Obituaries

Robert Allen

AUTRAIN, MI - Robert Allen, age 76, of AuTrain, died unexpectedly at his home following a lengthy illness early Monday evening, May 28, 2018. He was born to the late Raymond and Margaret (Mitchell) Allen in Detroit on April 23, 1942. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired from New ...

Sylvia Beck

ONTONAGON, MI - In the early morning hours of Friday, May 25,2018, Sylvia Beck peacefully slept into the arms of the Lord in the loving care of her family and UP Home Nursing. Sylvia was born August 10, 1927 to John and Josephina (Kyrra) Jacobson at the Jacobson family farm in Watton, ...

Mary E. Reynolds

ISHPEMING, MI - Mary E. Reynolds, 67, of Ishpeming, died peacefully Friday morning, May 25, 2018 at the Lighthouse in Ishpeming while under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. She was born January 2, 1951 in Marquette, a daughter of the late Wesley and Arbutus (Hanson) Kumpula and was a ...

Mary Lois Bray

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI - Mary Bray of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away at Freighterview Assisted Living on May 24, 2018. She was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on October 6, 1930 to Ben and Elizabeth (Campbell) Jaehnig. Surviving Mary are her children: Michael and Meta Bray, ...

Shirley Ann Moffatt

ISHPEMING- Shirley Ann Moffatt, age 97, longtime Ishpeming resident passed away Friday May 25, 2018 at Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee with her loving family at her side and under the care of UP Home Health and Hospice. Shirley was born September 12, 1920 in Negaunee to Charles and ...

Renee Saari

MICHIGAMME, MI - Renee M. Saari, age 74, longtime Michigamme resident, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Maryhill Manor in Niagara, WI where she had been a resident for the past 6 months, prior to that she had been residing with her son Kevin in Iron Mountain. Renee was born August 9, ...

M. Cameron Howes

MARQUETTE, MI - M. Cameron Howes entered eternal life on May 17, 2018 with his beloved wife and daughter by his side and under the care of U.P. Home Health & Hospice. Cameron was born on March 21, 1944 in Oldbury, England. He graduated from Leek High School in 1963, and from St. Luke’s ...

Thomas Griffith

MARQUETTE, MI - Thomas Griffith, 87, of Marquette, died early Monday morning, May 21, 2018 at the Norlite Nursing Center where he had resided for one week. Tom was born on June 22, 1930 in Minneola, Kansas, to the late Tom and Elizabeth (Schlicting) Griffith. He received Bachelor of Science ...

Betty J. Pepin

ELY TWP, MI - Betty J. Pepin, age 87 of 2543 Co. Rd. 496, Ishpeming (Ely Twp) passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility with her family at her side. Betty was born August 1, 1930 in Negaunee to Raymond E. and Elizabeth (Schaffer) Johnson. She graduated ...

Curtis James Vandenboom

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI - Curtis James Vandenboom passed away on March 27, 2018 at MGH Hospice. Curtis was born Dec. 15, 1944, third son of Frank H. Vandenboom and Gertrude (Libby) Vandenboom Kobin. He was preceded in death by his parents. Curt is survived by his brothers; Kaye (Judy) ...

Jerome L. Johnson

LIMESTONE, MI - Jerome L. Johnson, age 78, of Limestone, died at 3:00 a.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018 at U.P. Health System Marquette following a lengthy illness. Jerome was born to Louis and Ailie (Hakala) Johnson on August 18, 1939 at the family’s home in Limestone which was the home ...

Shirley Moffatt

ISHPEMING, MI - Shirley Ann Moffatt, age 97 of 683 W. Division St. Ishpeming passed away Friday May 25, 2018 at the Eastwood Nursing Center with her family at her side. Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home will announce funeral arrangements.

Lois Claire Fisher Ling

HINSDALE, IL — Lois Claire Fisher Ling, former Marquette resident, a devoted mother and wife known for her exquisite taste and fun-loving attitude, died Monday, May 21, 2018 at her home in Hinsdale, IL. She was 87. Born Jan. 9, 1931 in Hancock, MI, Mrs. Ling grew up as the daughter of a ...

Ronald Harold ‘Ron’ Specker

MARQUETTE, MI - Lifelong Marquette resident, Ronald Harold “Ron” Specker, age 82, entered eternal life Monday, May 21, 2018, at home in the loving care of his family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Born June 20, 1935, in Marquette, a son of Harold and Barbara (White) Specker, Ron attended ...

Arthur E. Koski

ALLEGAN, MI - Arthur E. Koski, age 62, of Allegan MI passed away on November 28, 2017 at home with his family by his side. Art was born May 13, 1955 in Marquette, MI to Eugene and Violet Koski of Eben Juct. MI. He graduated from Eben High School in 1974. Art loved basketball, the ...

Stanley Wasik Jr.

IRON RIVER, MI - Stanley Wasik Jr., “Stosh”, age 64, resident of Iron River, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital surrounded by his family. Stanley was born on November 13, 1953, to Stanley and Dolores (Galvez) Wasik, in Detroit, ...

Renee Saari

MICHIGAMME, MI — Renee Saari, age 74 longtime Michigamme resident passed away Friday, May 25, 2018 at Maryhill Manor in Niagara, WI where she has resided for the past 6 months and prior she resided with her son Kevin in Iron Mountain. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Bjork and ...

Mary E. Reynolds

ISHPEMING, MI — Mary E. Reynolds, 67, of Ishpeming, died peacefully Friday morning, May 25, 2018 at the Lighthouse in Ishpeming while under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Canale & Pennock Funeral Service in Ishpeming.

Joseph Steven Moskwa

ONTONAGON, MI — Joseph Steven Moskwa of Ontonagon and Red Wing, Minnesota passed peacefully Saturday, May 19 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, MN following a brief illness. He was born July 26, 1929, to Joseph and Sophie (nee Mazurek) in Ontonagon, the oldest son of three siblings, Helen ...

Helen Carr

MUNISING, MI — Helen Janet Carr, age 95, of Munising, died Monday evening, May 21, 2018 at the MediLodge in Munising with her daughter at her side. Helen was born on June 26, 1922 in Madison, Wisconsin to George and Sena (Mickelson) Robb. She grew up in Madison and graduated from East ...