Obituaries

Sally Collins

ANN ARBOR, MI - Sally Grace Sommers Collins was suddenly called home to the Lord Saturday, July 29, 2017 at her home in Ann Arbor, MI. She lived in Ishpeming from 2000 – 2013 where she was very active at Grace Episcopal Church in Ishpeming, spear- heading the creation of the Grace ...

Marla Sue Davey

ISHPEMING, MI - Marla Sue Davey, age 60, of Canda Manor, Ishpeming, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at her home. Marla was born March 25, 1957, in Ishpeming to the late Maxine and Marvin (Syrjala) LaParche, graduated from Westwood High School, Class of 1975 and was a ...

Mark Andrew Pennell

MARQUETTE, MI. - Mark Andrew “ Marcus” Pennell died peacefully of apparent heart failure in his home. He was 53. A service celebrating Mark’s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 2nd at the cottage where he felt most at home, located at 4727 Michibay Road in Manistique, ...

Michael “Mike” L. Hayes

MUNISING, MI - Michael “Mike” L. Hayes, age 80, of Munising, died late Friday morning, August 18, 2017 in the Emergency Room at Munising Memorial Hospital. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home and may be found at www.bowerma- nfuneralhome.net

Mark Andrew Pennell

MARQUETTE, MI. - Mark Andrew “ Marcus” Pennell died peacefully of apparent heart failure in his home. He was 53. Mark was born June 8, 1964 to Arthur and Phyllis Pennell, the youngest of five children. He graduated from Marquette Senior High School in 1982 and moved to Florence, ...

Barbara Mae Truckey

MARQUETTE, MI / ST. JOHNS, MI - Our beloved sister, aunt, and sister-in-law, Barbara Mae Truckey, passed away peacefully at Hazel Findlay Country Manor in St. Johns, Michigan, on Wednesday, August 16, at the age of 74. Barbara was born in Marquette, Michigan, January 18, 1943, the youngest of ...

Sally Collins

ANN ARBOR, MI - Sally Grace Sommers Collins was suddenly called home to the Lord Saturday, July 29, 2017 at her home in Ann Arbor, MI. She lived in Ishpeming from 2000 – 2013 where she was very active at Grace Episcopal Church in Ishpeming, spear- heading the creation of the Grace ...

Agnes Delongchamp

ISHPEMING, MI./ BETHEL PARK, PA. - Agnes Delongchamp, former resident of Maurice Street, Ishpeming, born 7/21/29 to Fred and Louise Carriere, died 10/4/16 at Meadowcrest Nursing Center, Bethel Park, PA. Agnes was preceded in death by a son, Dale J. Delongchamp. Agnes is survived by husband ...

Franklin M. (Mike) Smith

MARQUETTE, MI - Franklin M. (Mike) Smith, 65 of Marquette, passed away in the presence of his family early Tuesday morning, August 8, 2017, at the Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN. Mike was born December 6, 1951, in Marquette, to Franklin G. and Mary (Walin) Smith. Mike was a ...

Gretchen Marie Ritari

MARQUETTE, MI - Gretchen Marie Ritari 75, passed away Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at UP Health System-Marquette. Services will be private. Arrangements are under the care of the Fassbender Funeral Home. Please visit fassbenderfuneralhome.com to express your condolences online.

Sally Collins

ANN ARBOR, MI - Sally Grace Sommers Collins was suddenly called home to the Lord Saturday, July 29, 2017 at her home in Ann Arbor, MI. She lived in Ishpeming from 2000 – 2013 where she was very active at Grace Episcopal Church in Ishpeming, spear- heading the creation of the Grace ...

Andrew “Andy” Parnell

MARQUETTE, MI - Andrew “Andy” Parnell, age 59, of Marquette, entered eternal life Sunday morning, August 13, 2017, at his home, in the loving, comforting care of his family and caregivers of Lake Superior Hospice. Born July 29, 1958, in Kirkland, England, a son of Rodney and Rita ...

Carolyn Brandt Martell Nemeth

LAKE ARROWHEAD, CA / MUNISING, MI - Carolyn Brandt Martell Nemeth, 79 passed away on July 13, 2017, at Riverside Community Hospital, in the company of her family. Carolyn was born on April 11, 1938 in Munising, MI to Lilias Marsh Brandt and Charles “Chaddie” Brandt. She graduated with a ...

Marian A. Cockrell

MUNISING, MI - Marian A. Cockrell, age 91, of Munising, died unexpectedly at her home on Saturday morning, August 12, 2017. She was born on December 1, 1925 in Grafton, Nebraska to Alvin and Anna (Miller) Moritz. Marian married Clyde Cockrell in 1949 and together had four daughters. ...

Eliza M. Gort

GWINN, MI - Eliza Madeline Gort, 7, of Gwinn - under the guidance of the waning moon and the peak of the Perseids meteor showers - crossed the rainbow bridge to reunite with her sisters Gwendolyn Willow and Gabrielle Sophia, while in the loving care of her parents and her sister, Violet, ...

Connie J. Goodno

GWINN, MI - Connie Jean Goodno, 65, of Gwinn, went to be with Our Lord and Savior Thursday, August 3, 2017 peacefully, while in her sleep. A celebration of Connie’s life will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Silver Creek Church in Harvey with a lunch to ...

Kelly Jean Starkey

REPUBLIC, MI – Kelly Jean Starkey, age 52, of 9068 Highway M-95, Republic passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at her home in Republic. Kelly was born July 14, 1965 in Ishpeming the daughter of Carol J. (Skogman) and Richard W. Nicholas. She was a lifelong Republic resident and a ...

Cyril Mark Van Abel

BIG BAY, MI - Cyril Mark Van Abel, age 77, of Big Bay, entered eternal life Saturday afternoon, August 12, 2017, at his home, in the loving, comforting care of his family and caregivers of Lake Superior Hospice. Born April 6, 1940, in Pequaming, a son of Mark and Frances (Prost) Van Abel, ...

William Easton

PORT HURON, MI - William “Bill” S. Easton died this week at his home in Port Huron. He was born August 22, 1936 in Lowville, NY to William L. Easton and Virginia Pepper Easton. He was one of three boys, and had many fond memories of his childhood growing up in northern New York. Bill ...

Jean Rose McCoy

MUNISING, MI - Jean Rose McCoy, age 87, of Munising, died on Saturday morning, August 12, 2017 at the Tendercare Health Center in Munising following a brief illness. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 8, 1930 to Giuseppe and Anna (Mangano) Provenzano. Jean grew up in Chicago and ...