Obituaries

Marlene B. Brunngraeber

MARQUETTE, MI - Marlene Bertrand Brunngraeber, age 85, of Marquette, entered eternal life Thursday morning, December 22, 2016, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility, in the loving, comforting care of her family and staff of the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. Marlene was ...

Margaret Ann Morgan

DENVER, CO. — Margaret Ann Morgan, 97, most recently of Highlands Ranch, CO, passed away Sunday, December 4 after a brief stay at Serenity House Assisted Living, Centennial, CO. A lifelong resident of Marquette, MI, Margaret moved to Highlands Ranch in 2013 with her husband Glen with whom ...

William Augustus Blazo, Jr.

MARQUETTE, MI - William Augustus Blazo, Jr., age 95, formerly of Birmingham, entered eternal life Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette in the loving care of his family. Born March 9, 1921 in Pontiac, a son of William and Eleanor (Lamb) Blazo, Sr., ...

Dennis O. Betway

LACROSSE, WI - After a long and courageous battle with cancer, on December 16, 2016, Dennis O. Betway, 69, of LaCrosse, WI (graduate of Marquette High School and former Houghton-area local businessman), went to be with his Heavenly Father while his loving family was by his side. He is ...

Alfred Nicholas ‘Nick’ Taseris

MARQUETTE, MI. - Alfred Nicholas “Nick” Taseris, age 78, of Marquette, and former Negaunee resident, entered eternal life Sunday evening, December 18, 2016, at his home, in the loving, comforting care of his family and Lake Superior Hospice. Born April 25, 1938, in Ishpeming, a son of ...

Peter J. Argall

NEGAUNEE, MI - Peter J. Argall, age 60 of 240 S. Healy Ave passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at home while in the loving care of his family and U.P. Home Health and Hospice, following a short battle with cancer. Peter was born in Ishpeming on May 22, 1956 to the late Eugene and Betty ...

Margaret La Fave

LANGHORNE, PA. - Margaret La Fave died on November 24, 2016 at Crestview Center in Langhorne, PA where she had been a patient for several years. Margaret was born in Turin, MI on August 14, 1917. She leaves behind a daughter, Darlene (Douglas)Tackett of Brandon, Florida and a ...

Shirley Ann (LaParche) Laakso

March 9, 1931 - December 18, 2016. DIORITE, MI — Shirley Ann Laakso, age 85, of 165 Granite St., Champion (Diorite Location), passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016, at home surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born March 9, 1931, in North Lake Location in Ishpeming Township to ...

Shirley M. (Carl) Kukkonen

CHASSELL/SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Shirley M. (Carl) Kukkonen, 94, a former Hancock, MI, resident and current resident of Chassell, MI, and Phoenix, AZ, passed away in Arizona on December 15, 2016 of natural causes. Born February 8, 1922 in the Finnish community of Duluth Minnesota, she was the ...

Gary G. Paulson

NEGAUNEE, MI. - Gary George Paulson, 75, of N. 7th St., Ishpeming and longtime Negaunee resident, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, December 18, 2016 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. Gary was born April 26, 1941 in Negaunee to Chester and Olive (Reichel) Paulson, attended ...

Randy S. Emanuelson

ISHPEMING, MI - Randy S. Emanuelson Sr., age 74 of 6485 Co. Rd. PB passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at home while in the loving care of his family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Randy was born in Ishpeming on February 9, 1942 to the late Clarence and Eva Emanuelson. He worked as ...

Becki R. (Little) Marjomaki

BIG BAY, MI - Becki R. (Little) Marjomaki, 52, of Big Bay, passed away peacefully at her home on December 16, 2016 surrounded by her loving family and animals following a courageous 21-month long battle with cancer. Becki was born on July 27, 1964 in Marquette, daughter of Richard and Janice ...

Mary (Suardini) Valenti

ISHPEMING, MI - Mary (Suardini) Valenti, age 77 of 572 Poplar St. Ishpeming passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016 at her home while in the loving care of her family and UP Home Health & Hospice. Mary was born in North Lake on May 19, 1939 to the late Charles & Linda (Zambetti) ...

Jack T. Matchett

NEGAUNEE TWP., MI - Jack T. Matchett, 81, of 101 Oakridge Dr., Negaunee Twp. passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at his home. He was in the loving care of his family and the U P Home Health and Hospice at the time of his death. Jack was born October 31, 1935 in Randville, ...

Sharon K. Sleeter

MARQUETTE, MI - Sharon K. Sleeter, age 71, of Marquette, entered into eternal life Saturday afternoon, December 17, 2016, in the loving arms of her husband and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice. Sharon was born December 28, 1944 in Pekin, Illinois. She was raised in Pekin and attended ...

Robin Anne Lampinen

FORSYTH TOWNSHIP, MI - Robin Anne Lampinen, age 53, of Forsyth Township, entered eternal life Thursday, December 15, 2016. Born April 24, 1963, in Show Low, Arizona, a daughter of Robert and Bonnie (Gross) Hudson, Robin resided most of her life in the Marquette area. She was a graduate ...

Roger Allen (Pete) Peters

GWINN, MI - Roger Allan “Pete” Peters age 84, passed away Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at his residence with his wife of 63 years Helen, and his family at his side. Roger was born August 16, 1932 in Peoria, Illinois, a son of Harold and Esther (Korth) Peters. Following his graduation ...

Martha M. Dakota

BARAGA, MI. - Martha “Mardi” Mae Dakota, age 78 of Baraga, MI walked on, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at her home. She was born January 23, 1938 in L’Anse, MI daughter to Marthalene Decota. As a child, Mardi resided at the orphanage in Assinins and then lived with her grandmother ...

Robin Anne Lampinen

FORSYTH TOWNSHIP, MI - Robin Anne Lampinen, age 53, of Forsyth Township, entered eternal life Thursday, December 15, 2016. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 21, beginning at 3:00 pm until the time of service at 4:00 pm. ...

Nancy “Pat” Patrice Walker

MARQUETTE, MI - Nancy “Pat” Patrice Walker of Benton, Alabama, formally of Marquette, entered into eternal life at the age of 74 at her son’s residence here in Marquette following a courageous battle with cancer. In the final months of her life in her son’s home, she was surrounded by ...