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Obituaries

Ellen Ann Canterbury

TUCSON, Ariz. — Ellen Ann (Jarvenpaa) Canterbury, 95, passed away peacefully from natural causes Sunday morning, March 4, 2018, at home in Tucson, Arizona. She was born to John and Anna Maria (Luukkonen) Jarvenpaa on January 20, 1923, in South Range. Ellen spent her childhood in South ...

Miriam U. Hoover

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — After a life well lived for 104 years, Miriam U. Hoover passed away at her home in Palm Springs on March 6, 2018. Miriam was born in Humboldt, Michigan, on November 1, 1913, the daughter of Justina and Tuomas Ulvinen. She grew up with eight sisters and three ...

Joan Johnson

CALUMET — Joan Johnson, 75, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018, at the Delaware House in Portage Pointe. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.

Robert A. Usitalo

HOUGHTON CANAL — Robert A. Usitalo, 84, a resident of the Houghton Canal area, died Monday, March 12, 2018, with family by his side. A visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home in Hancock. Graveside services will be held at a later ...

Donald G. Lundin

HANCOCK — Donald G. Lundin, 89, of Hancock, passed away on Wednesday morning, March 14, 2018, at Portage Pointe of U.P. Health System-Portage. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later from the O'Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock.

Keith F. Brunner Sr.

POLAND, Ohio - Keith F. Brunner Sr., 83, of Poland, Ohio, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018, with his loving family by his side. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Church, 77 E. Lucius Ave., Youngstown, preceded by a 9:20 a.m. ...

Carl Raymond Kumpula

TRAPROCK VALLEY — Carl Raymond Kumpula, 84, of Traprock Valley, passed away on March 7, 2018, at Aspirus- Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. He was born on November 29, 1933, in Calumet, a son of Reuben and Dorothy Kumpula. He was a graduate of Detroit Central High School. He worked for ...

Francis J. Cloutier

LAURIUM — Francis J. Cloutier, 96, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital. Ryan Funeral home is serving the family.

Lola Hebert

BARAGA — Lola Hebert, 84, of Baraga passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Bayside Village in L'Anse. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Jacobson Funeral Home.

Charlotte A. Olive

ANN ARBOR — Charlotte Ann (Coon) Olive, 81, formerly of Hancock and Ripley, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018, in Ann Arbor. She died of Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). Charlotte was born on March 10, 1936, in Hancock, to the late Charles and Ethel (Tucker) Coon. She was a ...

Roman H. Huffman

CALUMET — Roman H. Huffman, 84, of Calumet, passed away on March 6, 2018, at the Lighthouse of Hubbell. He was born to Merrill and Myrtle (Davis) Huffman on June 20, 1933, in Phoenix, Michigan. Roman finished his high school education while serving in the United States Army being ...

Gloria F. Juusola

MUSKEGON — Gloria F. Juusola, 91, passed away Monday evening, March 5, 2018. She was born February 24, 1927, in Highland Park, Michigan, to Arvid and Juliana (Sallinen) Dahlman. On June 30, 1945, she married Hubert C. Juusola in Tapiola, and he preceded her in death on July 6, ...

Norman ‘Norm’ Pelto

MARQUETTE/NORTH PORT, Fla. — Norman “Norm” Pelto, 82, of Marquette/North Port, Florida, died in Sarasota, Florida, on February 27, 2018. He bravely fought Parkinson’s disease for 30 years, while continuing to live his life to the fullest. He will be remembered for his friendliness, ...

Carl Kumpula

TRAPROCK VALLEY — Carl Kumpula, 84, of Traprock Valley, passed away on March 7, 2018, at Aspirus-Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. Arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

William ‘Bill’ Jackson

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — William “Bill” Jackson, 81, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2018, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Bill is survived by his children, Alan (Maureen) Jackson, Victoria (Marc) Wolf and Eric (Kerry) Jackson. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Gloria Jussila ...

Cheryl Lee (Cundy) Rozman

GWINN — Cheryl Lee (Cundy) Rozman, 70, passed away peacefully at her home in Gwinn, on March 3, 2018. She was also a winter resident of The Arbors Retirement Community in Osprey, Florida. She was born on November 13, 1947, in Detroit, to Mary (Betty) Ewen and Ransom Cundy. She spent a ...

Ellen M. Arvo

GREENLAND — Ellen M. Arvo, 84, of Greenland, died peacefully at her daughter Linda’s home in Westland, Friday morning, after her battle with Alzheimer’s. She was the daughter of the late Eino and Mary (Anderson) Johnson. Ellen (Elly) was born, raised and resided the majority of her life ...

Mary T. Veker

L’ANSE — Mary T. Veker, 87, of L’Anse, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital with her good friends by her side. She was born July 16, 1930, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of James and Maria (Lynch) Coyle. In 1946, Mary graduated from ...

Paul B. Frair

DAYTON, Maine — Paul B. Frair, 95, passed away on February 28, 2018. Paul was born in Glens Falls, New York, in 1922. He attended Park College, where he met his future wife, Audrey Berlin. They married in Belton, Texas, where Paul was stationed just before he was deployed near the end of ...

Robert T. ‘Bob’ Olson

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Robert T. “Bob” Olson, 87, of Middletown, Connecticut, formerly of Hancock, entered into Heaven’s gates to meet Jesus on March 3, 2018. Bob was born to Thomas and Louise Olson on February 8, 1931, in Superior, Wisconsin. Bob had three older siblings, Signe Linhart ...