Obituaries

Emanuel L. ‘Manny’ Barry

ISHPEMING, MI – Emanuel L. “Manny” Barry, age 43, of 514 N. Main St. Ishpeming passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at his home in Ishpeming while in his sleep. Manny was born April 19, 1973 in Ishpeming the son of Lawrence L. and Judy L. (Fosco) Barry. Manny enjoyed little league ...

Irene H. Nykanen

BEAVER GROVE, MI - Irene H. Nykanen, age 85 formerly of Beaver Grove (Marquette) passed away Friday April 7, 2017 at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee while in the loving care of family, staff of Eastwood and UP Home Health & Hospice. Irene was born on March 31, 1932 at home in ...

Agnes I. Peterson

ISHPEMING, MI – Agnes I. Peterson age 96, longtime Ishpeming resident, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 while at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility where she had resided since April of 2016. Agnes was born on August 3, 1920 in Ishpeming to the late William and Jennie (Johnson) ...

Lillian E. Johnson

MARQUETTE, MI - Lillian Elizabeth Johnson, age 92, of Marquette, entered eternal life Tuesday, April 5, 2017, at Norlite Nursing Center in the loving care of her family. Lillian Elizabeth Johnson was born in Chatham, Michigan on May 31, 1924 to Gust and Vera Ilkka. She graduated from Eben ...

David A. Niemi

ISHPEMING, MI. - David A. Niemi, age 72, of 600 E. High St., Apt 2, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at UP Health System Marquette. David was born February 5, 1945 in Hancock, MI the son of the late Alfred and Bernice (Maki) Niemi. He grew up in Toivola, MI prior entering the United ...

Emanuel L. ‘Manny’ Barry

ISHPEMING, MI. - Emanuel L. “Manny” Barry, age 43, of 514 N. Main St. Ishpeming passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at his home in Ishpeming while in his sleep. The family will greet relatives and friends from 3pm until 6pm on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church ...

Naoma I. Henry

VAN MEER, MI - Naoma I. Henry, age 81, of Van Meer died unexpectedly at her home following a lengthy illness on Thursday evening, April 6, 2017. She was born on October 9, 1935 in Mancelona, Michigan to the late Clarence and Addie (Barrow) Bond. Naoma’s family moved to Van Meer when she ...

Martha M. Lindstrom

NEGAUNEE, MI - Martha M. Lindstrom, 93, of Negaunee, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, April 6, 2017 at the Eastwood Nursing Center. Martha was born November 3, 1923 in Ishpeming to Napoleon and Ileen (Kaijala) Garceau and graduated from Ishpeming High School, Class of 1942. She ...

Gerald ‘Scub’ Marietti

OGDEN, UT - Gerald succumbed to a long battle with dementia at his home on March 23 surrounded by his loving family. “Jerry,” as he was known by his family and friends in Ogden, Utah, was born in Ishpeming, MI, to John and Ruth Dompierre Marietti. He was the second of 16 children. Jerry ...

Elden Bernard Hendrickson, Jr.

LIVONIA, MI. - Elden Bernard Hendrickson Jr. age 61, Livonia resident passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI Elden was born December 1, 1955 in Highland Park, MI to the late Elden B. and Delores J. (Gaushas) Hendrickson. He graduated from Cody High School ...

Betty Rose Iery

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI – Betty Rose Iery, age 91, of Marquette Township, entered eternal life Friday morning, April 7, 2017, at her home, in the loving, comforting care of her family. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 18, ...

Irene H. Nykanen

BEAVER GROVE, MI - Irene H. Nykanen, age 85 formerly of Beaver Grove (Marquette) passed away Friday April 7, 2017 at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee while in the loving care of family, staff of Eastwood and UP Home Health & Hospice. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the ...

Robert W. Miller

HARVEY, MI. - Robert Wesley Miller, 67, of Harvey and former Negaunee resident, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, April 7, 2017 at UP Health System - Marquette. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.

Agnes I. Peterson

ISHPEMING, MI - Agnes I. Peterson age 96, long time Ishpeming resident, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 while at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. A full obituary will be ran later in the week. The Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home is assisting the family with Funeral arrangements.

Tysen Jade Benz

MARQUETTE, MI - William Wallace once said, “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” Tysen Jade Benz, who came into this world August 30, 2005, at Marquette, Michigan, passed away at CS Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, in the loving, comforting care of his family and family ...

Dianne G. Wyllie

HANCOCK, MI. - Dianne G. Wyllie, 70, of Hancock, passed away unexpectedly at U.P. Health Systems - Marquette on Monday evening, April 3, 2017 with her loving family by her side. She was born in Hancock on June 10, 1946 to the late Bruce and Perena (Pera) Wyllie. She graduated from Hancock ...

Ronald A. ‘Porky’ Ebner

ISHPEMING, MI - Ronald A. “Porky” Ebner, age 81 of 302 Greenwood St. Ishpeming passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at his home while in the loving care of his family and UP Home Health & Hospice. Ronald was born May 18, 1935 in Ishpeming, MI to Joseph & Martha (Ayotte) Ebner. He ...

Sheila Ann Makinen

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI - Sheila Ann Makinen, 62, of Makinen Road, Negaunee Township, passed away at home early Tuesday morning, April 4, 2017 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of UP Home Health and Hospice. Sheila was born July 10, 1954 in Manistique to Fredrick and Marian ...

Quinn Waskiewicz

ISHPEMING, MI - Quinn Ann Waskiewicz, infant daughter of Gabe Waskiewicz and Carmen Emery passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at University of Michigan Motts Children Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Quinn is survived by her parents Gabe and Carmen, her paternal grandmother Marlene Thomas, ...

Martha M. Lindstrom

NEGAUNEE, MI - Martha M. Lindstrom, 93, of Negaunee, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, April 6, 2017 at the Eastwood Nursing Center. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.