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Obituaries

Ronald K. Heikkinen

ATLANTIC MINE - Ronald K. Heikkinen, 82, of Flushing, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Ron was born on July 12, 1934, in Atliantic Mine, the son of Emil and Helia (Rautio) Heikkinen. He married Barbara Bleau on August 31, 1956. Ron and Barb have four children, Gerald (deceased), ...

Donna Jaaskelainen

MOHAWK - Donna Jaaskelainen, 58, a resident of Mohawk, passed away suddenly on December 17, 2016, at home surrounded by her family. Donna was the heart and soul of her family. She is survived by her parents, Gordon and Virginia Jaaskelainen; and her sister, Gayl. Donna is preceded in ...

Wilfred E. Archer

Wilfred E. Archer, 90, a resident of Quincy Hill passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at home. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Raymond Elmer Jolgren

PELKIE - Raymond Elmer Jolgren, 99, of Pelkie, died on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at home, three days short of his 100th birthday. He was born on December 17, 1916, in Hancock, a son of Emil and Hilda (Lexson) Jolgren of Pelkie. Raymond moved to Detroit as a young man and worked at Ford ...

William Edsel Orr

ROCKLEDGE - Surrounded by his loving family, William Orr, 84, passed away in hospice care in  Rockledge on December 1, 2016. Born February 19, 1932, in Calumet, Bill relocated to the Detroit area after serving in the U.S. Army. There he began his career as an electronic technician for ...

Charles Henry Heikkinen

Charles Henry Heikkinen, age 87, a resident of Calumet passed away peacefully on Friday November 18, 2016 at Delaware House in Portage Pointe. Funeral services will be held on Thursday December 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm at the Calumet United Methodist Church with Pastor Jayme Palaszeski to ...

John Winquist

John Winquist, age 82, of Kearsarge passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.

Deborah Susan Wanttaja

CALUMET – Deborah Susan Wanttaja (McLean), born on May 22, 1952, in Detroit, to Glenn and Ivy Wanttaja, passed away at her home in Calumet, on December 3, 2016. Debbie, as she preferred to be called, graduated with a B.A. in Marketing from Michigan State University in 1974 and worked at ...

Kenneth Bernard Tebbe

TOIVOLA - Kenneth Bernard Tebbe, 76, a resident of Bay City and Toivola, died Monday, December 12, 2016, in Bay City. Ken was born in Detroit, on July 15, 1940.  He grew up in Toivola and was a 1960 graduate of the Jeffers High School in Painesdale. After graduating high school, Ken served ...

Marianne Sophie Kilpela

FULTON - Marianne Sophie Kilpela, 79, passed away unexpectedly in a housefire on Friday, December 16, 2016. She was born on April 1, 1937, in Hamtramck, to William and Florence (Bardal) Trembley. Marianne loved her Avon jewelry and nail polish. In her free time, she enjoyed going to the ...

Norman Kilpela

FULTON - Norman Kilpela, 73, a resident of Fulton, passed away unexpectedly in a house fire on Friday, December 16, 2016. He was born on August 27, 1943, in Fulton to Urho and Alice (Cardinal) Kilpela. Norman attended the local schools and at a young age he and his siblings went off to work ...

Shirley M. (Carl) Kukkonen

CHASSELL - Shirley M. (Carl) Kukkonen, 94, a former Hancock, resident and current resident of Chassell and Phoenix, Arizona, passed away in Arizona on December 15, 2016, of natural causes. Born on February 8, 1922, in the Finnish community of Duluth Minnesota, she was the daughter of Gust and ...

Donald “Don” Janovsky

Donald "Don" Janovsky, 85, of the Green Acres Rd., Houghton, died Sunday, December 18, 2016, at UP Health System-Marquette.  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Mountain View Mortuary of South Range, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

Martha “Mardi” Mae Dakota

Martha "Mardi" Mae Dakota, 78, of Baraga, MI walked on, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home in L'Anse.

Raymond Elmer Jolgren

Raymond Elmer Jolgren, 99, of Pelkie, MI passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobson Funeral Home in L'Anse.

Alfred Gunnari

Alfred Gunnari, 75, of Mohawk passed away at home on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.

Esther M. Bunker

Esther M. Bunker, 93, of Baraga passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Bayside Village, L'Anse. Funeral arrangements for Esther are incomplete and will be announced by the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse. Esther's obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at ...

Edwin J. “Jack” Reynolds

ONTONAGON - Edwin J. “Jack”  Reynolds,  passed away on December 8, 2016, at Aspirus L.T.C. in Ontonagon. Jack was born in Ontonagon on January 4, 1927, the son of John and Violet (Penegor) Reynolds. He attended school in Rockland and was a graduate of Roger Clark. He was the ...

William Eugene Emery

ZEBA - William Eugene Emery, 80, of Zeba, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016, at his home. He was born March 4, 1936, in L’Anse, son of William Emery and Margaret (Schofield) Sipe. In 1954, Gene graduated from Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota. He was in the U.S. Air Force from ...

Barbara J. Podner

HOUGHTON - Barbara J. Podner, 67, a resident of Arbor Green, in Houghton and former South Range and Iron River resident, died unexpectedly due to an apparent heart attack at her home on Thursday, December 8, 2016. She was born on June 21, 1949, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Henry and ...