Obituaries

John H. Summers

MARQUETTE, MI - John Henry Summers, age 69, of Marquette, entered eternal life Saturday evening, December 1, 2018, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Born September 13, 1949, in Detroit, a son of Henry I. and Gail M. (Braford) Summers, John was raised in Mt Clemens, moving to Harvey ...

Nancy Jane Puro

EBEN, MI - Nancy Jane Puro, age 81, of Eben, died Wednesday afternoon, November 21, 2018 at the Medilodge of Capital Area in Lansing, Michigan. She was born in Munising, Michigan on June 16, 1937 to Herman and Lempi Matero. Nancy grew up in the Eben area and graduated from Eben High ...

Lori Fitzhugh

TRAVERSE CITY, MI - Lori Fitzhugh (nee Shiffman) 60, of Traverse City, Michigan, passed away at home peacefully, on Nov. 11, 2018 following a brave battle with cancer. Her courage and determination enabled her to live life on her terms, but never losing sight of how important others were to ...

Judith A. Harsila

ISHPEMING, MI - Judith A. Harsila, age 72, longtime Ishpeming area resident, passed away Thursday November 29, 2018 at her home. Judith was born on March 1, 1946 in Marquette to the late Robert and Helen (Zeish) Peterson. She attended Marquette public schools, and graduated from Bay View ...

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. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 4 from 4p.m. until 7p.m. in the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home, where a parish vigil will ...

Olaf August ‘Ollie’ Linna

SKANDIA, MI - Olaf August “Ollie” Linna, age 94, entered eternal life on Friday, November 30, 2018, at the Norlite Nursing Center. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family where condolences may be expressed online at www.swansonlund quistfuneralhome.com

Audrey Jane Massey

GRAND MARIAS, MI - Audrey Jane Massey, age 88, of Marquette and formerly of Grand Marais, entered eternal life on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at the Norlite Nursing Center in the loving care of her family. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family where condolences may be ...

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. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.

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. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.

Bruce Edmond Carlson

MICHIGAMME, MI - Bruce Edmund Carlson, lifelong resident of Michigamme, died in his childhood home in the presence and care of his loving family and UPHHH 2 days before his 95th Birthday. Bruce was born November 28, 1923 at the Augustana Hospital in Minneapolis as the only son of Arvid Wilhem ...

Mary Marvel

NEGAUNEE, MI - Mary Marvel, age 76, former resident of Durham, North Carolina, entered eternal life Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Eastwood Nursing Center. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family where condolences may be expressed online at swansonlundquistfuneralhome.com

Bernice Anderson

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI - Bernice Arlene Anderson, 88, of Negaunee Township, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, November 27, 2018 at the Eastwood Nursing Center. Bernice was born September 20, 1930 in Munising to Russell and Edna (Carpenter) St. Onge and grew up in Skandia Township. ...

Charles L. ‘Charlie’ Kairis

ISHPEMING, MI - Charles L. “Charlie” Kairis, 47, passed away peacefully in his sleep Tuesday morning, November 27, 2018 at the Lighthouse Nursing Home where he resided in Ishpeming, MI. Charlie was born on August 26, 1971 at KI Sawyer AFB, MI to the late retired AF MSGT William “Bill” ...

Bobbi Sue Roeder

ISHPEMING, MI – Bobbi Sue Roeder, 44, of 1003 School St., North Lake Location, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018, at her home, while in the loving care of her family and the U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Bobbi was born in Ishpeming, MI on January 24, 1974, a daughter of Susan (Nelson) ...

Ivan Johnson Rinne

MASS CITY, MI - November 9, 2002 - November 16, 2018. “Ivan lived his dash”. Ivan went home to be with the Lord, November 16, 2018, in Mass City, MI. Ivan was born November 9, 2002, in Marquette, MI. He was the child of John and Kirsten (Johnson) Rinne. Services will take place ...

Eugene C. Holmquist

TRENARY, MI - Eugene C. Holmquist, age 90, of Trenary, died Monday evening, November 26, 2018 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, Michigan. He was born on June 15, 1928 in Trenary to Carl and Kathleen (Kiser) Holmquist. Gene was raised on the family farm in Trenary and ...

Audrey R. Blight

ISHPEMING, MI - Audrey R. Blight, age 71, of 774 Palms Ave. Ishpeming, passed away on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 at her home while in the loving care of her family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Audrey was born in Ishpeming, Michigan on July 23, 1947, a daughter of the late Helen (Quayle) ...

Genevieve A. ‘Jenny’ Valenti

ISHPEMING, MI - Genevieve Ann ‘Jenny’ Valenti, 77, of W. Johnson St., Ishpeming, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, November 24, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. Jenny was born July 21, 1941 in Ishpeming to Antonio and Lisa Betha (Carello) Valenti, and graduated ...

Jean Mitchell

NEGAUNEE, MI - Jean Susan Mitchell, 60, of Negaunee, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at her home. Jean was born March 22, 1958 in Ishpeming to Robert William and Margaret Ann (Vance) Mitchell and graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of 1976. She earned a ...

Samuel John Gardner

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI - Samuel John Gardner, age 77, of Chocolay Township, entered eternal life Tuesday, November 20, at his home, in the loving, comforting care of his family and Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. Friends may call at Emanuel Lutheran Church, in Skandia, on Friday, ...