Obituaries

James Edwin Armstrong

HARVEY, MI - Grandpa Jim (Zeke) Armstrong’s next great adventure began on Saturday, October 13th, 2018, as he lay surrounded by his loving wife, children, grandchildren and beloved animals. Jim was born on November 2, 1941 into a family of classical musicians, Donald and Marjorie (Sams) ...

James L. ‘Chirp’ Quayle

ISHPEMING, MI – James L. “Chirp” Quayle, age 86, longtime Ishpeming resident passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette where he had resided since April of 2016. James was born Feb 25, 1932 in National Mine at home the son of the late ...

Debra A. Vilona

ISHPEMING, MI - Debra A. “Debbie” Vilona, age 63, of 760 W. Division St., Ishpeming, passed away Sunday October 14, 2018 at Michigan Medicine- University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Arrangements will be announced by the Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home.

Harry Grote

HARVEY, MI - Harry Grote, age 77, of Harvey, entered eternal life Friday morning, October 12, 2018, at Trillium House, in the loving, comforting care of his wife and caregivers of Lake Superior Hospice. Harry was born January 26, 1941, in Riga, Latvia, a son of Rudolf and Katrina Grote. The ...

Lee Joseph ‘Lee J’ Blondeau

HARVEY, MI - Lee Joseph “Lee J” Blondeau, age 59, of Harvey, entered eternal life early Monday morning, October 15, 2018, at UP Health System - Marquette, due to medical complications. He passed in the loving, comforting care of his family. The family will receive relatives and friends at ...

Carlo Maki

MARQUETTE, MI - Carlo Maki, 91, of Marquette, died Monday evening at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home. A complete obituary will be forthcoming.

Dolores A. Johnson

GWINN, MI - Dolores Adele (Nelson) Johnson, 81, passed away August 28, 2018 surrounded by her loving family under the care of Lake Superior Health and Hospice and the caring staff at the Trillium House in Marquette. Dolores was born on June 25, 1937 in Negaunee, Michigan. She spent her ...

Leslie C. Talo

NEENAH, WI - Leslie C. Talo, age 86 of Neenah WI, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Monday, October 9, 2018. He was born in Negaunee, MI to the late Alexander and Alma (Kallioinen) Talo on September 23, 1932. Les was a graduate of Negaunee High School and ...

Toivo Edwin Seppala

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Toivo Edwin Seppala age 96 entered into the eternal Kingdom of Heaven today October 11, 2018 at the home of his son Rodger in Albuquerque, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Compassus Home Hospice. His friends knew him as Ed. Ed was born in Covington ...

Mitchell Karl York

PORT WING, WI - Mitchell Karl York, father, outdoorsman and long-time resident of Marquette County, passed away on October 9th, 2018 at his home in Port Wing, Wisconsin at the age of 66. He had been in ill health in recent years. He was born on September 12th, 1952 in Saginaw, Michigan to the ...

Paul Rintala

ISHPEMING, MI - Paul Rintala, age 96, of Ishpeming, MI, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 12th, 2018, at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee. Paul was born in Negaunee to the late Charles and Mary (Salo) Rintala on January 31, 1922. He graduated from Negaunee High School in 1940 ...

Sue Lynne Morton

ISHPEMING, MI - Sue Lynne Morton, age 78 former Ishpeming and Manistique resident passed away Friday October 12, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming while in the loving care of her family, UP Home Health and Hospice, staff at MCMCF. Sue was born February 11, 1940 ...

James Edwin Armstrong

HARVEY, MI - James Edwin Armstrong, age 76, of Harvey, entered eternal life Saturday evening, October 13, 2018, at home, in the loving, comforting care of his family and U.P. Home Health and Hospice. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family. A complete obituary and ...

Gary Robert “Bob” Mattson

Munising Gary Robert “Bob” Mattson, age 78, of Munising, died Friday, October 12, 2018 at his home under the loving care of his family and North Woods Home Hospice. He was born on August 14, 1940 to the late Edward and Florence (Twork) Mattson. Bob grew up in a close-knit family as one ...

Edward Arthur ‘Mike’ Elavsky

NORTHFIELD, MN - With heavy hearts and a profound sense of loss we are sad to announce the passing of Edward Arthur “Mike” Elavsky, 93, of Northfield, MN, and formerly of Westborough MA, Endwell, NY and Lost Lake, MI, who left us peacefully on September 21, 2018. Born in Munising, MI on ...

Fred J. Barry

MARQUETTE, MI - Fred J. Barry, 56, of Marquette, died peacefully, Monday, October 1, 2018 at his home. He was born April 12, 1962 in Marquette, a son of Donald and Kathleen (Butler) Barry. He was a 1980 graduate of Marquette Senior High School where he was an excellent student and an ...

Kerri Lynn Young Miles

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI - Keri Lynn Young Miles, 44, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Keri was born December 17th, 1973, in Ishpeming, MI. Keri, after being raised in Negaunee, spent time in several places across the country. She met her husband, David in Puyallup, ...

Sue L. Morton

ISHPEMING - Sue L. Morton, age 78, former Ishpeming and Manistique resident, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 at the Marqeutte County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home.

Paul R. DesRochers, Jr.

L’ANSE, MI - Paul R. DesRochers, Jr, age 53, of L’Anse, MI, passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Paul’s complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfun eralservicechapel.com The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been ...

Gary ‘Bob’ Mattson

MUNISING, MI - Gary “Bob” Mattson, age 78, of Munising, died Friday, October 12, 2018 at his home under the care of his family and North Woods Home Hospice. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home. bowermanfuneralhome.net