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Obituaries

Mary Lou Maki

HOUGHTON — Mary Lou Maki, 79, a former resident of Houghton, passed away Friday evening, March 16, 2018, at the Medora House of Portage Pointe in Hancock, where she had been a resident. She was born on October 29, 1938, in Detroit, a daughter of the late Lillian (McLean) Adams. As a child ...

Ruth Kauppi

HOWELL — Ruth Kauppi, 80, died on March 19, 2018, in Howell. Ruth was born in Detroit on November 24, 1937. She was raised in Hancock and was a graduate of Hancock High School. Ruth later attended Highland Park General Hospital School of nursing, receiving her Nursing degree in ...

Gladys Dooley Roman

LAURIUM — Gladys Dooley Roman, 93, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton. Her death was due to congestive heart failure. The former Gladys Alcala was born July 5, 1924, in Kansas. She was the daughter of Manuel and Francis (Figueroa) Alcala. She married ...

Gloria A. Galer

L'ANSE — Gloria A. Galer, 71, of L'Anse and formerly of Ontonagon, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Bayside Village in L'Anse. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel in L'Anse has been entrusted with the arrangements. Gloria's complete obituary may be viewed and condolence sent to the ...

Thomas Lee Roth

L'ANSE — Thomas Lee Roth, 61, of L'Anse, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse.

Deborah Joy Aho

HANCOCK — Deborah Joy Aho, 64, a resident of Hancock, passed away at home surrounded by her family early Saturday morning, March 17, 2018. Deborah was the second youngest in a family of 12 siblings. She grew up in Chassell and graduated from Chassell High School in 1971. After ...

Dr. Albert ‘Al’ Saari

PLYMOUTH, Minn. — Dr. Albert “Al” Saari, 81, of Plymouth, Minnesota, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 14, 2018. Albert was born in Askel, Michigan, in 1937. Maternal grandmother, Anna Lantto Naasko, raised him on the family farm after his mother died in 1939. He ...

Rex G. Carlson

PAINESDALE — Rex Carlson, 81, a resident of Painesdale, passed away early Thursday morning on March 15, 2018, at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born, Rex Gene Carlson, on November 10, 1936, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a son to the late Raymond and Evelyn (Huffman) ...

Dolores C. Maki

HANCOCK — Dolores C. Maki, 92, a former resident of Baltic, passed away Monday morning, March 19, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where she had been a resident patient for the past seven years. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are ...

Deborah J. Aho

HANCOCK — Deborah J. Aho, 64, a resident of Hancock, passed away at home surrounded by her family early Saturday morning, March 17, 2018. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Marylou Maki

HOUGHTON — Marylou Maki, 79, a former resident of Houghton, passed away Friday evening, March 16, 2018, at the Medora House of Portage pointe in Hancock where she had been a resident patient. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Houghton are assisting the family with the ...

Kevin Eric Aho

HOUGHTON — Kevin Eric Aho, 61, of Houghton, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at UP Health-Marquette. He was born April 15, 1956, in Aurora, Illinois, son of Reuben and Bertha (Lahti) Aho. Kevin moved to Elo in 1965 where he attended the John A. Doelle School in Tapiola and ...

Rex G. Carlson

PAINESDALE — Rex. G. Carlson, 81, a resident of Painesdale, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018, at his home with family by his side. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Mountain View Mortuary of South Range, Antila Funeral Service, Inc

Dennis John Gedvillas

HOUGHTON — Dennis John Gedvillas, 62, a resident of the Houghton Canal area, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at his home with family by his side. He was born April 21, 1955, in Ironwood, Michigan, to Joseph and Ruth (Schnabel) Gedvillas. Dennis graduated from Houghton High School and ...

Donald G. Lundin

HANCOCK — Donald G. Lundin, 89, of Hancock, passed away on Wednesday morning, March 14, 2018, at Portage Pointe of UP Health System-Portage in Hancock. He was born in Calumet on October 25, 1928, a son of the late Carl “Ed” and Anna (Rompainen) Lundin. He attended local schools and ...

Edgar A. ‘Socko’ Larche

ESCANABA — Edgar A. “Socko” Larche, 87, of Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone. He was born on December 22, 1930, in Dollar Bay, son of Arthur J. and Laura M. (Miron) Larche. Socko was born, raised and attended school in Dollar ...

Francis J. Cloutier

LAURIUM — Francis J. Cloutier, 96, a resident of Gardenview Assisted Living Facility, died peacefully with his family by his side on March 11, 2018, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital. He was born on December 13, 1921, a son of Alphonse and Rose Cloutier in Laurium. He was a graduate of Sacred ...

Robert A. ‘Bob’ Usitalo

HOUGHTON CANAL — Robert A. “Bob” Usitalo, 84, a resident of the Houghton Canal area, died Monday, March 12, 2018, with his loving family by his side. He was born July 24, 1933, in Oskar, a son of the late Herbert and Violet (Mayra) Usitalo. He was a graduate of the Houghton High ...

Kevin Eric Aho

HOUGHTON — Kevin Eric Aho, 61, of Houghton passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at UP Health Marquette. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home in L'Anse.

David R. Perreault

HUBBELL — David R. Perreault, 51, died on March 7, 2018. Born and raised in Hubbell, David, a multi-sport athlete, graduated from Lake Linden-Hubbell High School, where his considerable foot speed was outshone only by a quick wit and an easy smile. He spent most of his adult life living ...