Obituaries

Glen A. Gauthier

ISHPEMING, MI - Glen A. Gauthier, age 78, longtime Ishpeming area resident, passed away on Wednesday April 3, 2019 at UP Health System Bell. Glen was born in Rhinelander, WI on March 30, 1941, son of the late Joseph B. Gauthier and Irene I. Schallock. He attended Ishpeming Public Schools ...

Theresa Ann Syrjala

CLARKSBURG, MI - Theresa Ann Syrjala, age 71 of Clarksburg went to be with her Lord on Thursday April 4, 2019 at her home while in the loving care of her family and UP Home Health & Hospice. Theresa battled brain cancer for almost 2 1/2 years. Theresa was born in Ishpeming, MI on April ...

Roy W. Mannikko

CRYSTAL FALLS, MI - Roy W. Mannikko, age 94, of Crystal Falls, MI passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Aspirus Iron River Hospital, Iron River, MI. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Mannikko are incomplete and will be announced by the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse, MI. Mr. ...

Earl J. Harrington

L’ANSE, MI - Earl J. Harrington, age 96, of L’Anse, MI passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, MI. Funeral arrangements for Earl are incomplete and will be announced by the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse, MI. Earl’s obituary may ...

Beatrice J. Havican

ALVIN, WI - Beatrice J. Havican, age 86, of Alvin, WI passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City, FL. She was born on December 2, 1932 in Champion, MI; the daughter of the late Edward and Sylvia (Deuell) Duhame. She attended Schools in Champion ...

Susan Marie (Tuominen) Hintsala

ISHPEMING, MI - Susan Marie (Tuominen) Hintsala, age 65, of 215 Hazel St. Ishpeming, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at UP Health System Marquette while in the loving care of her family and hospital staff. Susan was born in Ishpeming on October 30, 1953, a daughter of the late ...

Steven Francis Belanger

CHAMPIONS GATE, FL - Steven Francis Belanger, 60, of Champions Gate, Florida, passed away on March 18, 2019 in the loving care of family, friends and hospice after courageously battling brain cancer for several years. Steven was born May 6, 1958 in Marquette Michigan to Robert L Belanger, ...

Eldora F. Flatt

NEWBERRY, MI - Eldora F. Flatt, 87, of Newberry, died Friday evening March 29, 2019 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital. Born May 16, 1931 in Kalona, Iowa, daughter of the late C. Jay and Dinah Miller, Eldora married Alvin Flatt December 31, 1964, Eldora was raised in an Amish family and became a ...

Gwen McCollum

AUTRAIN, MI - Gwen McCollum, age 93, of AuTrain, died Monday, April 1, 2019 at her family’s home in AuTrain, under the loving care of her family and Lake Superior Hospice. She was born on January 31, 1926 in Munising, MI to the late Harry and Hildur (Oas) Olson. Gwen graduated from Wm. G. ...

Barbara J. Dowling

MARQUETTE, MI - Barbara Jean “Barb” Dowling, 83, of Marquette, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at UP Health System- Marquette. Barb was born in Alpena, MI on April 24, 1935 to James and Florence (Maciejewski) Szejbach. She graduated from ...

David F. Tousignant

ISHPEMING, MI - David F. Tousignant, age 66, whose sunrise was on April 6, 1952, had his final sunset on April 1, 2019 while at his home in the loving care of his family and the UP Home Health and Hospice. David was born in Marquette on April 6, 1952, son of the late Francis Tousignant and ...

Sally A. Mellon

MARQUETTE, MI - Sally Ann Mellon, 86, of Marquette, died peacefully Sunday, March 31, 2019 at the Norlite Nursing Center. She was born October 18, 1932 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, a daughter of the late Victor E. and Clarabelle L. (Messner) Moore. Sally attended NMU and worked as a ...

Clarence Roger ‘Archie’ LaBeau

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI - Clarence Roger “Archie” LaBeau, 84, passed away peacefully at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Michigan, on Saturday, March 30, 2019 from complications of COPD and lung cancer. Archie was born on June 6, 1934, in Ishpeming, Michigan (North Lake ...

Theodore P. Heilala

ISHPEMING, MI - Theodore P. Heilala, age 57 of 672 Poplar Street, Ishpeming passed away at his home on Sunday March 31, 2019. Theodore was born April 4, 1961 in Ishpeming to D. Paul and the late Suzanne E. (Argall) Heilala. Ted was a graduate of Ishpeming High School class of 1979 and ...

Edgar Clyde Akel

MARQUETTE, MI - Edgar Clyde Akel (March 14, 1919 - March 30, 2019) of Mill Creek Assisted Living in Marquette, passed in his sleep, 100+ years old—soldier, displaced person, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, husband for 71 years, patriotic Estonian, successful American immigrant, ...

Laura Sophia Artis

LUMBERTON, NC - Laura Sophia Artis, of Lumberton, North Carolina, died on March 29, 2019 at the age of 72 after a lengthy illness. Laura married E. Haley Artis in 1971. Although the marriage later ended, they remained best friends until her death. Laura is also survived by her mother, Edna ...

Peter D. Farm

NEGAUNEE, MI - Peter D. Farm, age 80, of Negaunee and former Ishpeming resident passed away Friday March 29, 2019 at UP Health System Bell following a brief illness. Peter was born October 16, 1938 in Ishpeming to Woodrow and Miriam (Kauppanen) Farm. He graduated from Ishpeming High School ...

Betty A. Henson

NEGAUNEE, MI - Betty A. Henson, age 86, longtime area resident, passed away on Friday March 29, 2019 at the Eastwood Nursing Center while in the loving care of her family, and nursing home staff. Betty was born on April 10, 1932 in Marquette, daughter to the late Wilfred and Ruby (Miller) ...

Charles L. Lundin

ISHPEMING, MI - Charles L. Lundin, age 86, longtime Ishpeming resident, passed away, Thursday, March 28, 2019, at D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Charles was born in Ishpeming, Michigan on April 19, 1932, a son of the late Elsie (Tremayne) and Lester Lundin. He served in the ...

Peter Haines Henricksen

MARQUETTE, MI — Peter Haines Henricksen of Marquette, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Born February 16, 1938, in Marquette, son of Edward Carl and Pauline Edel (Haines) Henricksen, Pete was raised in Hazelhurst, Wisconsin and graduated from Minocqua High School. He was a star ...