Obituaries

John Koshorek

MARQUETTE, MI - John Koshorek, 52, of Marquette, died Saturday evening, December 9, 2017 at his home in the presence of his loving family and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice. John was born on March 7, 1966 in Pontiac, Michigan. He had resided in Marquette since 1967, attending ...

Keith Alan Heidtman

NEGAUNEE, MI - Keith Alan Heidtman, age 57, of 115 W. Lincoln Street, Negaunee, died Sunday, December 10, 2017 at his home. He had been in ill health for some time. Keith was born in Waukesha, WI on May 6, 1960 to John Fredrick and Rae (Lemmens) Heidtman. He graduated from Menominee High ...

Clifford Cadotte

MARQUETTE, MI - Clifford Cadotte, age 91 of Marquette, Michigan, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Arlington Point Nursing Home. He was born in Marquette, Michigan on November 19, 1926 to the late Clifford and Marie (Gaidley) Cadotte. He is preceded in death by his wife, ...

Karen S. Kunkel

MARQUETTE, MI - Karen S. Kunkel, 83, of Marquette, died Tuesday morning, December 12, 2017 at her home in the presence of her loving family and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home, which will release a complete ...

Allen F. Maki

MARQUETTE, MI - Allen F. Maki, age 90 former Champion and Ishpeming resident passed away Monday, December 12, 2017 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette where he has resided since 2014. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home.

Merle A. Toms

NEGAUNEE, MI - Merle A. Toms, 104, formerly of Lake St., Negaunee, passed away peacefully while in the care of her family on Friday evening, December 8, 2017 at the Eastwood Nursing Center, where she had resided since May, 2011. Merle was born February 13, 1913 in Negaunee to Joseph and Ida ...

Helen Chaperon

MANISTIQUE, MI - Helen M. Chaperon, 77, of Manistique, Michigan passed away on December 9, 2017 at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. She was born May 20, 1940 in Manistique, the daughter of Glen and Ada (Smith) Short. She attended school in Seney through the 8th grade and ...

Dennis Valenti

REPUBLIC, MI - Dennis D. Valenti, age 68 of Republic, MI passed away with his family by his side after a brave struggle with pancreatic cancer on December 7, 2017 in Suamico, WI. Dennis was born in Negaunee, MI on June 7, 1949 to Marian (Anderson) Basal and the late Nicholas Valenti. He was ...

Mary Korenich

ENGADINE, MI - Longtime Engadine resident, Mary E. Korenich, 71, died Sunday morning December 10, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family and the care of North Woods Hospice. Friends may call at St. Therese Catholic Church on Monday December 18, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. A ...

John Koshorek

MARQUETTE, MI - John Koshorek, 52, of Marquette, died Saturday evening, December 9, 2017 at his home in the presence of his loving family and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice. The Koshorek family will greet relatives and friends on Friday, December 15th at the Canale-Tonella ...

Roxie Louise Beckman

MARQUETTE, MI - Roxie Louise Beckman, age 88, of Marquette, entered eternal life on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living in the loving care of her family. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family, where ...

Gary L. Bradway

MUNISING, MI - Gary L. Bradway, age 75, of the Munising area, died Monday, December 11, 2017 at UP Health Systems Marquette. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home. bowermanfuneralhome.net

Leslie C. ‘Les’ Ruohomaki

GLADSTONE, MI - Leslie C. “Les” Ruohomaki, 83, of 1524 Minneapolis Avenue, Gladstone, passed away Thursday evening, December 7, 2017 at home following a lengthy illness. Les was born July 4, 1934 in Ishpeming, MI the son of Walfred and Laura (Carlson) Ruohomaki. He was raised in ...

Kevin Lee Morrison

MUNISING, MI - Kevin Lee Morrison, age 60, of Munising, died unexpectedly of a heart condition while snow blowing at his home on Friday, December 8, 2017. He was born on June 19, 1957 in Munising to Robert “Bud” and Pat (Larson) Morrison. While in high school, Kevin was a member of the ...

Mark Robert Sands

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI - Mark Robert Sands, age 58, entered eternal life on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Norlite Nursing Center in the loving care of his family and caregivers at Lake Superior Hospice. Arrangements will be announced by the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home, where condolences ...

Dennis D. Valenti

REPUBLIC, MI – Dennis D. Valenti, age 68 of Republic, MI passed away on December 7, 2017 in Suamico, WI while in the loving care of his family and Aurora Hospice. Dennis’ family will greet relatives and friends on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at the Republic United Methodist Church from ...

Keith A. Heidtman

NEGAUNEE, MI - Keith A. Heidtman, 57, of 115 W. Lincoln St., Negaunee died on December 10, 2017 at his home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Perala Funeral Home.

Florence (Kostrova) Mikkola

CHAMPION, MI. - Florence G. Mikkola, age 102, longtime Champion resident passed away on Thursday December 7, 2017 at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee where she had been a resident for the past 3 years. Florence was born October 12, 1915 in Pound, WI the daughter of the late William ...

Jay Albert Moberg

PORTLAND, OR - April 28, 1924 - November 18, 2017 Jay died peacefully with his daughters by his side. He was born in Ishpeming, Michigan, and he graduated from Negaunee High School where he began dating Jean Lindberg in 1939. Jean and Jay were married in 1944 while Jay was serving ...

Lt. Col. Lowell ‘Chris’ Howard Christensen, USAF ret.

LAS VEGAS, NV - USAF Lieutenant Colonel Lowell “Chris” Howard Christensen, 83, of Las Vegas, passed away Nov. 29, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 11, 1934, in Ishpeming, Mi., and had resided in Las Vegas for 33 years spending 17 joyful summers in the Upper ...