Obituaries

Millicent E. ‘Mitzi’ McCuen

MARQUETTE, MI – Funeral services for Millicent E. “Mitzi” McCuen will be held at Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services on Sunday, June 23. The family will receive guests beginning at 12:00 noon until the time of service at 1:00 pm Sunday afternoon. A reception will ...

Barbara Ann Budinger

MARQUETTE, MI - Graveside committal services for Barbara Ann Budinger will be held at the Park Cemetery on Friday, June 21, at 10:30 am. Mrs. Budinger, age 80, of Marquette, entered eternal life August 31, 2018. Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the ...

Joanne ‘Joni’ Schillinger

MARQUETTE, MI - Joanne “Joni” Schillinger, 78, of Marquette, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019 at her home. Joni was preceded in death by her parents, Edna K. and Jerome L. Schillinger, and her brother, James J. Schillinger. She is survived by a nephew, Russell M. Schillinger; a ...

Judith Arlene Knapp

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI - Judith Arlene Knapp, age 79, of Negaunee Township, entered eternal life Thursday evening, June 13, 2019, at UP Health System - Bell, in the loving, comforting care of her family. Born December 20, 1939, in Marquette, one of ten children born to John and Ethel ...

Frances M. Derleth

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL - Frances M. Derleth, age 93, passed away May 30th, in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Fran was born and raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan and graduated in 1948 from the College of Architecture and Design. Shortly afterward, she married ...

James Marvin Maki

BROOKSVILLE, FL - James Marvin Maki, 76, of Marquette died on November 13th, 2018, in Brooksville Florida. James was born on October 17th 1942, to Aake and Impie Maki, in Lanse, Michigan. He enlisted in the Air Force after high school, and returned to Michigan after his service. He was a long ...

Karen Rae (Seppala) Fosco

MARQUETTE, MI - Karen Rae (Seppala) Fosco, age 73, of Marquette, entered eternal life Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at UP Health System - Marquette, in the loving, comforting care of her family. Born December 16, 1945, in Ishpeming, a daughter of Reino William and Carol Virginia (Sather) Seppala, ...

Mary C. VanDrese

BIG BAY, MI – Graveside committal services for Mary C. VanDrese, will be held at Gardens of Rest Memorial Park in Wells on Thursday, June 20, at 1:00 pm. Mrs. VanDrese, age 70, of Big Bay, entered eternal life February 2, 2019. Condolences may be expressed online at fassbenderswan ...

John Melvin ‘Mel’ Syria

ABILENE, TX – A Mass of Christian Burial for John Melvin “Mel” Syria will be held at St. Peter Cathedral on Saturday, June 22, at 1:00 pm. A reception will follow in the reception room located at Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services. Interment will be made in the Holy ...

Mary Lou (Flaa) Kinsella

ISHPEMING, MI - Mary Lou (Flaa) Kinsella - age 84, longtime Ishpeming resident, passed away on Thursday June 13, 2019 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility while in the loving care of her family and nursing home staff. Mary Lou was born in Ishpeming on July 15, 1934, daughter of the ...

Ann E. Wise

ISHPEMING, MI – Ann E. Wise, age 75, of 212 Hazel St., Ishpeming passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 13, 2019 while in the loving care of her family and the Upper Peninsula Home Health and Hospice at her home in Ishpeming after battling ALS. The family will greet relatives and friends ...

Michael ‘Mike’ K. Mikulich

MUNISING, MI - Michael “Mike” K. Mikulich, age 69, of Munising, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at his home in Norton Shores, Michigan following a lengthy illness. He was born on November 12, 1949 in Munising, Michigan to the late Charles and Beatrice (Gamelin) Mikulich. Mike ...

Naoma Ruth Messier

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI – former Chocolay Township resident, Naoma “Ruth” Messier, age 95, entered eternal life Sunday evening, June 9, 2019, at The Lighthouse At Ishpeming. Born February 15, 1924, in Creal Springs, Illinois, a daughter of Walter and Bessie (Simms) Travelstead, Ruth was ...

Luis J. O’Meany

ISHPEMING, MI - Luis J. O’Meany, age 87, longtime Ishpeming resident passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee. Luis was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala on May 16, 1932, son of the late Mercedes (Carcache) and Diego O’Meany. Following High School, ...

Susan F. (Leadbetter) McCarthy

ESCANABA, MI - A Mass of Christian Burial for Susan F. (Leadbetter) McCarthy, 76, of Escanaba (formerly of Marquette) who died on April 24, 2019, will be celebrated on Saturday June 15 at 10:00 AM in St. Peter Cathedral with the Rev. Msgr. Michael Steber, assisted by Deacon Jack Leadbetter. ...

Thomas Jack Boase

ISHPEMING, MI - After bravely fighting ALS for two years, Thomas Jack Boase peacefully passed away in the early hours of June 11 at UP Health Systems Marquette. He was born September 1, 1930, the only child of Raymond Boase and Lucille (Menhennet) Boase. He graduated from the Ishpeming ...

Judy Richer

NEGAUNEE, MI – Judy Kay (Lahde) Richer, 73, of Negaunee, passed away on Friday, June 7, at Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming with her husband, sons, and family by her bedside. Judy was born on April 14th, 1946 in Ishpeming to the late Toivo and Caroline (Baldini) Lahde of ...

Richard M. ‘Dick’ Paquette, Sr

MARQUETTE, MI - Richard M. “Dick” Paquette, Sr., 85, of Marquette, died peacefully Saturday morning, June 8, 2019 at his home, surrounded by family and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. Richard was born on May 15, 1934 in Marquette, a son of the late Emil “Poker” and Mary ...

Karen L. Roy

MARQUETTE, MI - Karen Louise Roy, 69, of Marquette, died Saturday evening, June 8, 2019, at her home following an illness. She was born June 6, 1950, in San Pedro, California, a daughter of the late Edward and Rose (Michaels) Karna. Karen moved to the UP with her family in her youth following ...

Irvin ‘Max’ Baer

ISHPEMING, MI - Irvin “Max” Baer, 71, of 1735 Southwood Dr., Ishpeming, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in the Emergency Room at UP Health System Bell in Ishpeming Irvin was born in Niagara Falls, NY on February 24, 1948, son of Margaret (Rummel) and the late William John Baer. ...