Obituaries

Mary Audine (Vance) Nelson

OSMA PLAT - Mary Audine (Vance) Nelson, 76, a resident of Osma Plat, Stanton Township, passed away Saturday evening, September 24, 2016, peacefully at her home following a multi-year struggle with ALS.Surviving are her husband, Vance Nelson; son, Tim (Heidi DePuydt) Nelson of Houghton; ...

Joseph F. Baron, M.D.

NAPLES, Fla. - Joseph F. Baron, M.D., 82, of Naples, Florida, passed away on August 7, 2016.A funeral Mass for Joseph will be celebrated on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Calumet with Fr. Abraham Mupparathara officiating.Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11 ...

John Marvin Holma

COVINGTON - John Marvin Holma, 44, of Covington, passed away unexpectedly from an apparent heart attack on Monday, September 26, 2016.Funeral services for John will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, in L'Anse, with Pastor Mark Reinsch ...

Michael Dowd

Michael Dowd, 65, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully on Monday September 26, 2016 at his home.Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Charles Rastello

HANCOCK - A private funeral service will be held for Charles G. Rastello, 94, at the Cypress Manor Nursing Home on Friday, September 30, 2016, at 2 p.m. in the Activity Room with Pastor Ken Toth to officiate.Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Arlene Stevens

LAKE LINDEN - Arlene Stevens, 82, of Lake Linden, passed away after a long illness, with her family by her side, at Our Lady of Mercy in Hubbell on September 24, 2016.She was born on October 4, 1933, in Isabella, a daughter of William G. and Signe Bonifas. She was a graduate of Nahma ...

Dolores Fisher

CALUMET -Dolores Fisher, 81, a lifelong resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully at her home in Marquette on Sunday, September 18, 2016, in the loving care of her family.She was born on October 19, 1934, in Hancock, to Walter and Eva (Olson) Englund. She attended Calumet public ...

Virginia Lindrus

Virginia S. (Norman) Lindrus, 80, a resident of Ontonagon, passed away unexpectedly Sunday September 25, 2016, at her home.The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell is assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Mary Audine (Vance) Nelson

Mary Audine (Vance) Nelson, 76, a resident of Osma Plat, passed away Saturday evening September 24, 2016, at her home following a multi year Battle with ALS.The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a ...

Christine Ruth Thornton

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Christine Ruth Thornton, a former long-time resident of Hancock, who had been missing for the past 39 years, has been located and recently identified as the victim of a homicide.Her life was tragically taken from her in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, in August of ...

Glen A. Edgar

LANCASTER, Ohio - Glen A. Edgar, 63, of Lancaster, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at his residence.He was born March 19, 1953, in Hancock, the son of the late James (Dorothy) Edgar and Martha (Paul) Dostaler.Glen graduated from Dollar Bay High School in 1971 ...

Harlo Thomas Stapleford

L'ANSE -Harlo Thomas Stapleford, 73 of L'Anse, MI passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at his home.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home.

Christine Ruth Thornton

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Christine Ruth Thornton, a former long-time resident of Hancock, who had been missing for the past 39 years, has been located and recently identified as the victim of a homicide.Her life was tragically taken from her in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, in August of ...

Gail Evelyn Pouttu

HANCOCK - Gail Evelyn Pouttu, 62, a resident of Hancock, passed away on September 19, 2016, at Cypress Manor after a three-month illness.Gail was born on October 25, 1953, in Casper, Wyoming, the daughter of the late Pentti Esa Pouttu and Hilda Narhi Pouttu of Elo. The family lived in Casper ...

Viola J. Brown

DULUTH - Viola J. Brown, 95, of Duluth, formerly of Houghton, died peacefully in the presence of family on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at the Benedictine Health Center.Viola was born on December 1, 1920, in South Range, to John and Anna Maria Jarvenpaa.Viola was a graduate of Suomi College, ...

Nancy N. Graffis

LAKE LINDEN - Nancy N. Graffis, 85, of Lake Linden, quietly and peacefully entered the nearer presence of her Lord and Savior on September 20, 2016, at home with her family by her side.She was the wife of the late Don W. Graffis, with whom she shared over 48 years of loving marriage until his ...

Christine Ruth Thornton

SAN ANTONIO, Texas Christine Ruth Thornton, a former long-time resident of Hancock, who had been missing for the past 39 years, has been located and recently identified as the victim of a homicide.Her life was tragically taken from her in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, in August of 1977.Christine ...

William H. White, Jr.

OBENHOFF William H. White, Jr., died September 20, 2016, at UP Health System-Marquette after a lengthy battle with an illness leading to a complete liver failure.Bill was born on January 11, 1967, in Everett, Washington, and graduated from Tab High School in Hampton, Virginia. He later ...

E. Jean Kruk

HOUGHTON E. Jean Kruk, a former resident of Erlanger, Kentucky, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Omega House in Houghton on September 16, 2016, where she had been a patient for over two months.She was born Elma Jean Puska on February 18, 1934, to the late Olaf and ...

Faith Lillian Lehto

HOUGHTON - Faith Lillian Lehto, 98, a former resident of Houghton, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, September 17, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility, where she had been a resident for the past five years.Faith was born April 28, 1918, to the late August and Helen (Harma) ...