Obituaries

Harold R. ‘Harky’ Usitalo

HANCOCK — Harold R. "Harky" Usitalo, 84, of Lakeview Manor in Hancock, passed away at his home on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting with the arrangements which are still incomplete.

Leslie A. ‘Les’ Haataja

L’ANSE — Leslie A. “Les” Haataja, 61, of L’Anse, died peacefully Friday, June 9, 2017, at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Chicago on February 18, 1956, the son of Alex and Rosemary (Spruce) Haataja. Les was raised in L’Anse and graduated from ...

Ruth L. Verville

HANCOCK — Ruth L. Verville, 91, of Hancock, passed away on Sunday morning, June 11, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. Ruth was born on December 24, 1925, in Painesdale to the late Matti and Hilma Matero and attended local schools. On August 2, 1947, she was ...

Sandra L. (Jonathan) Henkel

PELKIE — Sandra L. (Jonathan) Henkel, 75, a resident of Pelkie, passed away June 8, 2017 in Petersburg, Alaska, while on vacation. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

Charles Stodola

CALUMET — Charles Stodola, 73, a resident of Calumet passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at GardenView Assisted Living and Memory Care in Calumet. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Hjalmer ‘Arvid’ Frusti

HANCOCK — Hjalmer "Arvid" Frusti, 82, a former resident of Hancock passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at GardenView Assisted Living and Memory Care in Calumet. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Harold R. Usitalo

HANCOCK — Harold R. Usitalo, 84, of Lakeview Manor in Hancock, passed away at his home on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting with the arrangements which are still incomplete.

Lorraine A. Fowler

HANCOCK — Lorraine A. Fowler, 84, of Hancock, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Lighthouse at Hancock. The O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock has been in charge of her arrangements.

Mary Tomlinson

Lake Linden — Mary Tomlinson, 86, of Lake Linden, died on Nov. 28, 2016. A funeral liturgy will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, at the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden with Father Joseph Boakye Yiadom to officiate. Friends may call for an hour before the service at the funeral home.

Arthur Chaput

HUBBELL — Arthur Chaput, resident of Hubbell, passed away at his home after a long illness on June 8, 2017. He was born at Calumet Public Hospital, a son of Arthur, Sr. and Mamie (Remillard) Chaput. He was a graduate of Lake Linden-Hubbell High School and the Wolverine Trade/Art School in ...

Darlene Ann Hahn

LUDINGTON — Darlene Ann Hahn, 85, of Ludington, passed away peacefully June 7, 2017, at home with family, joining her husband of 66 years, the late William Henry Hahn, who preceded her to heaven by just 47 days. She was born October 8, 1931, in Muskegon, to the late, William “Curly” and ...

KBIC gives $8K from casino revenue

BARAGA — The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council donated more than $8,000 to local causes when it met Saturday. The council allocated $2,500 in 2 percent funds, pending finding a pass-through group, to the Trail Riders Enthusiasts Alliance of Marquette County for a utility ...

Kathryn R. Sauvola

CHASSELL — Kathryn R. Sauvola, 81, a former resident of Chassell, passed away at the Light House at Hubbell, where she had been a resident-patient for the past four years. She was born on March 23, 1936, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Cecilia (Beauchamp) Colombe. She ...

Kenneth J. Holland

TROY — Kenneth J. Holland passed away on June 2, 2017. He was the loving husband of Jeannette for 63 years; dear father of David Holland (Kathleen), Sharon Ottney and Karen Kosnak (Mike); abd also had seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Family will receive friends Saturday, ...

Rose Marie Skoviak

ONTONAGON — Rose Marie Skoviak, 84, of Ontonagon, passed away January, 18, 2017. Rose Marie was born to Arthur and Louise King on June 2, 1933, in Ewen, where she was raised and attended school. She graduated from Ewen High School with the Class of 1952. In 1954, she wed Calvin Hansen ...

Sarah Jean Teddy

LAURIUM — Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” On June 3rd of 2017, Sarah Jean Teddy left this earth and entered into the Glorious Light of the Lord after struggling and losing a lengthy battle with personal health issues. She ...

Kathryn Sauvola

CHASSELL — Kathryn Sauvola, 81, a former resident of Chassell passed away at the Light House at Hubbell where she had been a resident patient for the past four years. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a ...

Ricky L. Gleeson

LAKE LINDEN — Ricky L. Gleeson passed away on August 1, 2016. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, at the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Lake Linden with Father Joseph Boakye Yiadom to officiate. The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden is assisting with arrangements.

Dorothy Olson

HOUGHTON CANAL — A graveside service for Dorothy Olson, 93, of the Houghton Canal area, who passed away April 20, 2017, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Oskar Cemetery with Pastor Jesse Aho to officiate. Arrangements are being handled by the Jukuri-Antila Funeral ...

Suellen (Sue) M. Reynolds

HOUGHTON — Suellen (Sue) M. Reynolds, 77, of Houghton, Michigan, died from a broken heart and natural causes on Monday, May 29, 2017, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility (HCMCF), rejoining her beloved husband David who passed away three months prior. After 51 years together in ...