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Obituaries

Robert Q. Ricard

MENOMONEE FALLS —Robert Q. Ricard, born to life on August 20, 1943, in Houghton. Born to Eternal Life December 2, 2016. Preceded in death by his daughter, Kelly; his parents, Marion and Robert Ricard. Beloved husband of Judy (nee Ferch); dear father of Jessica (Andy) Gross, Robin and ...

Senu ‘Sally’ R. Phillippi

Senu "Sally" R. Phillippi, age 100, a former resident of Pelkie died December 6, 2016 at Bayside Village Nursing Home in L'Anse, Michigan. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home on L'Anse.

Dennis H. Royce

EAGLE HARBOR — Dennis H. Royce, 87, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family.

Robert L. Wahmhoff

BARAGA – Local tree farmer Robert L. Wahmhoff, 78, of Baraga, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016, at home following a lengthy illness. He was born on February 1, 1938, in Doster, a son of the late Carl J. and Mildred (Hessling) Wahmhoff. On November 29, 1958, he was united in ...

William Joseph Pelto, Jr.

MOHAWK – William Joseph Pelto, Jr., 53, of Mohawk, passed away at UP Health System-Marquette on December 2, 2016. He was born on September 14, 1963, a son to William Joseph Pelto Sr. and Jane J. Pelto. He will be missed by all. William (Bill) loved spending time with his family at their ...

Mandy Sue Kela

Mandy Sue Kela, age 29, a resident of Dollar Bay passed away in an automobile accident on Sunday December 4, 2016. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

Deborah A. (David) Swetich

BALTIC - Deborah A. (David) Swetich, 54, a resident of Baltic, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at home with all of her family by her side, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on July 22, 1962, in Hancock a daughter of the late Arthur and Marion ...

Della P. St. John

DETROIT - Della P. St. John, 96, passed away December 3, 2016. She was born in Copper City. She is the daughter of Lauris and Petra (Carlson) Strand. On September 12, 1941, she married Lawrence St. John in Detroit. Della enjoyed cross country skiing in the U.P. and going to the casino. ...

Doris L. Swetich

HOUGHTON - Doris L. Swetich 92, a resident of the Heritage Manor Apartments in Houghton and former Dodgeville resident, passed away on Sunday afternoon, December 4, 2016, at the Omega House in Houghton following a short illness. She was born on August 10, 1924, in Dodgeville, a daughter of ...

Judith A. Siirila

PAINESDALE - Judith A. Siirila ,76, of Painesdale, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2016, at the Omega House, where she had been a resident for two days. In her younger years, Judie loved playing baseball as a pitcher. After her kids were grown, Judie enjoyed many wonderful years touring ...

Kenneth N. Tervo

CHASSELL - Kenneth N. Tervo, 93, a resident of Snake River Hill, Chassell, passed away on Sunday morning, December 4, 2016, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where he had been a resident patient for the past three years. He was born in Chassell on September, 7, 1923, a ...

Deacon Robert L. “Bob” Wahmhoff

Deacon Robert L. "Bob" Wahmhoff, age 78, of Baraga, passed away Monday, December 5, 2016 at his home with his loving family by his side. Funeral arrangements for Deacon Wahmhoff are incomplete and will be announced soon. Deacon Wahmhoff's obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to ...

Roy J. Bonen

Roy J. Bonen, age 96, of Hancock, passed away Monday, December 5, 2016 at Houghton County Medical Facility/Woodland Haven in Hancock. No services are scheduled and cremation will take place. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse has been entrusted with the arrangements.

William Joseph Pelto Jr

William Joseph Pelto Jr, age 53, of Mohawk passed away at UP Health System Marquette on December 2, 2016. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.

Deborah A. (David) Swetich

Deborah A. (David) Swetich, 54, a resident of Baltic, passed away peacefully Saturday December 3, 2016, at home with all of her family by her side, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. A complete obituary for Deborah will be released Tuesday. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe ...

Doris L. Swetich

Doris L. Swetich, 92, a resident of the Heritage Manor Apartments in Houghton and former Dodgeville resident passed away Sunday afternoon December 4, 2016, at the Omega House in Houghton following a short illness.      The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Houghton is ...

Kenneth N. Tervo

Kenneth N. Tervo, 93, a resident of Snake River Hill, Chassell, passed away Sunday morning December 4, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where he had been a resident patient for the past 3 years. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Chassell have been ...

Ellen K. Lynch

HOUGHTON – Ellen K. Lynch, 99, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016, at the Omega House. She was born in Fulton, a daughter of John and Elma Oja and married Gerald John Lynch in Detroit in April 1947. Jerry preceded her in death in 1970. Ellen lived at Arbor Green in Houghton since ...

Gloria A. (Roger) Ryynanen

CEDAR BAY - Gloria A. (Roger) Ryynanen, 79, a resident of Cedar Bay, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016, at home following a lengthy illness. She was born on September 9, 1937, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Carl and Elfie (Lampinen) Tikkanen. As a child, she attended the Hancock ...

James F. “Jim” Salli

WATTON - James F. “Jim” Salli, 61, of Watton, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 28, 2016, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital in L’Anse. He was born in L’Anse on June 14, 1955, the son of the late Frank Emil and Bertha (Nurkala) Salli. Jim graduated from L’Anse High School ...