Obituaries

Ann Mankiewicz

ESCANABA, MI - Ann Marie Mankiewicz, age 60, of Escanaba, passed away at home, Tuesday morning, January 9, 2018. Ann was born July 10, 1957 in Marquette, MI., the daughter of Roger Martin and Marie (Fortin) Sundberg. Ann was united in marriage August 21, 1980 to Robert Mankiewicz at St. ...

Zachary J. Johnson

MARQUETTE, MI - Zachary J. Johnson, 23, of Marquette, along with his beloved Krista and their expected child, died Monday evening, January 8, 2018 as a result of a house fire. Zach was born on July 19, 1994 in Marquette to Michael and Lynne (Manchester) Johnson and was a lifelong area ...

Clyde R. Pohlman

ISHPEMING, MI - Clyde R. Pohlman, age 94, of Ishpeming passed away on Monday January 8, 2018 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans while in the loving care of his family and nursing home staff. Clyde was born in Ishpeming on September 12, 1923 to the late Charles and Goldie Pohlman, he was ...

John ‘Jack’ R. Stephenson

MARQUETTE, MI - John “Jack” R. Stephenson, age 82, of Marquette, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at his home, after struggling with health problems over recent years. Jack was born on September 24, 1935, in Duluth, Minnesota to Robert W. and Thelma M. (Graven) Stephenson. The ...

Charlene (Orler) Hart

GREEN BAY, WI - Charlene Ann Orler was born March 18, 1944 in Norway, MI, the daughter of Peter and Lucille (Raymore) Orler. She grew up in Norway where she attended school and graduated from Norway High School in 1962. Shortly after Charlene’s graduation, she traveled to Anchorage and ...

Thomas Sivula Jr.

LONG BEACH, CA - On December 23, 2017, Thomas Burton Sivula Jr., better known as “Tommy” lost his 4 1/2 year battle with cancer. He was a courageous fighter and was surrounded by people who loved him when he died. He will be missed by so many people. Tommy entered the world on January 3, ...

Gertrude Gochanour

COLD WATER, MI - Gertrude (Gert) S. Gochanour, 84, of Coldwater, formerly of Marquette, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in Coldwater at the Community Health Center surrounded by her family. Gert was born September 22, 1933 in Three Oaks, MI to Eber & Anna ...

Paddy Fitch

FORD RIVER, MI - Paddy Fitch, 82, of Ford River, passed away Tuesday December 12, 2017 as the result of an automobile accident in Ford River. Paddy was born September 7, 1935 in Detroit, the daughter of Robert and Mary Jane (Hayes) Cooper. Paddy is survived by her sons, Bob (Gloria) of ...

Frank O. Paull, Jr.

MARQUETTE, MI - Frank O. Paull, Jr., age 98, of Marquette, entered eternal life Monday morning, January 8, 2018, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, in the loving, comforting care of his family. Born April 27, 1919, in Marquette, a son of Dr. Frank O. and Lena (Dyruff) Paull, Sr., Frank ...

Hellen A. Keskimaki

CHATHAM, MI - Hellen A. Keskimaki, age 93, of Chatham, died early Saturday morning, January 6, 2018 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, Michigan. She was born in Chatham on July 14, 1924 to the late Abel and Hilda (Lintula) Maki. Hellen graduated from Eben High School ...

Joyce Hartman

MOUNT. AIRY, MD - Joyce Elaine Hartman, age 84 of Mount. Airy, MD formerly a resident of Republic, MI passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Lorien Assisted Living Home. Born January 14, 1933 in Republic, MI to Ano John Nyback and Ruth Lillian (Kotaniemi) Nyback. She was ...

Shawn Cole (Reid) Lampe

MT. VERNON, MO - Shawn Cole (Reid) Lampe, 54 of Mt. Vernon, MO died October 9, 2017. She was born March 27, 1963 in La Grange Park, IL. She is the daughter of Blair Thomas (deceased) and Mattie Jean Reid. She was a 1981 graduate of Marquette Senior High. Lampe is survived by her sons, ...

Ruth Lilla Sturdevant Bush

July 22, 1924 - December 27, 2017 KISSIMMEE, FL - Ruth Lilla Sturdevant Bush, 93 years young, entered into eternal life Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at her home in Kissimmee, FL, with her family surrounding her, singing the songs to send her home. Ruth was born in Toledo, Ohio on July 22, ...

Gary Robert Dionne

MARQUETTE, MI - Gary Robert Dionne, 63, of Marquette, loved deeply by family and friends, left us too soon on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Born on January 29, 1954 in Marquette, Gary was the eldest son of Les and Nancy Dionne. He grew ...

Cairl E. Moore

MARQUETTE, MI - Cairl Evert Moore, age 86, of Marquette, entered eternal life Friday, January 5, 2018, in the loving care of his family, and caregivers at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living Facility. Cairl was born in Campbell, Missouri, on January 10, 1931 and grew up there. He was drafted ...

Marie J. Jensen

LITTLE LAKE, MI - Marie Jane (Westman) Jensen passed away on January 6 just short of her 91st birthday. She lived in England, Germany, Alaska, Texas and New York with her husband and young family, but always considered Gwinn her home. Marie married the love of her life, Donald Edwin Jensen, ...

Gregory ‘Goober’ LeClair

NATIONAL MINE, MI - Gregory “Goober” LeClair age 66, National Mine resident passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Gregory was born November 11, 1951 in Marquette to Ralph and Marjorie (Sleeman) LeClair. Greg graduated from National Mine ...

Merrie A. Johnson

MARQUETTE, MI - Merrie Anne Johnson, age 77, of Marquette, entered eternal life Sunday, January 7, 2018, at the Eastwood Nursing Center. Born December 25, 1940, in Marquette, a daughter of Gerald B. and Marjorie E. (Woodbridge) Johnson, Merrie was raised in Marquette and graduated from John ...

Ellen E. Mason

SAN DIEGO, CA - Ellen E. Mason was born in Negaunee, MI on January 21, 1916 to her parents Albin Tullinen and Lydia Elizabeth Johnson. She moved to San Diego, California to work and resided there for 58 years. She dedicated her time and energy to creating a happy loving home for her ...

Nora Jean Koepp

SANDS TOWNSHIP, MI - Nora Jean Koepp, age 82, of Sands Township, entered eternal life Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the home of her son in Sands Township, in the loving, comforting care of her children and UP Home Health and Hospice. Nora was born August 11, 1935 in Roscommon, a daughter of ...