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Obituaries

Raymond Gerald Nelson

CALUMET - Raymond Gerald Nelson, 78, of Calumet and a resident of Houghton County Medical Care Facility, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. He was born on August 22, 1938, the son of the late Elwood and Mary (Tapani) Nelson. Raymond worked the majority of his career with the local ...

Barbara J Belisle

HOOVER, Alab. - Barbara J. Belisle, a resident of the Galleria Woods Brookdale Retirement Community in Hoover, Alabama, passed away on March 19, 2017. Barbara was born in Oneco Township, Michigan, on May 22, 1940, to parents Matt Koski and Ida Rinkinen Koski (both deceased.) She was a ...

Barbara (Burkman) Patterson

LANGLEY, British Colombia – Barbara (Burkman) Patterson passed away on February 4, 2017 in Langley, British Columbia. She is survived by three children, Robert (Shannon) Patterson of Calgary, Alberta; Nancy Cameron of Langley, British Columbia; Jason (May) Patterson of North Vancouver, ...

Gerald E. Kotila

HOUGHTON/ HANCOCK – Gerald E. Kotila, 83, a resident of the Bluffs Senior Living Community and former Hancock resident, passed away at UP–Health System Portage Hospital on Tuesday March 14, 2017, where he had been a patient for the past day. He was born on October 4, 1933, in Ripley, a ...

Patricia A. Weege

Patricia “Pat” Weege, beloved wife, mother, mother–in–law and grandmother, passed peacefully into eternal life on Sunday, March 19, 2017. She was born in Oconto, Wisconsin, on June 25 to Herb and Ruby (Deimer) Telford. Pat attended Lincoln School and graduated from Oconto High ...

Ross A. Seppala

LAKE LINDEN – Ross A. Seppala, 49, of New Franken, Wisconsin, passed away unexpectedly on March 18, 2017, after fighting a long battle with dystonia. He was born January 25, 1968, in Laurium, a son of Darlene (Rheault) Hughes and Bill Seppala. Ross graduated from the Lake ...

Joel Robert Mattila

CALUMET – Joel Robert Mattila was called home to be with our Lord on March 18, 2017. He was born July 20, 1943, to the late Robert of Ferndale and Dorothy Mattila of Phillipsville, formerly of Ferndale, Michigan. Joel attended Ferndale area schools in Lower Michigan, prior to moving to ...

Kristie Kontur

MOHAWK – Kristie Kontur, 51, passed into the fullness of life in Christ Tuesday, morning, and to reunion with her beloved Dad, Mom and Grandmother. Kris grew up near Carleton, Michigan, attending St. Patrick’s Grade School and in 1984, graduated from St. Mary’s Academy High School in ...

Billy Heikkinen

Billy Heikkinen, 42, a resident of Fulton passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Raymond Nelson

Raymond Nelson, 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Marjorie Kovachich

CALUMET – Marjorie Kovachich, passed away at her home in the same manner she lived, gracefully and peacefully, on March 17, 2017. Margie was born July 2, 1922 to Mike and Mary (Kasun) Perko. She grew up in Raymbaultown on Calumet Avenue, a few blocks from her beloved current home. She ...

Earl C. Versailles

WAUKESHA, Wis. – Earl C. Versailles, 78, of Waukesha, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2017. Earl was born February 14, 1939, in Lake Linden located in the Upper Peninsula. Earl is the son of the late Clement and Violet (Carlson) Versailles. He is a veteran of the United States Army, ...

Marjorie Kovachich

CALUMET – Marjorie Kovachich, passed away at her home in the same manner she lived, gracefully and peacefully, on March 17, 2017. Margie was born July 2, 1922 to Mike and Mary (Kasun) Perko. She grew up in Raymbaultown on Calumet Avenue, a few blocks from her beloved current home. She ...

Gwendolyn A. Malnar

CALUMET – Gwendolyn A. Malnar, 74, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Lighthouse of Hancock, where she was a resident for a year and a half. She was born on January 15, 1943, in Laurium, to Waino and Viola (Peltonen) Jokela. She attended ...

Joel R. Mattila

Joel R. Mattila, 73, a resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Lighthouse of Hancock. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home of Calumet.

Clarence R. Sibilsky

Clarence R. Sibilsky, age 80, of Hancock passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at The Lighthouse of Hancock, Hancock. Clarence's complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to reidfuneralservicchapel.com. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Ronald W. Erickson

Ronald W. Erickson, 74, formerly of Greenland, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 19, 2017 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. A memorial service will be held in April at the Canale–Tonella Funeral Home in Marquette. Burial with military honors will take place at Maple ...

Marie Harjala

Marie Harjala, 94, a resident of Calumet and for the past two years a resident of the Norlite Nursing Home in Marquette, went home to be with the Lord on March 16, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Danny R. Koski

NEENAH, Wis. – Danny R. Koski, 59, of Neenah, Wisconsin, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March, 6, 2017, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah. He was born on October 10, 1957, in Michigan, a son of the late Raymond and Bertha (Winquist) Koski. Danny was employed with ...