Obituaries

Jeanette H. Thomas

NEGAUNEE, MI - Jeanette Hilda Thomas, 89, formerly of Snowberry Heights Apartments, Marquette and longtime Negaunee resident passed away peacefully Thursday morning, January 12, 2017 at the Norlite Nursing Center. Jeanette was born November 9, 1927 in Negaunee to Harold and Jennie ...

Gerard H. ‘Henry’ Tangen, Jr.

BARAGA, MI. — Gerard H. “Henry” Tangen, Jr., age 88, of Baraga, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Bayside Village, L’Anse, MI. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12 noon on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Baraga with Father Corey ...

Einer H. ‘Hank’ Haapalainen

NEWBERRY, MI — Einer H. “Hank” Haapalainen, 83, of Newberry, passed away Friday afternoon, January 13, 2017, at D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterarns in Marquette. Per his request, cremation services were accorded with no public services scheduled. Interment will take place in the spring at ...

Barbara L. Watson

MUNISING, MI — Barbara L. Watson, age 66, of Munising, died early Monday morning, January 9, 2017 at the Tendercare Health Center in Munising following a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in ...

Martin F. May

MARQUETTE, MI - Martin F. May, 93, of Marquette, formerly of Saginaw, died Friday afternoon at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home.

Maila Haglund

SKANDIA, MI - Maila was born on March 25, 1941 and died peacefully on January 11, 2017 with her loving husband of 58 years, David, by her side. Maila enjoyed baking, camping and spending time with her family. Her favorite camping trips were spent at Swan Lake with her grandchildren and ...

Virginia M. Henthorne

KENOSHA, WI - 1940-2017 Virginia M. Henthorne, 76, of Kenosha, passed away Wednesday January 11, 2017 at Kenosha Medical Center. Virginia was born on June 5, 1940 in Negaunee, MI, the daughter of the late Edward and Clara (Kent) Karki. She graduated from Negaunee High School in 1958. She ...

Shawn E. Butler

MARQUETTE, MI - Shawn Edward Butler, age 50, passed away suddenly Monday, January 9, 2017. He was born October 9, 1966, in Marquette, to Edward John (Jack) and Bonnie Butler Elleby. Shawn spent his entire life in the Marquette area. After graduating from high school, Shawn worked for Ace ...

Edna D. Fraley – Clyde Fraley, Jr

BIG BAY, MI - Edna D. Fraley and husband,. Clyde Fraley, Jr, united in marriage, now joined together forever in eternal life. Edna Dora Fraley, age 81, entered eternal life December 30, 2016 at UP Health System - Marquette, following a lengthy illness. Days later, on January 3, 2017, her ...

Eric A. Setala

REPUBLIC, MI - Eric A. Setala, age 85, longtime Republic resident, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the UP Health System Bell Hospital. Eric had been a resident at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility for the past 3 years. Eric was born May 10, 1931 in Loimaa, Finland to the late ...

Doreen ‘Dodie’ (Nikunen) Rousseau

MUNISING, MI - Doreen “Dodie” (Nikunen) Rousseau, age 52, of Munising, died unexpectedly on Saturday morning, January 7, 2017 in Munising. She was born on March 7, 1964 in Marquette, Michigan to Donald Seymour and Linda Nikunen. Dodie grew up in Munising and was a member of the ...

Melanie VanTuinen

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Melanie VanTuinen, formerly of Grand Rapids, Michigan, went to be with her lord on January 6, 2017. She was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on March 27, 1959. She is survived by her Fiance’ Ted Stoken, her children Rebecca Cochran, and Donald, Brittnee, Zachary and ...

Jeanette H. Thomas

NEGAUNEE, MI - Jeanette Hilda Thomas, 89, formerly of Snowberry Heights Apartments, Marquette and longtime Negaunee resident passed away peacefully Thursday morning, January 12, 2017 at the Norlite Nursing Center. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.

Mary Eleanor Rivard

GWINN, MI - Mary Eleanor Rivard, 74 of Gwinn died peacefully, Friday evening, January 6, 2017 at her home, surrounded by her family and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice. She was born June 17, 1942 in Negaunee, a daughter of the late John and Eleanor (Mitchell) Kirkpatrick. She was ...

Greta Mary (Skuggen) Rosebrook

CHEBOYGAN, MI - Greta Mary (Skuggen) Rosebrook, age 76, passed away surrounded by thoughts of peace and love on January 9, 2017. Greta was born in Hancock, MI to Clarence and Ruth Skuggen, and raised in L’anse, MI. Greta married her high school sweetheart, Darryl M. Rantanen, in 1958 and ...

Darryll J. ‘Grouse’ Larson

NEGAUNEE, MI – Darryll J. “Grouse” Larson, age 62, of 538 Elm St., Negaunee passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at UP Health System Marquette following a brief illness. Darryll was in the loving care of his family and the UP Home Health and Hospice at the time of his death. Darryll ...

Wilfrieda M. Greenway

MARQUETTE, MI - Wilfrieda M. Greenway, age 93, of Marquette, walked on, Sunday, January 8, 2017, at her home, in the loving care of her family and caregivers of Lake Superior Hospice. Born March 2, 1923 in Custer, Michigan, a daughter of John and Anna (McDaquette) LaPorte, she was raised in ...

Clayton Robert Haupt

NEGAUNEE, MI - Clayton Robert Haupt, age 73 of Taylor was born in Negaunee and died on January 7, 2017. Beloved husband of 49 years to Mary Elizabeth. Loving father of David (Sherrie) and Jeremy (Heather). Cherished grandpa of Christopher, Steven and Kylie. Dearest brother of William. ...

Anna May Knight

SANDS TWP., MI - Anna May Knight, age 79, entered eternal life on Sunday, January 8, 2017, while surrounded by her family. A caring and proud woman, she is survived by four children, grandmother of five, great grandmother of nine and a friend to so many. She will be remembered and missed ...

James ‘Jim’ S. LaMont

MUNISING, Mich. — James “Jim” S. LaMont, age 88, of Munising, died Friday, January 6, 2017 at his home under the loving care of his family. He was born on November 30, 1928 in AuTrain, Michigan to the late Louis and Margaret “Maggie” (Foskette) LaMont. As a young man, Jim began ...