Obituaries

Fredrick ‘Fritz’ Briscoe

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Briscoe, Fredrick “Fritz” passed away on May, 15, 2019. Born in Milwaukee, WI on April 9, 1937, he spent approximately 34 years in the field of education. These experiences included teaching and administration for the Marquette Public Schools as well as a brief ...

Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Thomas

MARQUETTE, MI – Services for Dorothy “Dottie” (Fontaine) Thomas will be held at Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services on Saturday, June 1. Friends may call beginning at 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am. A reception will follow in the reception room ...

Mildred Shirley Bird

MARQUETTE, MI - Services for Mildred Shirley Bird will be held at Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services on Tuesday, May 28. Friends may call beginning at 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am. A reception will follow in the reception room located at the funeral ...

Beatrice J. ‘Bea’ Stone

MARQUETTE, MI – Graveside committal services for Beatrice J. “Bea” Stone will be held at the Holy Cross Cemetery on Friday, May 31, at 2:00 pm. Mrs. Stone entered eternal life February 3, 2019, in Marquette. Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the ...

William J. Albrecht

MARQUETTE, MI - William James Albrecht, 92, of Marquette, died peacefully Wednesday evening, May 22, 2019 at his home, surrounded by family and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. Bill was born on January 29, 1927 in Algoma, Wisconsin to the late William and Cora (Umberham) ...

Robert Keith LaCosse

MARQUETTE, MI - Robert Keith LaCosse, also known as “Bobby” or “Bob”, aged 80, died peacefully in his sleep from natural causes on May 1, 2019 at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans, Marquette, Michigan. The LaCosse family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, May 31st at St. John ...

Margaret ‘Eleanor’ Waatti

MARQUETTE, MI – Services for Margaret “Eleanor” Waatti will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church on Saturday, June 1. Friends may call at the church beginning at 1:00 pm until the time of service at 2:30 pm. Interment will be made in the Park Cemetery. Mrs. Waatti, age 92, entered ...

Kay Louise Gilson

MARQUETTE, MI - Kay Louise Gilson, age 83, of Marquette, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living, in the loving care of her family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Honoring Kay’s request, no services will be scheduled. Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and ...

Daniel “Danny” Lee DeLisle

MUNISING, MI - Daniel “Danny” Lee DeLisle, age 75, of Munising, died unexpectedly in his sleep at his home on Friday, May 17, 2019. He was born on August 15, 1943 in Munising, Michigan to Roy and Dolly (Cormier) DeLisle. Danny grew up in Munising and graduated from Wm. G. Mather High ...

Jacqueline “Jackie” Lucille Jensen

MCMILLAN, MI - Jacqueline “Jackie” Lucille Jensen passed away in McMillan, Michigan on May 22, 2019. She will now be reunited with family and friends she hasn’t seen in a long time. Jackie was born in Manistique, Michigan on March 2, 1951, to her parents, William and Dorothy Bays. In ...

Michael W. Danielson

NEWBERRY, MI - Lifelong Newberry resident, Michael W. Danielson, 67, died Tuesday evening May 21, 2019 at his residence. Per request, cremation services were accorded. A celebration of life gathering will take place at a later date to be announced by the family. Memorials may be directed ...

Sharon Lee Laurich

HARVEY, MI - Sharon Lee Laurich, age 74, of Harvey, passed away, Monday, May 13, 2019, at home. Honoring Sharon’s request, no services will be scheduled. Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. A complete obituary may be viewed, and condolences ...

Marsha Carole Shubert

SHINGLETON, MI - Marsha Carole Shubert, age 72, of Shingleton, Michigan, died unexpectedly in the Emergency Room of Munising Memorial Hospital on Monday, May 20, 2019 following complications from a congenital heart defect. Visitation will be held at the Bowerman Funeral Home in Munising on ...

Frederick “Fritz” Briscoe

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Briscoe, Fredrick “Fritz” passed away on May, 15, 2019. Born in Milwaukee, WI on April 9, 1937, he spent approximately 34 years in the field of education. These experiences included teaching and administration for the Marquette Public Schools as well as a brief ...

John Foster Beyers

BALTIMORE, MD - John “Jack” Foster Beyers, age 81, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2019 in the comfort of his home in Baltimore, MD. He was born November 4. 1937 in Marquette, MI to Martha “Memo” and Richard Beyers. Jack was the youngest of three children: Lorimer, Elizabeth ...

Isaac Sulo Puro

EBEN JUNCTION, MI - Isaac Sulo Puro, age 87, of Eben Junction, died late Sunday afternoon, May 19, 2019 at the Medilodge of Capital Area in Lansing, Michigan. He was born in Munising on October 25, 1931 to Arvid and Lempe (Cortes) Puro. Isaac grew up in Eben and graduated from Eben High ...

William J. Albrecht

MARQUETTE, MI - William James Albrecht, 92, of Marquette, died peacefully Wednesday evening, May 22, 2019 at his home, surrounded by family and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home.

Daniel R. Willis

GWINN, MI - Daniel R. Willis, 65, of Gwinn, passed away peacefully February 19, 2019, at the Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers, MI, with his family by his side. He was born in 1953, in Escanaba, a son of the late Calvin and Roberta (Underwood) Willis. Daniel served in the US Army ...

Norman W. Johnson

GWINN, MI - Norman Wilbert Johnson passed away on April 24, 2019 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans at the age of 92. He was born on January 8, 1927 in Ensign, Michigan to Elma and Andrew Johnson and had five siblings, Edna, Oscar, Axel, Gunner and George who preceded him in ...

Jodi L. Mattila

REPUBLIC TOWNSHIP, MI - Jodi Lynn Mattila, age 51, Republic resident passed away Saturday, May 18th, 2019, at her residence. Jodi was born in Iron Mountain, MI on March 15, 1968, a daughter of Faye Ann (Kerkela) and Charles William Mattila, of Republic, MI. Jodi graduated from Republic ...