Obituaries

Richard G. Nelson

MARQUETTE, MI - Richard G. Nelson, 74, of Marquette, died Tuesday evening, December 4, 2018, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in the presence of his loving wife and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Rick was born on November 14, 1944, in Moose Lake, Minnesota, a son of ...

Dr. Robert Bruce ‘Bob’ Glenn

CHELSEA, MI - Longtime Marquette resident Dr. Robert Bruce “Bob” Glenn, age 91, died peacefully after several months of loving care in the Assisted Living residence of the Silver Maples of Chelsea. Born July 9, 1927, in Kalamazoo to Winfield Church and Helen Grace (McCarty) Glenn, Robert ...

Therese A. (nee Quaal) Zahnke

ISHPEMING, MI - Therese A. (nee Quaal) Zahnke, formerly of Ishpeming, Michigan, age 90, died peacefully on November 30, 2018. Beloved wife of Arthur for 59 years. Dear sister of the late James Quaal, Mary (the late Neil) Lynch, the late Albert (Diane) Quaal, John (Dolores) Quaal, ...

Paula Olson

EL PASO, TX - Paula Olson entered into the hands of her Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at the age of 78. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and will be greatly missed. She is preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Barbara Nault. She is survived by her loving ...

Sharron Ann ‘Sherri’ Seibert

GRAND MARAIS - MARQUETTE, MI - Sharron Ann “Sherri” Seibert, age 72, of Marquette, and former Grand Marais resident, entered eternal life Thursday, December 6, 2018, shortly after admittance to UP Health System - Marquette. Born September 28, 1946, in Marquette, a daughter of Vernon and ...

Arlene Yvonne Ylinen

ISHPEMING, MI - Arlene Yvonne Ylinen, 82, of Ishpeming, died peacefully Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Trillium House in Marquette while under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. She was born June 20, 1936 in Marquette, a daughter of the late Wilho and Ansa (Ranta) Leppanen. She ...

Edwin M. Bruce

ARNOLD, MI - Edwin M. Bruce, age 80, of Arnold, MI, passed away Thursday afternoon, December 6, 2018 at U.P. Health System – Marquette surrounded by family. Visitation and funeral services are being planned for Friday, December 14, 2018 in Northland, MI. The Anderson Funeral Homes are ...

Dr. William R. Ball

MARQUETTE, MI - Dr. William R. Ball, 74, of Marquette, died peacefully in his sleep Thursday, December 6, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home.

Keith S. Schultz

CLARKSBURG, MI – Keith S. Schultz, age 78, of 885 Co. Rd. CKL Champion, (Clarksburg) passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at his home. Keith was born in a log cabin in Snowville location, (Diorite) on January 9, 1940, a son of the late Lorraine Marie (Thibodeau) and Sterling William ...

Carol E. Truscott

MARQUETTE, MI - Carol E. Truscott, age 67, longtime Ishpeming resident, currently of 222 S. Fifth St., Marquette, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at her home. Carol was born in Ishpeming, on December 18, 1950, a daughter of the late Joyce (Peterson) and Clifford Lehto. She grew up ...

Nancy Duckworth

NEGAUNEE, MI - Nancy Gail Duckworth, 70, of Pioneer Ave., Negaunee, passed away Friday morning, November 30, 2018, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in the care of her loving family. Nancy was born March 20, 1948, in Detroit to Henry Joseph and Mary Elizabeth (Dobson) Shannon and ...

William J. ‘Droop’ Aho

ISHPEMING, MI – William J. “Droop” Aho, age 73, of 786 S. Pine St., Ishpeming passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at U.P. Health System Marquette while in the loving presence of his family. Bill was born October 4, 1945 in Ishpeming the son of the late William W. and Jane D. ...

John Melvin ‘Mel’ Syria

ABILENE, TX - John Melvin “Mel” Syria, age 84, of Abilene, Texas, and former Marquette area resident, entered eternal life Monday evening, December 3, 2018, in Abilene, Texas. Born June 23, 1934 in Watton, a son of John and Mary E. (Takanen) Syria, Mel was raised in Watton and was a 1952 ...

Dorothy Lampi

SKANDIA, MI - Dorothy Helen Lampi, 85, of Skandia, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, November 30, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. Dorothy was born April 7, 1933 in Marquette to Charles and Agnes (Lidbom) Smyth and graduated from Graveraet High School, Class of ...

Carol E. Truscott

MARQUETTE, MI – Carol E. Truscott, age 67, longtime Ishpeming resident, currently of 222 S. Fifth St., Marquette, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at her home. The family will greet relatives and friends from 12:30 - 1:30 PM on Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Bjork & Zhulkie ...

Kenneth William ‘Smoke’ Whitehouse

MARQUETTE, MI - Kenneth William Whitehouse, age 61, of Marquette after a valiant battle with cancer, passed from this life in the comfort of his home and in the tender care of his family on December 1, 2018. Ken is survived by his loving wife, Kris (Gregorich/Larson) Whitehouse; his children, ...

Olaf A. ‘Ollie’ Linna

SKANDIA, MI - Olaf August “Ollie” Linna passed away Friday, November 30, 2018, at the Norlite Nursing Center at age 94. He was born July 11, 1924 to Nels and Elsa (Kallio) Linna at the family farm on Morrison Creek Road in Iron River, Michigan. He attended Lincoln School knowing only ...

Betty Joann (Peterson) Violetta

GWINN, MI - Betty Joann (Peterson) Violetta, age 85, of Gwinn, entered eternal life on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the Marquette Medical Care Facility in the loving care of her family. Betty was born on December 21, 1932 in Chatham, MI a daughter of Julius and Esther (Johnson) Peterson. The ...

Patrick G Ruecker

MARQUETTE, MI - Patrick G. Ruecker, 92, of Marquette, passed away Friday morning, November 30, 2018 at Tender Hearts Assisted Living in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Pat was born on March 28, 1926 in Marquette to the late Otto and Josephine (O’Leary) Ruecker and was a lifelong area resident. He ...

Audrey Jane Massey

MARQUETTE, GRAND MARAIS, MI - Audrey Jane Massey, age 88, of Marquette and formerly of Grand Marais, entered eternal life Thursday, November 29, 2018, at the Norlite Nursing Center, in the loving care of her family and staff. Audrey was born May 11,1930, in Munising, the fourth in a line of ...