Obituaries

Linda Beth Jacobs

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI - Linda Beth Jacobs, age 81, of Negaunee Township, entered eternal life on Monday, November 20, 2017 at her home in the loving care of her family and the caregivers of Upper Peninsula Home Health and Hospice. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family where ...

Donald L. Oswald

GWINN, MI - Donald L. Oswald, 84, of Gwinn, died Sunday morning, November 19, 2017 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home.

Aune Marie Juntunen

EBEN JUNCTION, MI - Aune Marie Juntunen, age 97, of Eben Junction, died early Friday morning, November 17, 2017 at UPHS Marquette. She was born the on the family homestead in Eben Junction on January 31, 1920 to Finnish immigrants Uuno and Alma (Makinen) Koski. Aune was the third of nine ...

Patricia Zuba

MARQUETTE - Patricia Zuba, 76, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at U.P. Health System-Marquette. Arrangements are pending with the Fassbender Funeral Home. Please visit fassbenderfuneralhome.com to express your condolences online.

Abbigail (Abbi) Rinaldi

MARQUETTE, MI - Abbigail (Abbi) Anna Rinaldi formerly from Marquette, MI, died tragically in Phoenix AZ at the age of 32. She was born at K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI July 25th, 1985. After moving to Texas, Abbigail joined the U.S. Air Force in 2008. During her time in the Air Force she was ...

David J. LaCombe

GREEN BAY, WI - David J. LaCombe, 81, of Green Bay, departed this life on Monday, November 13, 2017, unexpectedly. Dave was born on January 2, 1936 in Negaunee, MI, son of the late Frank and Mary (Grant) LaCombe. He was veteran of the both the United State Marine Corps and the U.S. Air ...

Myron Albert Basal

BEAVER GROVE, MI - Myron Albert Basal passed away at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Myron was the last of the original settlers in the Beaver Grove area from the George Basal Family. He was born October 10, 1929. He was the youngest of 12 children and ...

Aune Marie Juntunen

EBEN JUNCTION, MI - Aune Marie Juntunen, age 97, of Eben Junction, died early Friday morning, November 17, 2017 at UPHS Marquette. Services will be held at the Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Eben on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Pastor ...

Albert Ellenich

BARAGA, MI - Albert M. “Sonny” Ellenich, Jr. age 74, of Baraga, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at Bayside Village, L’Anse. Sonny’s complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfun eralservicechapel.com The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, ...

Mary Jane Kidder

MARQUETTE, MI - Mary Jane Kidder, 82, formerly of Whitmore Lake, Michigan, died peacefully Sunday evening, November 12, 2017 at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living Memory Care while under the loving care of her daughter and Brookridge staff. Mary Jane was born in Lafayette, Louisiana on ...

Frank L. Malette, Jr.

GWINN, MI - Frank Leonard “Frankie” Malette, Jr., age 48, of Gwinn, entered eternal life Tuesday morning, November 14, 2017, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming, in the loving, comforting care of his family and the caregivers of UP Home Health and Hospice. Born ...

Richard “Royce” Burke

MARQUETTE, MI - Richard Royce Burke, age 76, of Munising, MI passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, MI. Known as “Royce” by his family and friends, he was born on February 22, 1941 in Munising to Thomas and Gladys (Peters) Burke. ...

Phillip Alan Pair

NEW ALBANY, IN - Phillip Alan Pair, 70 years of age, passed away Veterans Day Saturday November 11th, 2017 at his residence with his family and Hosparus by his side. He was born February 8, 1947 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Darrel Elwood and Inez Henrietta (Rhode) Pair. Phillip was a 13 year ...

Fraya

COMANCHE, OK - Fraya from Waurika Lake passed away this past Sunday morning of congestive heart failure, at Lawton Comanche Memorial Hospital, Comanche Oklahoma. She was a longtime resident of Marquette. She was a great cook and good friend. Cheerful and lively, she enjoyed hosting friends ...

Mary Kay Schwenke

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI - Mary Kay Schwenke, age 77, of Negaunee Township, entered eternal life on Friday, November 10, 2017 at UP Health System-Marquette, in the loving care of her family. Mary was born on April 9, 1940 in Marquette to Eino and Janice (Derusha) Heliin. She was raised in ...

Robert Frederick Tarvainen

COVINGTON, MI - Robert Frederick Tarvainen, age 80 of Covington, MI passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at his home. He was born January 14, 1937 son of Arvid and Aili (Maki) Tarvainen. Bob graduated from L’Anse High School in 1955. He married the former Georgiana Nurmi in ...

Timothy J. Loop

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Timothy J. Loop passed away on November 8, 2017. He was born on April 20, 1950. A native of Negaunee, MI, he lived in the Grand Rapids, MI area for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents John E. and Helen A (Maki) Loop, Negaunee MI and his sister Betsy ...

Randall James “Randy” Black Jr.

ESCANABA, MI - Randall James “Randy” Black Jr, 91 passed away Saturday morning November 11, 2017. Randy was born December 23, 1925 in Marquette, MI the son of Randall and Mae (Simar) Black. Loving husband of 71 years to Margaret (Dionne) and loving father to Margaret (Walter) Aho, ...

John E. Manninen

CORNELL, MI - John E. Manninen, age 86, of 4889 Co. Rd. SC in Cornell (Watson), passed away Friday morning, November 10, 2017 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. He was born on May 5, 1931 in Escanaba, the son of Edwin and Jenny (Kelloniemi) Manninen. John attended school ...

Donna M. Robare

MUNISING, MI - Donna M. Robare, age 84, of Munising, died on Thursday evening, November 9, 2017 at the Tendercare Health Center in Munising. She was born on the family farm on Koski Road on October 14, 1933 to Carl and Marguerite (Helsel) Pierson. Donna attended school in AuTrain and ...