Obituaries

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) ...

Nancy Graffis

Nancy Graffis, 85, of Lake Linden passed away at home on the evening of September 20, 2016 with family by her side. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.

Gail Pouttu

Gail Pouttu, 62, a resident of Hancock, passed away peacefully Monday, September 19, 2016 at Cypress Manor Nursing Home in Hancock following a lengthy illness.The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Houghton are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at ...

Catherine Plowe

HOUGHTON Catherine Plowe, 88, a former resident of Houghton, passed away Friday evening, September 16, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where she had been a resident-patient for the past two years.She was born on January 25, 1928, on Quincy Hill, a daughter of the ...

Doris A. Crowley

IONIA Doris A. Crowley, 80, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016.Doris was born Doris Ann Bauer on January 15, 1936, in Lansing. She was the daughter of Leo and Rose Bauer.Doris was a 1953 graduate from St. Mary High School in Lansing, where she attended with her classmate and ...

Erwin A. Massie

ATLANTIC MINE Erwin A. Massie, 59, a resident of Atlantic Mine passed away at his home on Sunday, September 18, 2016, following a courageous battle with cancer.He was born on June 16, 1957, in Hancock a son of Edward and Noel (Arndt) Massie.He attended the Chassell schools and graduated from ...

Delores Fisher

Delores Fisher, 81, a former resident of Calumet, passed away peacefully at her home in Marquette on Sunday September 18, 2016.Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Faith L. Lehto

Services for Faith L. Lehto, a resident of the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock and former Houghton resident, who passed away Saturday morning September 17, 2016, will be held Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 5pmat St. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church in Houghton with Pastor Arron ...