Obituaries

Thomas Lee Brugman

MARQUETTE, MI - Thomas Lee Brugman, 79, of Marquette passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living Facility, in the loving presence of his family and the comforting care of UP Home Health and Hospice, after a courageous battle with cancer. Tom was born November ...

Eunice Bertha (Priebe) Miller

MARQUETTE, MI - Eunice Bertha (Priebe) Miller, 76, of 548 County Road 545 N, Marquette, returned to the loving arms of her Savior on Thursday afternoon, May 18, at UP Health System - Marquette. Eunice was born on December 24, 1940 at St. Luke’s Hospital to Alvin and Lillian (Rosin) Priebe. ...

Lorraine Ann Moylev

HANCOCK, MI - Lorraine Ann Moyle, 83, a former resident of Calumet, Lake Linden, and The Bluffs passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 17, 2017 at Portage Pointe, her current home. Lorraine was born to George and Annie Fountaine on April 28, 1934 at home in Tamarack.She graduated ...

Leon E. Stalberger

DE PERE, WI. - Leon E. Stalberger also known to many as “Lee Steele”, age 77, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 after a short battle with Metastatic Lung Cancer. On May 27, 1939 Lee was born in Elrosa, Minnesota to the late Norbert and Marie (Bayer) Stalberger. Lee ...

Eleanor M. Piper

NEGAUNEE, MI - Eleanor Marie ‘Ellie’ Piper, 90, of 98 Croix St., Negaunee, passed away peacefully at home in the care of her loving family and UP Home Health and Hospice early Friday morning, May 19, 2017. Ellie was born April 13, 1927 in L’Anse to Alvin and Irene (Ross) Chevalier, ...

Ellen G. Alanen

MARQUETTE, MI - Ellen G. Alanen, 84, of Marquette, died Thursday morning, May 18, 2017 at U.P. Health System-Marquette after a short illness. Ellen was born on March 17, 1933 in Mass City, Michigan, a daughter of the late John and Helmi (Martin) Kulppi and was a 1951 graduate of Mass High ...

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Aune E. Macario

PRINCETON, MI - Aune Elizabeth Macario, 92, of Bijiki Road, Princeton, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, May 18, 2017 at the Eastwood Nursing Center in the care of her loving family. Aune was born January 6, 1925 in Rolling Mill Location, Negaunee to Jacob and Ida (Holmi) Ranta and ...

Lucille Marie Preussler

KENDRICK, ID - Lucille Marie Preussler went home to be with her Lord at age 88 on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Clarkston, from complications from hip surgery. Lu was born Aug. 11, 1928, in Presque Isle, Wis., to John and Margaret (Eleam) Anderson. She was raised there and attended school in ...

Eunice Bertha (Priebe) Miller

MARQUETTE, MI - Eunice Bertha (Priebe) Miller, 76, of 548 County Road 545 N, Marquette, returned to the loving arms of her Savior on Thursday afternoon, May 18, at UP Health System - Marquette. A funeral service will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church, 6th and Ohio Streets, Marquette, on ...

Louise J. Vizena

NEGAUNEE, MI - Louise Johanna Vizena, 86, of Maas St., Negaunee, passed away peacefully at home in the care of her loving family and UP Home Health and Hospice Friday afternoon, May 19, 2017. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.

Lorraine Ann Moyle

HANCOCK, MI - Lorraine Ann Moyle, 83, a former resident of Calumet, Lake Linden, and The Bluffs passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 17, 2017 at Portage Pointe, her current home. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph’s Church in ...

Scott G. Reichel Sr.

MARQUETTE, MI - Scott G. Reichel Sr. age 55 of 374 Whetstone Marquette passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Scott was born April 26, 1962 in Ishpeming to Karen (Dryge) and the late Robert K. Reichel. Scott attended the Jacobetti Skills Center at NMU to learn the trade of automotive mechanic ...

Ernest E. ‘Ernie’ Nault

NEGAUNEE, MI - Ernest E. “Ernie” Nault, 86, of Mass St., Negaunee, passed away Thursday afternoon, May 18, 2017 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans with his loving family by his side. Ernie was born July 5, 1930 in Ishpeming to Alfred and Edith (DeCaire) Nault and graduated from ...

Grace A. Orr

COLUMBUS, IN - Grace A. Orr, 93, of Columbus, died Tuesday May 16, 2017 at Four Seasons Healthcare. Grace was born March 1st, 1924 in Detroit, MI where she lived until 1960. She attended Adrian College in Adrian, MI where she met her husband, Robert Orr. They were married on January 12, 1944. ...

Margaret Jean Burke

WETMORE, MI - Margaret Jean Burke, age 71, of Sterling Heights and summer resident of Stoner Lake in Wetmore, died unexpectedly at her home in Wetmore on Monday, May 15, 2017. She was born on June 20, 1945 in Detroit to Joseph and Virginia (Krajewski) Suminski. Margaret grew up in Detroit ...

Jeanne Andrews

MARQUETTE, MI - Jeanne Kathrine (Ross) Andrews 68, passed away Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at UP Health System - Marquette. She was born July 22, 1948 in Hancock, Michigan to George and Elsie (Maki) Ross. Jeanne graduated from Hancock Central High School in 1966, and then went on to earn her LPN ...

Tommy C. Avery

GWINN, MI — Tommy C. Avery, 63, of Gwinn passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, May 6, 2017. Tommy was born on February 25, 1954, in Belzoni, MS, a son of Randolph and Alma (Wilson) Avery. He grew up in Milwaukee, WI, and graduated from Rufus King High School. Tommy married the ...

Joan Gauthier

CLEARWATER, FL — Joan Adele Gauthier, age 79, of Redington Shores Florida and Marquette Michigan entered eternal life Wednesday afternoon, February 8, 2017 after a short stay at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater FL with her loving family and childhood friend Phyllis LaMere by her side. A ...

Glenn D. Garver

MICHIGAMME, MI. — Glenn D. Garver age 65, of 316 W. Main St. Michigamme, MI, passed away Tuesday May 16, 2017 while at home in the loving care of his family and the U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Glenn was born February 1, 1952 in Harrisburg, PA to the late Douglas and Virginia (Harris) ...