Obituaries

Scott Edward Henricksen

GRAND RAPIDS, MI. — Scott Edward Henricksen, age 52, of Grand Rapids, and former Marquette resident, entered eternal life Thursday, October 5, 2017. Born February 26, 1965, in San Francisco, California, son of Peter Haines and Ann (Eden) Henricksen, Scott was raised in Marquette and ...

Thurman Price Stevenson

MUNISING, MI - Thurman Price Stevenson, age 94, lifelong resident of Munising, died early Sunday morning, October 8, 2017 at UPHS Marquette. He had been under the care of North Woods Home Health. Thurman was born at the Pumping Station in Munising on May 14, 1923 to Guy and Lewella ...

Mary Ellen Grimsby

MARQUETTE, MI - Mary Ellen Grimsby, age 89, of Marquette, and former Skandia resident, entered eternal life Friday, October 6, 2017, at the Norlite Nursing Center, in the loving, comforting care of her family. She had resided at Norlite for the past eight years. She was born February 3, 1928, ...

Sherwood L. Morcom

ISHPEMING, MI – Sherwood L. Morcom, age 82, of 417 Salisbury St., Ishpeming passed away on Friday October 6, 2017 at his home. He had been in the loving care of his family, UP Home Health and Hospice and special caregivers Carol, Sheena and Randi. Sherwood was born March 4, 1935 in ...

Kenneth M. Jokela

IRVINE, CA. - Kenneth Martti Jokela, 63, of Irvine, CA, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Carehouse Healthcare Center in Santa Ana, CA. Kenneth was born June 26, 1954 in California to former Negaunee resident Albert ‘Abby’ and the late Elizabeth ‘Betty’ (Hardin) ...

Rickie ‘Rick’ Joseph Ake

MUNISING, MI - Rickie “Rick” Joseph Ake, age 63, of Munising, died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 8, 2017 at UPHS Marquette. A celebration of Rick’s life will be held at the Pictured Rocks Golf Course in Munising on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. His ...

Mary Teresa Murray

MARQUETTE, MI - Mary Teresa Murray, 83, lifelong Marquette resident, entered into eternal rest July 6, 2017. A memorial mass to remember Mary will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette at 1:00 PM with visitation in the Bishop’s Room starting at noon. The ...

Sherwood L. Morcom

ISHPEMING - Sherwood L. Morcom, age 82, of 417 Salisbury St., Ishpeming passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at his house. He had been in the loving care of his family, UP Home Health and Hospice and special caregivers Carol, Sheena and Randi. The family will greet relatives and friends ...

Scott Edward Henricksen

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Scott Edward Henricksen, age 52, of Grand Rapids, and former Marquette resident, entered eternal life Thursday, October 5, 2017. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home on Friday, October 13, beginning at 3:00 pm until the time of ...

Mary Ellen Grimsby

MARQUETTE, MI - Mary Ellen Grimsby, 89, of Marquette, and former Skandia resident, entered eternal life Friday, October 6, 2017, at the Norlite Nursing Center, in the loving, comforting care of her family. The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family and will announce ...

Barbara M. Benstrom

GWINN - Barbara M. Benstrom, 84, of Gwinn, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living surrounded by her family and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale Gwinn Funeral Home.

Patrice ‘Patty’ Dawn Mingay

MARQUETTE, MI - Graveside services for Patrice “Patty” Dawn Mingay will be held at the Park Cemetery on Friday, October 13, at 11:00 am. Rev. David Van Kley will officiate. Patty, age 54, of Marquette, entered eternal life May 28, 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to ...

Mary Stafford

MARQUETTE, MI - Mary Stafford, 86, of Marquette, passed away early Friday morning, October 6, 2017 at U.P. Health System-Marquette after an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home of Marquette.

Mary Lorraine Laing

MARQUETTE, MI - Lifelong Marquette resident, Mary Lorraine Laing, age 100, entered eternal life Sunday, October 1, 2017, at the Norlite Nursing Center, in the loving care of her family. Born in Marquette on June 22, 1917, a daughter of Perry and Marguerite (Kimball) Hatch, her childhood years ...

Gerald L. “Jerry” Beerman, Jr.

BIG BAY, MI - Gerald Lester “Jerry” Beerman, Jr., age 72, of Big Bay, passed away Tuesday morning, October 3, 2017, at his home, in the loving, comforting care of his family and UP Home Health and Hospice, following a long period of declining health. Jerry was born in Bakersfield, ...

William Mack Lambert

NEWBERRY, MI - William Mack “Pard” Lambert, 85, of Newberry, died Monday afternoon October 2, 2017 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry surrounded by his family. Born August 4, 1932 in Gaylord, son of the late William C. and Bertha (Clark) Lambert, Mack was raised in Newberry until ...

Joyce E. Haapala

ISHPEMING, MI - Joyce E. Haapala, age 91, longtime Ishpeming Twp. resident passed away on Wednesday October 4, 2017 at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee where she had resided since July 31, 2015. Joyce was born September 5, 1926 in Ishpeming. She was raised in Republic by her ...

Lindee Johnson Summerlee

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI - Lindee Johnson Summerlee, age 59, of Marquette Township, entered the next phase of life on Sunday, October 1, 2017 in the loving comforting care of her family. She loved people, life, adventure, telling jokes, helping any one she could, animals, her g-babies, ...

Nancy Lou Hillegas

MARQUETTE, MI - Nancy L. Hillegas, age 81, of Marquette, entered eternal life Saturday, September 30, 2017, at UP Health System, Marquette, in the loving, comforting care of her family. Nancy was born February 16, 1936, in Erie, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Lawrence and Helen (Smith) Yost. ...

Michael P. Fosco

MARQUETTE, MI - Michael Paul Fosco, 55, of 524 N. Front Street, Marquette, passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 26, 2017, in the loving presence of his family after a long period of declining health. Michael was born in Marquette on December 20, 1961 to Emanuel and Karine (Koivula) ...