Obituaries

Margaret ‘Marge’ Shorkey

MARQUETTE, MI - Margaret “Marge” Shorkey, 94, of Marquette, died peacefully Sunday evening, July 16, 2017 with her loving family at her side, under the excellent care of the staff of Mill Creek Assisted Living and Lake Superior Hospice. Marge was born on September 16, 1922 in Marquette, ...

Lloyd S. Croschere, Jr.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI - Lloyd Stanley “Mole” Croschere, Jr., age 61, of Marquette Township, entered eternal life Monday morning, July 17, 2017, at the Norlite Nursing Center. Born May 15, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois, a son of Lloyd S. and Elizabeth C. (King) Croschere, Sr., Lloyd was ...

Isabel Tonn-Haley

MARQUETTE, MI. - Isabel Tonn-Haley, 91, of Marquette, died peacefully Saturday morning, July 15, 2017 at her home. Isabel was born on September 20, 1925 in Escanaba, Michigan, daughter of the late Arthur and Sophia (Makosky) Hammerberg. She was a 1943 graduate of Escanaba High School and an ...

Florence Viena Elizabeth Matula

GREENVILLE, MI - With great sadness we report the passing of Florence Viena Elizabeth Matula on June 11, 2017 in Greenville, Michigan. Florence was born at her home in Sundell, Michigan on February 14, 1924 to Anna (Tarvudd) and Ade Karppinen, first generation Finnish emigrants. She attended ...

Lloyd S. Croschere, Jr.

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI - Lloyd Stanley Croschere, Jr., age 61, of Marquette Township, entered eternal life Monday morning, July 17, 2017, at the Norlite Nursing Center. The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family and will announce arrangements. Condolences may be expressed online at ...

Troy Lee White

WETMORE, MI - Troy Lee White was born on January 19th 1986 to Randy and Jennifer White in Valparaiso, Indiana. The family moved to Powell Lake in Wetmore when he was 3 years old. Even though he was not born here, he considered himself to be a true Yooper. When Troy was little, he would ask ...

Robert I. Williams

GWINN, MI - Robert I. Williams, 60, of Gwinn, passed afternoon, July 12, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born on July 20, 1956 in Coloma, MI. Son of Wayne and Joyce (Jarvis) Pugh. A graduate of Coloma High School Class of 1974 then entered the military. He was ...

Breanna Michelle Christunas

REDDING, CA. - Breanna Michelle Christunas 27, formerly of Marquette passed away unexpectedly Sunday July 2nd, 2017 at her residence. Breanna was born May 11, 1990 to Maria Christunas and James Sult in Marquette. She attended the Marquette Alternative High School where she excelled in ...

Linda L. Juidici

GWINN, MI - Linda Lee Juidici, 65, of 3236 W. Crooked Lake Lane, Gwinn, passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Banner Hospital Medical Center in Mesa, AZ. Linda was born November 28, 1951 in Newberry, MI to Eino and Jeanette (Hanson) Nurmi. ...

Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Charlotte Mazzali

MUNISING, Mich. — Geraldine “Gerry” Charlotte Mazzali, age 82, of Munising, died under the care of her family in Owosso, Michigan on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Gerry was born in Munising on March 19, 1935 to Herman and Ellen (Maki) Monette and was a loving sister to Phyllis Baij and ...

Sandra L. Ball

ISHPEMING, Mich. — Sandra L. Ball, age 66, of 21 Sunnyside Estates, Ishpeming, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at UP Health System Marquette. Sandy had been in battling lung cancer for the past year and a half. Sandy was born August 3, 1950 in Ishpeming the daughter of the late Paul ...

Jon ‘Sam’ St. Andre

FORT COLLINS, CO - Jon James St. Andre, age 77, passed away on July 11, 2017 in Fort Collins, CO. after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. Jon was born on Dec. 8, 1939 in Ishpeming, MI to the late Adlorde “Sam” and Mary (Mongiat) St. Andre and was raised in North Lake Loc. Jon was a ...

Walter ‘Wally’ Arnold Colbert

SHINGLETON, Mich. — Walter “Wally” Arnold Colbert, age 61, of Shingleton and formerly of Garden City, Michigan, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. No public services will be held at this time. His obituary and guestbook may be viewed and signed at www.bowermanfuneralhome.net.

Cody J. Heikkila

ISHPEMING, Mich. — Cody J. Heikkila, age 17, lifelong Ishpeming resident passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday morning July 12, 2017. The family will greet relatives and friends from noon until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home. Funeral ...

Isabel Tonn-Haley

Marquette, Mich. — Isabel Tonn-Haley, 91, of Marquette, died peacefully Saturday morning at her home. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home which will release a complete obituary notice later.

Dormalee ‘Dorm’ Louise Smith

MUNISING/HOUGHTON, Mich. — Dormalee “Dorm” Louise Smith, age 78, of Munising and formerly of Houghton, died early Saturday morning, July 15, 2017 at her home following a brief illness. No public services will be held at this time. Dorm’s obituary and guestbook may be viewed and ...

James H. “Jim” Wuepper

MARQUETTE, MI. - James H. “Jim” Wuepper of Marquette, Michigan, formerly of Bay City, Michigan passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, age 92 years. The son of the late Emil and Emma (Walter), Wuepper was born July 16, 1924 in Highland ...

Evelyn A. Goulette

COLUMBUS, OH - Evelyn A. Goulette, 92, former Negaunee resident, passed away Thursday evening, July 13, 2017 at Mother Angeline McCrory Manor in Columbus, Ohio. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.

Donna Mae Ward Adams

AUBURN, AL - Donna Mae Ward Adams, of Auburn, Alabama, passed away peacefully at the age of 83, on April 2, 2017. She is survived by her four children, Pamela Leonard (Donald) of Floyds Knobs, IN; Clayton Adams Jr. (Meta) of Copper Harbor, MI; Suzanne Villarreal Liszt (Richard) of Atlanta, ...

Connie Williams

SUOMI LOCATION, MI - Connie G. Williams, 86, of Suomi Location, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, July 10, 2017 at UP Health System – Marquette. Connie was born May 28, 1931 in Ishpeming to Elmer and Elsie (Tuomi) Williamson, graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of 1948, and ...