Obituaries

Robert Lee Clark

MARQUETTE, MI - Robert Lee Clark, age 84, of Negaunee, entered eternal life Thursday, May 16, 2019, at his home, in the loving care of his family and caregivers at Lake Superior Hospice. Born December 16, 1934, in Detroit, a son of Richard and Caroline (Schmelski) Clark, Bob graduated from ...

Dana Carol Powers

DOWNERS GROVE., IL - 9/1/80 - 5/13 2019 Dana Carol Powers, age 38, was born in Downers Grove, IL. She moved to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula at the age of 8. Dana resided in Negaunee and graduated from Ishpeming H.S. in 2000. She moved in 2002 to live on Mehl Lake in Gwinn, MI. In 2017 ...

Bart C. Olsen

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI - Bart Carl Olsen, age 72, of Chocolay Township, entered eternal life Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Hines, Illinois. Born November 12, 1946, in Sands Township, a son of C. Ross and Vivian (Johnson) Olsen, Bart was raised in Sands and ...

Maria Barbara Meneguzzo

CLEARWATER, FL - Maria Barbara Meneguzzo, age 84, of Clearwater, FL, formerly of Marquette, MI, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019 surrounded by her family. Maria was born on May 11, 1935 in Cologne, Germany, the daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara (Hausmann) Schmitt. She attended ...

William Spagnolo

MARQUETTE, MI - William J. Spagnolo, 82, of Marquette, died early Monday morning, May 13, 2019 at U.P. Health System-Marquette. He was born on July 18, 1936 in Marquette to the late Nickolas and Aurelia (Chiri) Spagnolo. Bill was a long time radio personality and sports promoter on ...

James Richard Johnson

HARVEY, MI – Services for James R. Johnson will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Harvey, on Tuesday, May 21. Friends may call at the church beginning at 11:00 am until the time of service at 12:00 noon. Interment, with veterans honors, will be made in the church memorial ...

Jackie ‘Jack’ Mitchell

GWINN, MI - Jackie Wayne “Jack” Mitchell, 85 of Gwinn, passed away February 18, 2019 at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa, Arizona. He was born November 7, 1933 in Wheeler, IL, a son of the late Wayne and Ora (Traver) Mitchell. He graduated in 1953 from Utley High School. Jack worked ...

Daniel ‘Danny’ Lee DeLisle

MUNISING, MI - Daniel “Danny” Lee DeLisle, age 75, of Munising, died unexpectedly in his sleep at his home on Friday, May 17, 2019. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home and may be found at bowermanfuneral home.net

Phyllis C. Crawford

MARQUETTE, MI - Phyllis Catherine Crawford, age 87, of Marquette, entered eternal life Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at her home, in the loving, comforting care of her family and caregivers of UP Home Health and Hospice. Born February 16, 1932, in Pontiac, Michigan, a daughter of Leroy and Reba ...

Robert G. ‘Dead Bolt’ Ritari

ISHPEMING, MI - Robert G. “Dead Bolt” Ritari, age 64, of Ishpeming, and former Marquette resident, entered eternal life Friday, May 10, 2019. Born September 18, 1954, in Marquette, a twin son of Carl J. and Helen M. (Penhale) Ritari, Sr., Bob was raised in the Trowbridge Park area of ...

Jackie ‘Jack’ Mitchell

GWINN, MI - Jackie Wayne “Jack” Mitchell, 85, of Gwinn, passed away February 18, 2019, at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa, Arizona. He was born November 7, 1933, in Wheeling, IL, a son of the late Wayne and Ora (Schroeder) Mitchell. He graduated in 1953 from Utley High School. Jack ...

William T. Sather

MARQUETTE, MI - William T. “Bill” Sather, 84, of Gwinn, died peacefully Friday morning, May 10, 2019 at home, with his family by his side and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. Bill was born November 6, 1934, in Gwinn to Edwin and Amanda (Erickson) Sather. He graduated from ...

Jack Niemi

THREE RIVERS, MI – Jack I. Niemi, age 52, former Ishpeming resident and currently of Three Rivers, MI, passed away at his home on Friday, May 10, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. He had been under the care of his family and Three Rivers Homecare and Hospice. Jack was born in ...

Rosemary M. Moselle

GWINN, MI - Rosemary M. Moselle, 90, of Gwinn, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 surrounded by her loving family at the Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City, MI, where she had resided the past three years. Rosemary was born on October 19, 1928 in Jesseville, MI to the late George and ...

Daniel Pellow

GWINN, MI - Daniel Howard Pellow, longtime Gwinn resident, passed away Friday, April 26, 2019 at the age of 66. He had been under the excellent care of the Marquette County Medical Care Facility for many years. Daniel was the youngest of five children born to Thomas F. and Virginia (Greenway) ...

Nathan James Knotek

MONROE, MI - Nathan James Knotek, age 34, passed away unexpectedly and went to be with the Lord on April 15th, 2019 in Monroe, MI. Nate was born in Marquette, MI on January 21st, 1985 the son of Rick and Deb Knotek, and the brother of Zac Knotek. Growing up Nate enjoyed the outdoors, ...

Rosemary L. Clark

ISHPEMING, MI - Rosemary L. Clark, age 88, longtime Ishpeming area resident, passed away March 6, 2019 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility while in the loving care of her family and nursing home staff. Rosemary was born on June 8, 1930 in Ishpeming, daughter of the late Armidos and ...

Don Charles Wommer

SAULT STE MARIE, MI - Don Charles Wommer went home to The Lord on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Don was born the youngest of seven children, to George and Margaret (Wolz) Wommer on January 19, 1940, in Negaunee, MI. At the time of his birth the doctors told his parents that he would not live ...

Rhea A. Tuominen

MARQUETTE, MI - Rhea Agnes Tuominen, age 93, entered eternal life Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the Norlite Nursing Center, in the loving care of her family and caregivers. Rhea was born February 6, 1926, in Marquette, a daughter of Joseph and Armelia (LaCourse) Yelle, and was a graduate of ...

Rosemary L. Clark

ISHPEMING, MI - Rosemary L. Clark, age 88, longtime Ishpeming area resident, passed away March 6, 2019 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility while in the loving care of her family and nursing home staff. Rosemary was born on June 8, 1930 in Ishpeming, daughter of the late Armidos ...