Obituaries

Karen Kay Shunk

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI - Karen Kay Shunk of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away on Friday, March 18, 2017 at her home. Karen was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan May 31, 1954 to Spencer and Verna (Ellis) Shunk. She attended Sault Area High School where she was one of six students in her ...

John Anthony Negilski

MIDDLETON, ID - John Anthony Negilski, 74, Middleton, ID, passed away March 9, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Meridian, ID with his family present. John was born March 31, 1942 in Munising, MI to the late Frank and Veronica Negilski. He was raised in Munising, graduated from William G. ...

Carl E. Pellonpaa

NEGAUNEE, MI – Carl E. Pellonpaa, age 61, of Negaunee, MI passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at his home in Negaunee. Carl was born January 26, 1956 in Ishpeming the son of Carl V. and Doris C. (Holmgren) Pellonpaa. He grew up in Ishpeming and was a graduate of ...

Margaret L. LaForest

ISHPEMING, MI - Margaret L. LaForest, 90, of Deer Lake Ave., Ishpeming, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, March 20, 2017 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility with her loving family at her side. Margaret was born April 29, 1926 in Ishpeming to Charles and Marie (Latvala) ...

Duane R. “Bob” Laitinen

MARQUETTE, MI - Duane R. “Bob” Laitinen 81, passed away Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at his home. Bob was born August 26, 1935 in Ishpeming to Reino and Milma (Laitinen) Laitinen, he graduated from Negaunee High School and then served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Bob ...

Richard Allan “Buddy” Barry

HARVEY, MI - Richard Allan “Buddy” Barry, age 56, of Harvey, entered eternal life Sunday, March 19, 2017, at his home. A memorial service will be held on Friday March 24, 2017 at 3:30 PM at the Fassbender Funeral Home with visitation starting at 2:30 PM. Please visit www. ...

Marilyn Marie Smith

HARVEY, MI - Marilyn Marie Smith 75, passed away Tuesday March 21, 2017 at the UP Health Systems Marquette. A memorial service will be held on Friday March 24, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home with visitation starting at 2:00 PM. Please visit ...

Robert L. Beams

MARQUETTE, MI - Robert L. ‘Bob’ Beams, 90, formerly of Suomi Location, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, March 22, 2017 at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living in the care of his loving family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.

Lottery

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Dennis Wayne VanBuren

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI - Dennis Wayne VanBuren, age 65, of Chocolay Township, entered eternal life Friday, March 17, 2017, at his home. Born May 18, 1951, in Marquette, a son of Gerald W. and Verna (Surfass) VanBuren, Dennis was raised in the 480 Cedar Creek area of Chocolay Township. As a ...

Richard ‘Dick’ K. Chaltry

MUNISING, MI - Richard “Dick” K. Chaltry, age 88, of Munising, died on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Tendercare Health Center in Munising. He was born on December 6, 1928 in Menominee, Michigan to Alphonse and Doris (Racine) Chaltry. Dick went to elementary school in both Marinette, WI ...

Marie F. Oja

REPUBLIC, MI – Marie F. Oja, age 74, of 6257 Co Rd 601, Republic passed away on Saturday March 18, 2017 at her home in Republic. Marie was in the loving care of her family and the U.P. Home Health and Hospice at the time of her death. Marie was born February 7, 1943 in Santa Clara, CA to ...

Norma Mae Romo

SKANDIA, MI - Norma Mae Romo, 86, formerly of 98 Croix St., Negaunee and longtime Skandia resident, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, March 18, 2017 at the Iron County Medical Care Facility. Norma was born May 6, 1930 in Negaunee to Arthur and Martha (Manty) Rivers and graduated from ...

Barbara Y. Wronski

EBEN JUNCTION, MI - Barbara Y. Wronski, age 66, of Eben Junction, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor with her loving husband by her side. She was born on June 16, 1950 in Detroit to the late Walter and Rachel (Weir) Sova. Barb grew up in ...

Carl E. Pellonpaa

NEGAUNEE, MI – Carl E. Pellonpaa, age 61, of Negaunee, MI passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at his home in Negaunee. The family will greet relatives and friends at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Ishpeming from 4 until 7 pm on Thursday, March 23, 2017, and again ...

Margaret L. LaForest

ISHPEMING, MI - Margaret L. LaForest, 90, formerly of Deer Lake Rd., Ishpeming, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, March 20, 2017 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility with her loving family at her side. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.

Duane R. ‘Bob’ Laitinen

MARQUETTE, MI - Duane R. “Bob” Laitinen 81, passed away Saturday, March 18th, 2017 at his home. A time for family and friends to share and celebrate Bob’s life will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 3:30 PM until 5:30 PM at the Swanson- Lundquist Funeral Home. Please visit ...

Linda L. Lampman

MARQUETTE, MI - Linda L. Lampman, age 70, of Marquette, entered eternal life Monday morning, March 20, 2017, at the Norlite Nursing Center. Born August 27, 1946, in Marquette, a daughter of Joseph and Mary “Betty” (Morris) Lampman, Linda was raised in Marquette and graduated from ...

Frank Tramp

MARQUETTE, MI - Frank Tramp, 83, of Marquette, died Friday, March 17, 2017 at U.P. Health System-Marquette. Frank was born on June 4, 1933 in Iron Mountain, a son of the late George and Bertha (Johnson) Tramp. He had lived in Marquette since 1943. On April 13, 1963, Frank married the ...

Leonard H. Fluette

MARQUETTE, MI - Leonard H. Fluette, 84, of Marquette, died peacefully, Saturday morning, March 18, 2017, at his home. He was born May 14, 1932 in Marquette, the son of the late Leonard and Irene (Silversteen) Fluette. He was a 1949 graduate of Bishop Baraga High School and was a lifelong ...