Obituaries

Sean L. Badge

MARQUETTE, MI - Sean L. “Swani” Badge, 47, of Marquette, passed away on January 24, 2019, in Marquette. Sean was born on April 22, 1971, in Big Rapids, MI, to Leslie Roger Badge and Becky Dooley. He graduated from Gwinn High School in 1990. Sean loved fishing for brook trout, hunting ...

James E. ‘Roxie’ Lawson

ISHPEMING, MI James “Roxie” Lawson, age 97, passed away 1:39 pm on January 25, 2019, in the loving care of his daughters at his home on Euclid St. in Ishpeming. Jim was born to Lois and James Lawson on January 24, 1922, in Ishpeming’s North Lake Location. He retired as Vice President ...

John Garth Green

IRON MOUNTAIN/ MARQUETTE, MI - John Garth Green, age 78, of Iron Mountain, and former Marquette resident, entered eternal life Monday, January 21, 2019, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, in the loving, comforting care of his family. Born March 5, 1940, in Marquette, ...

Carolyn M. Rundman

ISHPEMING, MI - Carolyn M. Rundman age 86 longtime Ishpeming resident passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Portage Pointe in Hancock. Carolyn was born April 7, 1932 in Medford, WI to Albert and Florence (Capelle) Pries. She graduated from Medford High School and received her Bachelor of ...

Jack Cummings

LARGO, FL - Jack Cummings, age 83, passed away at his home in Largo, Florida on January 19th, 2019. Jack and his late wife Beverly were former owners of Cummings gas and grocery store located in Beaver Grove. He is survived by 6 children; William, Sheryl, Robert & Jody from ...

Michael Warren Barrett

GWINN, MI - Michael Warren Barrett, age 64, of Gwinn, passed away Wednesday morning, January 23, 2019, at UP Health System - Marquette, in the loving, comforting care of his family. Born October 26, 1954, in Marquette County, a son of Wesley and Blanch (Kaderabek) Barrett, Mike was raised in ...

Jeffrey Scott Lane

MOUNT JOY, PA - On Monday, January 14, 2019, Master Sergeant Jeffrey Scott Lane, loving husband to Kristen, passed away at age 51, after a three year battle with cancer. Jeff was born on October 13, 1967 in Marquette, Michigan to Terry and Judith Lane. On Dec 4, 1989 he married Kristen ...

Martyn John Volkema

SWEETWATER, TN - Martyn Volkema, age 74, of Tellico Plains, TN, entered Eternal Life on January 7, 2019 in Sweetwater, TN. Martyn was born in Birmingham, England, the son of James and Doreen Volkema, on October 27, 1944. After the conclusion of WWII he traveled to the United States with his ...

Surendra Amratlal Shah

LIVERMORE, CA - Surendra Amratlal Shah, 75, of Livermore, California passed away on January 6, 2019 in Eden Regional Hospital in Hayward, California. Surendra was a 40 year resident of Pleasanton, California. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Mumbai, India. Surendra was born ...

Martha F. Nelson

ISHPEMING, MI - Martha F. Nelson, age 94, of 512 E. High St. Ishpeming, MI, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019 while in the loving care of her granddaughter and her family and the Lake Superior Hospice. Martha was born in Finlayson, MN on December 19, 1924, a daughter of the late Fanny ...

Emil Bruce Sr.

MUNISING, MI - Emil W. Bruce, Sr., age 87, of Munising, died Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at his home under the loving care of his family and North Woods Home Hospice. He was born on October 11, 1931 in Escanaba to Emil and Juanita (Loveless) Bruce. Emil married Shirley Monhead and together ...

Edelgard Yakovich

MARQUETTE, MI - Edelgard Yakovich, 78, of Marquette, died Thursday afternoon, January 24, 2019 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home, which will release a complete obituary notice later.

Kim R. Villa

NEGAUNEE, MI - January 21, 2019: In the early hours of a crisp and frosty morning, under a full moon, Kim Villa let go of life and passed peacefully on beyond the stars. Since she had no sense of direction, the Angels must have come to guide her home, though Kim most likely did a lot of ...

Donald G. Magnuson

ISHPEMING, MI - Donald G. Magnuson, age 89, longtime Ishpeming and Champion area resident, passed away on Tuesday January 23, 2019 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Donald was born in Ishpeming on September 10, 1929 to the late George and Eva (St. Andre) Magnuson. He graduated from ...

Daniel A. ‘Mousey’ Saari

REPUBLIC, MI - Daniel A. “Mousey” Saari, age 66, longtime Republic resident passed away on Sunday January 20, 2019 at his home. Daniel was born on March 16, 1952 in Marquette to the late Soini and Mary (Ringuette) Saari. He attended Republic Schools before enlisting in the United ...

Andrew W. ‘Andy’ Lempesis

MARQUETTE, MI - Andrew W. “Andy” Lempesis, 89, of Marquette, entered eternal life Monday morning, January 21, 2019 at U.P. Health System-Marquette. He had been in ill health over the past two years. Andy was born on July 1, 1929 in Marquette, a son of the late William and Eugenia ...

Kathleen Faye Hudson

MARQUETTE, MI - Kathleen Faye Hudson, 67, of Marquette, Michigan, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by the people that loved her the most, on January 19, 2019. Kathleen was born on March 2, 1951, in Negaunee, Michigan, to her mother, Bernice Strahl. Shortly after high school, ...

Gordon A. Rice Jr.

GWINN, MI - Gordon Rice, known to friends as “Gordy,” passed away on January 20, 2019, at the age of 72 years. A native of Negaunee, Gordy was born on June 22, 1946. He graduated from Negaunee High School in 1964. He went on to attend Michigan Technological University, completing his ...

Karl M. Schneider

MARQUETTE, MI - Karl M. Schneider, 79, of Marquette, passed away January 15, 2019, after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. “Mike” as he was known by was born on May 22, 1939, in Marquette. He attended Marquette Public School and was a lifelong resident. He was preceded in ...

Mary Ann DeGabriele

ROBBINSDALE, MN - Mary Ann (Prokopovitz) DeGabriele, November 23, 1919 - December 31, 2018. Married US Army Captain Robert ‘Bob’ Marius DeGabriele Tuesday, November 20, 1945. During the ceremony, Mary Ann carried the same white prayer book her mother had carried for her ...