Obituaries

Mitchell Miller

REPUBLIC, MI. - Mitchell Miller, 79, of Republic, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, April 22, 2017 in his home on Witch Lake, surrounded by his family, close friends, and his favorite music. Mitch was born on October 23, 1938 in Escanaba, MI to Michael and Ida Mae Gillespie-Miller, the ...

Ilmi Helen Ammesmaki

NEGAUNEE, MI - Ilmi Helen Ammesmaki, age 100, of Negaunee, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 23, 2018 at the Eastwood Nursing Home where she had resided since March 2012. She was born in Negaunee on December 8, 1917 to Finnish immigrant parents, Elias and Helga (Linna) ...

Thomas Joseph Crowley

MARQUETTE, MI - Thomas Joseph Crowley, age 69, of Marquette, entered eternal life Friday, April 20, 2018. Born April 5, 1949, in Ishpeming, a son of Paul and Cecelia Crowley, Tom moved with his family to Marquette as a young boy. He was a graduate of Marquette Senior High School and, ...

Dorothy Peterson Denn

MICHIGAMME, MI - Dorothy Peterson Denn, 96, of Michigamme MI passed away in Lake Havasu City, Arizona on Monday, April 23, 2018. Service will be announced in the forthcoming full obituary.

Sylvia P. Bartol

MUNISING, MI - Sylvia P. Bartol, age 97 years, 10 months, and 10 days, died Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Munising Memorial Hospital. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home bowermanfuneralhome.net.

Cecilia M. Jacobson

SPARTA, WI - Cecilia Marie Jacobson, 95, of Sparta passed away April 21, 2018, at the Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta, WI, surrounded by her loving family. Cecilia was born on January 20, 1923, to Herman and Agnes (Sichler) Hart of Alma Center, Wisconsin. Cecilia’s mother taught her to play ...

Ellen T. Vivian

NEGAUNEE, MI – Ellen T. Vivian, age 74, longtime Negaunee resident, entered eternal life on Thursday, April 12, 2018. She had been a resident at the Marquette Co. Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming since April 2, 2018, and prior to that resided at the Teal Lake Senior Living Community for ...

Richard O. Smith

MARQUETTE, MI - Richard O. Smith, 80, of Marquette, died peacefully Thursday morning, April 19, 2018 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. He was born June 14, 1937 in Ironwood, Michigan, a son of the late Walter and Eleanor (Dahl) Smith. He was a 1955 graduate of Ironwood High School, ...

Paul Allen Sherwood

MARQUETTE, MI - Paul Allen Sherwood, 70, of Marquette, died Sunday morning, April 22, 2018 at his home. He was born July 21, 1947 in Petoskey, Michigan, a son of the late Willard and Geraldine (Dibling) Sherwood and was a 1965 graduate of St. Francis Xavier High School in Petoskey. Paul ...

Robert Lee Koski

MARQUETTE, MI - Robert Lee Koski, 67, of Marquette, died peacefully on Tuesday morning, April 24, 2018 at his home, surrounded by family and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice.

Ilmi Helen Ammesmaki

NEGAUNEE, MI - Ilmi Helen Ammesmaki, 100 of Negaunee, entered eternal life Monday April 23, 2018 at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee. A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Eastwood Apostolic Lutheran Church. Friends may call at the church from 11:00 ...

Paul Allen Sherwood

MARQUETTE, MI - Paul Allen Sherwood, 70, of Marquette, died Sunday morning, April 22, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home.

Sharon ‘Shari’ L. Johnson

BEECHWOOD, MI - Sharon “Shari” L. Johnson, age 79, of Beechwood, MI, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls, Michigan. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church ...

Linda K. (Sylvester) Harwick

MARQUETTE, MI - Linda Kaye (Sylvester) Harwick, 59, of Snowberry Heights, passed away at her home Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Linda was born October 16, 1958 in Ishpeming to Joseph and Marjorie (Johnson) Sylvester and graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of 1976. She attended Northern ...

Joseph H. ‘Joe’ Roose

ISHPEMING, MI - Joseph H. “Joe” Roose, age 88 former Ishpeming resident and longtime resident of Lake Michigamme passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at UP Health System Marquette due to complications of pneumonia. Joseph was born October 25, 1929 in Marquette to Joseph and ...

Alice L. Trelford

CHATHAM, MI - Alice L. Trelford, age 89, of Chatham, died Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette. She was born in Negaunee, Michigan on November 18, 1928 to the late Arthur and Margaret (Priuska) Laakso. Alice grew up on her family farm in Chatham and ...

Lois Sarasin

NEGAUNEE TWP, MI - Lois Ruth ‘Loie’ Sarasin, 88, of Perala Ct., Negaunee Township, passed away peacefully at home early Thursday afternoon, April 19, 2018 in the loving care of her family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Lois was born February 21, 1930 in Ishpeming to Earl ‘Snus’ ...

Brian (Mac) Brady

MARQUETTE, MI - Long-time Marquette resident Brian (Mac) Brady entered eternal life on April 10, 2018 after a six-month battle with Giant Cell Arteritis. Brian was born in Manistique, Michigan in 1958. He graduated from Manistique High School in 1976 and attended what was then called ...

Stephen R. ‘Tooch’ Bertucci

ISHPEMING TWP., MI - Stephen R. “Tooch” Bertucci, age 64, of 1815 Glenwood Lane, passed away on Wednesday April 18, 2018 while in the loving care of his family and the U.P. Home Health and Hospice after a brief battle with brain cancer. Steve was born October 27, 1953 in Ishpeming the ...

James D. ‘Jim’ Corlett

SAN DIEGO, CA - 1953-2018 - Jim Corlett, 64, died Thursday, April 19, at his home in San Diego, California, in the presence of his wife Linda & members of the local Hospice group. He had been in ill health for a number of months prior to his death. Jim grew up on Palmer, attended ...