Obituaries

George Henry Billings

LITTLE LAKE, MI - George H. Billings, age 67, of Little Lake and former Marquette resident, entered eternal life Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, in the loving care of his sister, Joyce, and caregivers of D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. George was born ...

Kathleen M. Kostamo

ISHPEMING, MI – Kathleen (McLaughlin) Kostamo. Graveside services will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. for Kathleen McLaughlin Kostamo of Marietta, Georgia with inurnment at the Ishpeming Cemetery in Ishpeming, Michigan, with Father Ryan Ford officiating. A luncheon reception ...

Charles Boshears

REPUBLIC, MI - Charles “Charlie Brown” Boshears, 56, of 6648 Caps Creek Road Republic, MI passed away Thursday, June 27th, as a result of a motorcycle-deer collision. Charles was born in Ishpeming, Michigan on September 26, 1962, a son of the late Jane “Scotty” (Cunningham) Boshears ...

Lynda Johnson

MARQUETTE, MI - Lynda Ann Johnson, 66, daughter of the late Ralph and Lorraine (Wickman) Johnson, passed away June 27, 2019, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. Lynda was born March 12, 1953, in Milwaukee, and attended school in Milwaukee and Iron Mountain before moving to Negaunee ...

Charles ‘Bobby’ Robert Larson

ISHPEMING, MI - Charles (Bobby) Robert Larson, 88, of Ishpeming, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 26 following a brief battle with cancer. Charlie was born at home in Suomi Location, Richmond Township, on January 5, 1931 to John and ...

Diane Marie Arnold

ISHPEMING, MI - Diane Marie Arnold, age 83, of 1067 Riverview Dr. Ishpeming, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019, at the Trillium Hospice House in Marquette. Diane was born in Long Beach, California on April 6, 1936, a daughter of the late Marguerite and Thomas Thompson. Diane had taught ...

Clifford J. Young

TINLEY PARK, IL - Clifford J. Young, age 88, a 1948 graduate of Michigamme High School and Army Veteran, survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Young and preceded in death in 1982 by his first wife, Sally (Keaton) Young; loving father of Brian (Vicki) Young, Kirby (Roseann) Young and Clifford ...

Christine Elizabeth (McEachan) Dale

BRADENTON, FL – MARQUETTE, MI – Graveside committal services for Christine Elizabeth (McEachan) Dale, of Bradenton, Florida and formerly of Marquette, will be held at the Holy Cross Cemetery on Saturday, July 6, at 12:30 pm. A reception will follow in the reception room located at ...

Martha Prater Legler

CHAMPLIN, MN - Martha Prater Legler died August 16, 2018 at her home in Champlin, Minnesota. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 5 at 10:00 am at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Marquette. A gathering will take place from 2pm - 3:30pm at the Presque Isle Pavilion at Presque ...

Jim David Eklund

MUNISING, MI - Jim David Eklund, age 77, passed away June 25, 2019 at Upper Peninsula Health System - Marquette. He was born in his home in Munising on November 3, 1941 and graduated from Mather High School in 1959. Jim worked for the Forest Service and held various other jobs including ...

Violet F. Ludwinski

WAUWATOSA, WI - Violet “Vi” F. Ludwinski (nee Johnson) of Menomonee Falls, WI, born May 18, 1922, in O’Connor, Thunder Bay, Ontario, passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 24, 2019. Violet was employed as an Account Manager, Store Owner/Manager, Bookkeeper and Office Manager. ...

Larry R. Johnson

ISHPEMING, MI - Larry R. Johnson, age 72, lifelong Ishpeming resident, passed away on Thursday June 27, 2019 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility while in the loving care of nursing home staff. Larry was born in Ishpeming on November 13, 1946 son of the late Clarence and Evelyn ...

Wen Liang Wu

MARQUETTE, MI - Wen Liang Wu, age 64, of Marquette, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at the Norlite Nursing Center. Born January 29, 1955, in Alian, Tainan Taiwan, Wen was raised in Tainan and, following graduation from high school, began working as an engineer. Later, he began a long ...

Dustin James Cantrell

RALEIGH, NC - Dustin James Cantrell, 38, of Raleigh passed away suddenly on June 25. Dustin was the proud father of Braden, 12, and the son of Jan Buettgenbach and Gary and Susan Cantrell, all of Raleigh. He graduated from Marquette Senior High School in Marquette, MI in 1999. A graduate of ...

Timothy Alan Lloyd

MARQUETTE, MI - Timothy Alan Lloyd, age 66, of Marquette entered eternal life Friday, June 28, 2019, at Trillium Hospice House in Marquette in the loving care of his friends and caregivers at UP Home Health and Hospice. Honoring Timothy’s request no public services will be held. The ...

Carolyn Irene Hietamaki, RN

GWINN, MI - Carolyn Irene Hietamaki, RN, age 66, of Gwinn, passed away at her home on June 21, 2019. She was born in Wakefield, Michigan, the daughter of George E. and Esther Pelkola of Trout Creek on December 19, 1952. She first became a Licensed Practical Nurse and then continued her ...

Robert ‘Bob’ E. Moore

MARQUETTE, MI - Robert “Bob” E. Moore, 98, Marquette, passed away on Thursday June 27, 2019 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette with his wife Shirley by his side. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba ...

Robert Brayden

MARQUETTE, MI - Robert Brayden, age 67, of Marquette, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019. Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at fassbenderswansonhansen.com

Bertha Rose (Prater) Demarest

ISHPEMING, MI - Bertha Rose (Prater) Demarest, age 79, former Rexton and Naubinway resident, entered eternal life Sunday, June 9, 2019, at UP Health System - Marquette. Born January 31, 1940, in Rexton, a daughter of Cecil and Rosella (McCarry) Prater, Bertha was raised in Rexton and later ...

Tommy Alfred “Tom” Beauchaine

NEGAUNEE, MI - Tommy Alfred “Tom” Beauchaine, 76, of Negaunee, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Thursday, June 20th at the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin following a brief battle with cancer. Tom was born in Ishpeming, ...