with other KBIC Beartown Firefighters were on their way to bravely help fight the Box Canyon wildfire in Utah.AJ's complete obituary may be viewed and ...

James Frederick “Jimmy” Shelifoe, Jr.

James Frederick "Jimmy" Shelifoe, Jr. age 23, of Baraga, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 in Blaine, Minnesota as a result of a traffic accident. He along with other KBIC Beartown Firefighters were on their way to bravely help fight the Box Canyon wildfire in UtahJimmy's complete obituary ...

Chetwood A. VanAken

Chetwood A. VanAken, 28, a resident of Chassell, unexpectedly passed away at his home Sunday August 28, 2016.The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Claire Orr

Claire Orr, 94, a resident of Laurium passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday morning August 30, 2016 at the Omega House in Houghton.Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Jeremy Chad Kuivanen

MILFORD - Jeremy Chad Kuivanen, 42, of Milford, passed away suddenly to eternal life on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at St. John's Providence Hospital in Novi.He was born to Chadwick and Myrna Kuivanen on September 6, 1973, in Hancock.Jeremy married the love of his life, Laurie Jarvi, on July 27, ...

Ruth Smith

RAMONA, Calif. Ruth Smith, a resident of Ramona, Calif., passed away on Saturday August 27, 2016.Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.

Ann Marie (Michael) Ruddell

HANCOCK Ann Marie (Michael) Ruddell, 73, of Hancock, died Friday, August 26, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. There are no services planned at this time. Arrangements are being handled by the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home of Hancock, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

Master Sergeant Thomas A. F. Rose

HOUGHTON - Master Sergeant Thomas A. F. Rose (USAF Ret.), 84, of Houghton, died Sunday, August 21, 2016, at UP Health System-Portage.He was born April 22, 1932, in Dollar Bay, a son of the late George A. and Georgiana (Durand) Rose.Tom attended grade school in Dollar Bay for six years and then ...

Master Sergeant Thomas A. F. Rose

HOUGHTON - Master Sergeant Thomas A. F. Rose (USAF Ret.), 84, of Houghton, died Sunday, August 21, 2016, at UP Health System-Portage.He was born April 22, 1932, in Dollar Bay, a son of the late George A. and Georgiana (Durand) Rose.Tom attended grade school in Dollar Bay for six years and then ...

Vi Cloutier

LAURIUM Vi Cloutier, 94, a resident of Laurium, died peacefully with her family beside her on August 23, 2016, at the Cypress Manor Nursing Facility.She was born on April 13, 1922, a daughter of Carlos and Violet (Munch) Cane. Vi attended local schools and graduated from Calumet High School in ...