Obituaries

James L. Heinz

GWINN, MI - James L. Heinz, 77, of Gwinn, passed away Tuesday morning, June 19, 2018 at UP Health System- Marquette with his family at his side. Jim was born on May 23, 1941 in Arcadia, Wisconsin, a son of the late Lester and Barbara (Skonieczny) Heinz and was a graduate of Arcadia High ...

Joan F. Koebele

MARQUETTE, MI - Joan F. Koebele, 86, of Marquette, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 19, 2018 at her home in the presence of her loving family and under the care of Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. Joan was born on December 4, 1931 in Pocahontas, Iowa, a daughter of the late Frank and ...

Nora E. Holman

MARQUETTE, MI - Nora E. Holman, 93, of Woodland Ave., Marquette, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. Nora was born May 22, 1925 in Negaunee to Joseph and Ethel Mae (Davey) Annear and grew up with her five sisters and brother on ...

Darlene G. Chapman

ISHPEMING, MI - Darlene G. Chapman, age 86 of 204 Ready St. Ishpeming passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility while in the loving care of her family, staff at MCMFC and U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Darlene was born in Ishpeming on August 24, 1931 to ...

Signe D. Carter

NEGAUNEE, MI - Signe D. Carter, age 99, longtime area resident, passed away Tuesday June 19, 2018 at the Eastwood Nursing Center while in the loving care of her family and the Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. Signe was born in Negaunee on March 4, 1919 to the late Samuel and Lena ...

Gina C. Tassone

ISHPEMING, MI - Gina C. Tassone, age 54 - we lost our loving daughter, sister, and aunt on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, after a long battle with bipolar disorder. Gina was a free spirit! When she put her mind to something, there was no stopping her. She loved animals and the outdoors. She ...

Ryan A. Miller

NEGAUNEE TWP., MI. - Ryan Aaron Miller, 34, of Midway Dr., Negaunee Township, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home on Monday, June 18, 2018. Ryan was born September 9, 1983 in Ishpeming to Robin Miller and Nancy Fisher and graduated from Negaunee High School. Ryan enjoyed ...

Anna Mae (Kemppa) Miettinen

CALUMET, MI - Anna Mae (Kemppa) Miettinen, 85, passed away on June 17, 2018, at Gardenview Assisted Living & Memory Care Facility, Calumet, MI, where she was a resident for the past 7 1/2 years. Anna Mae was born on October 28, 1932, in Toivola, Michigan, and was the oldest child of ...

Rudolf ‘Rudi’ Hans Warnders

CHATHAM, MI - Rudolf “Rudi” Hans Warnders, age 81, of Chatham, died late Sunday evening, June 17, 2018 at the Medilodge of Munising. He was born on December 28, 1936 in Brunssum, Netherlands to Roelof and Elizabeth (Poganatz) Warnders. Growing up in Holland, Rudi went to work at the ...

Ernest A. ‘Ernie’ Borlace

ISHPEMING TWP, MI - Ernest A. “Ernie” Borlace, age 72 of 100 Stoneville Road Ishpeming passed away Tuesday June 19, 2018 at UP Health System Marquette Hospice Suite while in the loving care of his family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Ernie’s family will greet relatives and friends ...

James L. Heinz

GWINN, MI - James L. Heinz, 77, of Gwinn, passed away Tuesday morning, June 19, 2018 at UP Health System- Marquette with his family at his side. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 21 from 5-8 p.m. in the Baraga Room at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Gwinn. A rosary will be recited at ...

Joan F. Koebele

MARQUETTE, MI - Joan F. Koebele, 86, of Marquette, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 19, 2018 at her home in the presence of her loving family and under the care of Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 23rd at 12 noon in St. ...

Terrance M. ‘Terry’ LaForge

MARQUETTE, MI. - Terrance M. “Terry” LaForge 73, of Marquette, passed away Sunday morning, June 17, 2018 at the Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette where he had been a patient a few days. Military honors will be accorded at a later date at the convenience of Terry’s family. The ...

Sally J. Fleury

MARQUETTE, MI - Sally J. Fleury, 85, of Marquette, passed away on Tuesday morning, June 19, 2018 at Mill Creek Assisted Living, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale-Tonella ...

Ryan A. Miller

NEGAUNEE TWP., MI. - Ryan Aaron Miller, 34, of Midway Dr., Negaunee Township, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home Monday, June 18, 2018. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.

Birney E. Calkins

MARQUETTE, MI - Birney Edward Calkins, age 87, of Marquette, entered eternal life Sunday, June 17, 2018, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Born December 26, 1930, in Newberry, a son of Birney and Lalah (Whalen) Calkins, Birney was raised and worked with his eleven siblings on the ...

Larry J. Hill

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI - Larry Joseph Hill, 58, of Millie St., Iron Mountain, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, June 16, 2018 at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, Iron Mountain with his loving wife at his side following a short battle with cancer. Larry was born July 31, 1959 in ...

Lisa ‘Jay’ M. Johnson

CHATHAM, MI - Lisa “Jay” M. Johnson, age 41, originally of Chatham, left this world entirely too soon on June 6th, 2018. Lisa was born on August 24th, 1976 to her mother, Sue Johnson. She was a hard worker, with Timber Products being her start, and Nascar being her proudest job. She ...

Rodney Harold ‘Rod’ Aho

SANDS TOWNSHIP, MI - Rodney Harold “Rod” Aho, age 69, of Sands Township, entered eternal life Sunday, June 17, 2018, at UP Health System - Marquette, in the loving, comforting care of his wife and daughter. Born August 4, 1948, in Marquette, a son of Wesley Harold and Gertrude (Dorman) ...

Marie Louise Tiernan

MUNISING, MI - Marie Louise Tiernan, age 95, of Munising, died Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the MediLodge of Munising. Visitation will be on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Bowerman Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Deacon Tom Moseley will conduct Louise’s memorial service at the ...