Obituaries

William L. Coppens

MILWAUKEE, WI - William L. Coppens of Milwaukee, WI passed away at his home on December 21, 2017 of cardiac arrest at the age of 63. Bill was born in Hawthorne, CA on January 27, 1954 to William and Alice Coppens. Bill lived in Marquette, until moving to CA with his parent’s in 1968. He ...

Kim Sue Baumann

FRISCO, TX - 1962 – 2017. Kim Sue Baumann born on August 4, 1962, passed away in Largo, Florida on December 29, 2017 on a vacation trip to visit friends and celebrate the New Year. She is the first of her 3 siblings to join their father, Donald Nyquist in Heaven. Her mom, Bethel Nyquist, ...

Lois Kaye Travis

PLEASANT VALLEY, MI - Lois Kaye Travis, 78, of Pleasant Valley, died Wednesday, December 20, 2017. She was born on March 3, 1939, to Ruth Erma (Hall) Travis and Floyd H. Travis. She was the dynamic center of an extended group of family, friends and church members. Lois Kaye was ...

Tauno E. ‘TJ’ Johnson

MARQUETTE, MI - Tauno E. “TJ” Johnson, age 98, of Marquette, entered eternal life Sunday evening, December 31, 2017, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Born August 10, 1919, in Forest Lake, a son of Alex and Celia (Ross) Johnson, Tauno grew up in a large family on a small family ...

Geraldine V. ‘Gerry’ St. Andre

ISHPEMING, MI - Geraldine V. “Gerry” St. Andre, age 80, Ishpeming resident passed away Monday January 1, 2018 at UP Health System Marquette while in the loving care of her family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Geraldine was born February 27, 1937 in L’Anse to Anthony and Hilja ...

Gary P. Kratz

ISHPEMING, MI - Gary P. Kratz, age 71, passed away on Sunday December 31, 2017 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans while in the loving care of his wife and nursing staff. Gary was born in Ishpeming on July 15, 1946 to the late Joseph and Marie (Larch) Kratz. He attended and was a graduate ...

Daniel Loupee

CEDARBURG, WI - Daniel Loupee of Cedarburg, WI went into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 30, 2017. He was 68 years old. Dan was born in Cass County, MI on December 13, 1949 to Richard Loupee and Betty Frucci Sommers. Dan grew up in the Niles, MI area, and ...

Donald J. Tasson

ISHPEMING, MI - Donald Joseph ‘Bingo’ Tasson, 74, of Ishpeming, passed away Monday afternoon, January 1, 2018 at the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Donald was born April 24, 1943 in Ishpeming to Joseph and Lois (Betts) Tasson and graduated from high school in Illinois. Following ...

Margaret K. ‘Kitty’ Maki

ISHPEMING, MI - Margaret K. ‘Kitty’ Maki, 65, of N. 1st St., Ishpeming, died Saturday evening, December 30, 2017 at her home, in the loving care of her family and Lake Superior Hospice. Margaret was born November 18, 1952 in Ishpeming to Glenn and Evelyn (Collick) Kecker and was a ...

Clarita Luoma

MARQUETTE/CHATHAM, MI - Clarita Luoma, age 91, of Marquette and formerly of Chatham, died on Saturday morning, December 23, 2017 at the Brookridge Heights Assisted Living in Marquette under the loving care of her family, the Brookridge staff, and U.P. Home Health and Hospice. She was born ...

Robert C. ‘Bob’ Waters

ISHPEMING, MI – Robert C. “Bob” Waters, age 90, of 2011 Prairie Ave., Ishpeming passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette where he had resided for the past 3 1/2 years. Bob was born September 27, 1927 in Ishpeming the son of the late ...

Onni Oswald ‘Ozzie’ Salmi

RUMELY, MI. - Onni Oswald “Ozzie” Salmi, age 90, of Rumely, died on Friday afternoon, December 29, 2017 at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, Michigan. Ozzie was born at the Salmi farm in Eben Junction, Michigan on May 12, 1927 to Andrew and Maria (Myllyla) Salmi. Growing ...

JoAnn Haapala

CHATHAM/SHELTER BAY, MI - JoAnn M. Haapala, age 81, of Chatham and formerly of Shelter Bay, died unexpectedly on Thursday morning, December 21, 2017 in Chatham. She was born on November 16, 1936 in Marquette Michigan to John and Bertha (Koskela) Martin. JoAnn graduated from Eben High ...

James W. ‘Jim’ Rajala

ISHPEMING TWP., MI - James W. “Jim” Rajala, age 82 lifelong Ishpeming resident passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming while in the loving care of his family, staff at MCMCF and UP Home Health and Hospice. James was born October 3, ...

Grace U. Hyde

MARQUETTE, MI - Grace U. Hyde, lifelong Marquette resident, entered eternal life Saturday, December 30, 2017, at the Norlite Nursing Center, in the loving, comforting care of her family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Born in Marquette, a daughter of Roger and Uldene (Nadeau) Turenne, she was ...

Harriet A. Anderson

NEGAUNEE, MI - Harriet A. Anderson, 93, formerly of 98 Croix St., Negaunee, entered eternal life early Saturday morning, December 30, 2017 at the Eastwood Nursing Center. Harriet was born September 13, 1924 in Ishpeming to William and Marie (Cuttum) Richards, attended Ishpeming High School ...

Effie V. Hallstrom

HANCOCK, MI - Effie V. Hallstrom, 102, passed away peacefully at the Franklin House of Portage Pointe in Hancock, where she was a resident for six months. She was born on October 26, 1915, in Hancock, the daughter of August and Sandra Simonson. On May 30, 1938, she was married to Matt ...

Thomas L. Baldini

MARQUETTE, MI - Thomas L. Baldini, 74, of Marquette, died Tuesday afternoon, December 26, 2017 surrounded by his family at U.P. Health System-Marquette. Tom was born December 19, 1943 in Rolling Mill Location in Negaunee, a son of the late Arthur and Mary (Parlato) Baldini. He was a 1961 ...

Michael Louis Moore

AUTRAIN, MI - Michael Louis Moore, age 60, died following an accident in Greenville, SC on Sunday, December 17, 2017. He was born on August 29, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri to Cairl and Sally (Oxley) Moore. Mike’s family moved to Marquette in 1968. During high school, he participated on ...

Lorraine Alice Adams

ISHPEMING, MI - Lorraine Alice Adams, 84, of 124 North Camp Road, Ishpeming, passed away peacefully in her hometown late on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. She was, as always, surrounded by her family and their love. Lorraine was born on October 5, 1933, in Ishpeming, the daughter of the late ...