Obituaries

Lisa ‘Jay’ M. Johnson

CHATHAM, MI - Lisa “Jay” M. Johnson, age 41, originally of Chatham, left this world entirely too soon on June 6th, 2018. Lisa was born on August 24th, 1976 to her mother, Sue Johnson. She was a hard worker, with Timber Products being her start, and Nascar being her proudest job. She ...

Rodney Harold ‘Rod’ Aho

SANDS TOWNSHIP, MI - Rodney Harold “Rod” Aho, age 69, of Sands Township, entered eternal life Sunday, June 17, 2018, at UP Health System - Marquette, in the loving, comforting care of his wife and daughter. Born August 4, 1948, in Marquette, a son of Wesley Harold and Gertrude (Dorman) ...

Richard Otto Renfors

NEGAUNEE, MI - Richard Otto Renfors, age 82 passed away Friday, June 15, 2018 at his home. He was born in Negaunee on July 16, 1935 to the late John and Vieno (Martinen) Renfors and was a lifelong area resident. He married Rosalie Wendt on December 1, 1956. Richard was employed by the ...

Rudolf ‘Rudi’ Warnders

CHATHAM, MI - Rudolf “Rudi” Warnders, age 81, of Chatham, died late Sunday evening, June 17, 2018 at the MediLodge of Munising. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home.

James W. Villar

REPUBLIC, MI - James W. Villar passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the loving care of his family and Lake Superior Hospice on Monday, February 12, 2018. James was one of fraternal twins born to James Travis and Hertha (Fremuth) Villar in Bronx, NY, on July 25, 1930. He graduated ...

Elaine Eleanor (Ellis) Champion

WYOMING, MI - Elaine Eleanor (Ellis) Champion, 82 years old, beloved wife of Daniel Ruiz Champion, died at her home in Wyoming, Michigan, on June 4, 2018 after an extended illness. Elaine was born on February 19, 1936 to Peter and Lempi (nee Wiideman) Ellis in Marquette, Michigan; graduated ...

Marian Louise Maki

MARQUETTE, MI – A Celebration of Life, remembering Marian Louise Maki, will be held at the family home, 2050 Granite Street, Marquette, on Saturday, June 23, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Mrs. Maki, age 85, entered eternal life January 28, 2018. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed ...

Michele Trelford Hessinger

CHATHAM, MI - Michele Trelford Hessinger, known locally as Shelly to her friends and as Mrs. Hessinger to her students; died peacefully Monday, March 26, 2018; in her home with her husband, Joe, by her side. She had the cutest smile and could light up the darkest room or mood. She was born ...

Syme H. Niemi

ISHPEMING, MI – Syme H. Niemi, age 96, longtime Ishpeming area resident, went to be with her Savior on June 15, 2018 while a resident at the Marquette Co. Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming. Syme was born July 7, 1921 to Paul and Gustava (Nyman) Koski on the family homestead in Ewen, MI. ...

M. Cameron Howes

MARQUETTE, MI - M. Cameron Howes entered eternal life on May 17, 2018 with his beloved wife and daughter by his side and under the care of U.P. Home Health & Hospice. A memorial service, honoring Cameron’s life, will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at ...

Norman “Norm” Pelto

MARQUETTE, MI – NORTH PORT, FL – A Celebration of Life for Norman “Norm” Pelto will be held at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home on Saturday, June 23, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., with a special time of sharing beginning at 2:30 p.m. This will be an informal time for the sharing of ...

Lotta M. (Osterberg) Stewart

MARQUETTE, MI – Graveside committal services for Lotta M. (Osterberg) Stewart will be held at the Park Cemetery on Friday, June 22, at 1 p.m. Mrs. Stewart, age 94, passed away June 6, 2018. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to UP Home Health and Hospice 1125 W. Ridge ...

Keith J. Steinhoff

xAUTRAIN, MI - Keith J. Steinhoff, age 73, of AuTrain, died Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Munising Memorial Hospital. A time for visiting with family and friends will be held at the Bowerman Funeral Home in Munising on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Keith’s obituary ...

Jerry “Bear” Bennett

MARQUETTE, MI - Graveside services for Jerry “Bear” Bennett will be held at the Park Cemetery on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 3 p.m. Mr. Bennett entered eternal life November 22, 2017. The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family.

Sandra Laukkanen

ROCK, MI - Sandra Laukkanen, age 73, of Rock passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Sandy was born November 16, 1944 in Marquette, Michigan, the daughter of Roy and Pearl (Roy) Johnson. She was united in marriage to Irving “Bill” Laukkanen on April 6, 1963 in Eben, ...

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ISHPEMING, MI - Anita M. Pope, age 83, of 1130 Highland Circle, Apt #1, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Marquette Co. Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming where she had been a resident for the past 6 weeks. Anita was born March 9, 1935 in Calumet, MI the daughter of the late ...

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ISHPEMING, MI- Dorothy A. Waters, age 91 of 524 Poplar St. Ishpeming passed away Wednesday June 13, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming while in the loving care of her family, staff at MCMCF and U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Dorothy was born October 15, 1926 in ...

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KIVA, MI - Frank Niespodziany, age 80 of Kiva, died Tuesday morning, June 12, 2018. Frank was born in South Bend, Indiana on October 19, 1937 to Frank and Irene (Taberski) Niespodziany. He was a High School Graduate of Washington Clay High School in South Bend, Indiana. He entered the US ...

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ISHPEMING, MI - Brenda E. Stickels age 60, of KI Sawyer Gwinn passed away April 6, 2018 at Marquette County Medical Care Facility. She was born in Twin Falls, Idaho on September 14th 1957. The daughter of James and Olive Stickels, both deceased. Brenda graduated from Waterford High School ...

Syme H. Niemi

ISHPEMING, MI - Syme H. Niemi, age 96, longtime Ishpeming area resident, went to be with her Savior on June 15, 2018 while a resident at the Marquette Co. Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming. Syme’s family will greet relatives and friends from 12:00pm – 1:00pm on Monday, June 18, 2018 at ...