Obituaries

Kirk M. Schultz

ISHPEMING, MI — Kirk M. Schultz, age 30, of 409 Cleveland Ave., Ishpeming passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at his home in Ishpeming. Kirk was born March 25, 1988 the son of Michael Schultz and Mary (Eman) Schultz. He attended the Ishpeming Schools and later received his GED. Kirk ...

Sean L. Lake

L’ANSE, MI — Sean L. Lake, 21, of L’Anse, died Saturday morning, September 1, 2018 as the result of an automobile accident. He was born May 14, 1997 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of Amy Kraft-Lake. He was raised in L’Anse and attended the Baraga, L’Anse and Marquette High ...

John ‘Amik’ Haggard

GWINN, MI - John W. “Amik” Haggard, 78, of Gwinn, went out of this world and on to his next adventure at 1 a.m. on August 31st, 2018. The measure of a man is not in where he started out, what college he went to, what business he started or what influential people he knew. The measure ...

Judith A. Swanson

ISHPEMING, MI - Judith A. Swanson, age 76 of 1005 Cooper Lake Rd, Ishpemnig passed away Monday September 3, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility while in the loving care of her family, and staff at MCMCF and UP Home Health and Hospice. Judy was born in Ishpeming on August 11, ...

Frank Prosser

SUOMI LOCATION, MI - Frank Kenneth Prosser, 72, of Co. Rd. ML, Suomi Location, passed away at home on September 3, 2018 while in the care of his family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Frank was born May 6, 1946 in Winona, Minnesota to Harold and Genevieve (Cameron) Prosser. He graduated from ...

Arlene M. Fulcer

RICHMOND TOWNSHIP, MI - Arlene M. Fulcer, age 82, of Midway Location, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, WI. Arlene was born in Palmer on December 24, 1935 to the late Eino and Viola (Maki) Lammi. She was a graduate of Negaunee High School in ...

Carl V. Pellonpaa

ISHPEMING, MI - Carl V. Pellonpaa age 87, a 53-year host of Suomi Kutsuu- Finland Calling, passed away Saturday September 1, 2018 at his home while in the loving care of his family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Carl was born December 31, 1930 in Ishpeming to Finnish immigrant parents: ...

Thomas A. Webb

MARQUETTE, MI - Thomas Alfred Webb age 90 of Marquette passed away early Saturday morning, September 1, 2018 at his home in the loving, comforting care of his family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Born August 18, 1928 in Keego Harbor, Michigan to Alfred and Elizabeth (Kidd) Webb, Tom was ...

James Alan Christie

FLINT, MI - James Alan Christie, age 62, of Flint, entered eternal life Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at Willowbrook Manor in Flint. Born December 13, 1955, in Flint, a son of Robert William and Dorothy Ann (Stacy) Christie, Jim was a lifelong Flint resident and graduated from Swartz Creek High ...

Thomas A. Webb

MARQUETTE, MI — Thomas Alfred Webb, age 90, of Marquette, passed away early Saturday morning, September 1, 2018, at his home, in the loving, comforting care of his family and UP Home Health and Hospice. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the ...

Charles ‘Chas’ H. Collins Jr.

NEGAUNEE, MI — Charles “Chas” H. Collins Jr. passed away on Aug. 21, 2018, at Hospice House, Kenosha, Wis. His quick wit, sense of humor and devotion to family were key to his 30 plus years of sobriety and 60 plus years of marriage. Born Nov. 2, 1932, in Negaunee, MI, he was the son ...

Thomas G. Warner

HUMBOLDT TWP, MI — Thomas G. Warner, age 92, longtime Humboldt Twp. resident passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette where he had been a resident since February of 2018. Tom was born July 15, 1926 in Champion, MI the son of the late ...

Sean L. Lake

L’ANSE, MI - Sean L. Lake, 21, of L’anse, died Saturday morning, September 1, 2018 as a result of an automobile accident. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 11 am to 2 pm at the L’Anse Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm in the church with ...

Carl V. Pellonpaa

ISHPEMING, MI — Carl V. Pellonpaa, age 87, longtime TV Host of Suomi Kutsuu- Finland Calling, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 at his home while in the loving care of his family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Carl's family will greet relatives and friends from 4:00-7:00 pm on Friday ...

Barbara Ann Budinger

MARQUETTE, MI — The family of Barbara Ann Budinger will receive relatives and friends at St. Christopher Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 5, beginning at 9:00 am until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 am. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Marquette Commons, 112 S. ...

Barbara Ann Budinger

MARQUETTE, MI - Barbara Ann Budinger, age 80, of Marquette, entered eternal life early Friday morning, August 31, 2018, at UP Health System - Marquette. Barbara Ann Budinger was born May 3, 1938 to Dr. and Mrs. Louis Groos in Escanaba, Michigan. She attended Franklin school, Escanaba ...

Robert ‘Bob’ Storch Sr.

TRENARY, MI - Robert “Bob” “Bobalou” Storch, Sr., age 69, of Trenary, died late Thursday, evening, August 30, 2018 at his home under the care of his loving family and North Woods Home Hospice. He was born on October 8, 1948 in Marquette, Michigan to the late John and Elaine ...

Athena M. Michaud

CRYSTAL FALLS, MI - Athena M. Michaud, age 41, Crystal Falls resident passed away Thursday August 30, 2018 at her home. Athena was born April 5, 1977 in Ishpeming to William and Yvonne (Smith) Nelson. She graduated from Westwood High School, class of 1995 and received her nursing degree ...

Robert ‘Bob’ Gatiss

MUNISING, MI - Robert “Bob” Gatiss, age 90, of Munising, died Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Medilodge in Munising. Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at the Bowerman Funeral Home from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. A Masonic service will begin at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. ...

Paul R. Hytinen

MARQUETTE, MI - Paul R. Hytinen, 72, of Marquette, died peacefully Wednesday morning, August 29, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his wife and children and under the care of Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice. He was born September 30, 1945 in Marquette, a son of the late S. Victor and ...