Obituaries

Lillian Anna Johnson

BIG BAY, MI - Lillian Anna Johnson, age 101, formerly of Big Bay, entered eternal life Monday evening, August 27, 2018, at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living Facility. Born February 13, 1917, in Negaunee, a daughter of Victor and Anna (Turri) Erickson, Lillian was raised in Negaunee and ...

Annette Arbelius

NEGAUNEE, MI - Annette Marie Arbelius, 69, of Main St., Negaunee, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, August 30, 2018 at her home. Annette was born July 27, 1949 in Palmer to Arthur and Elaine (Miljour) Hyttinen, graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of 1967 and was a lifelong ...

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Rushlow

GWINN, MI - Elizabeth “Liz” (Mesechoff) Rushlow, 79, of Gwinn, left this world to join her husband, Vince “Grizz” Rushlow on Monday, August 27th surrounded by her daughter, Renee, her dog, Bear, and through not by blood, but family all the same, “daughter” Michelle and ...

Bonnie Jean Elleby

CHAMPION TOWNSHIP, MI - Bonnie Jean Elleby, age 77, of Champion Township, entered eternal life Monday, August 27, 2018, at her home. Born September 3, 1940, in Marquette, a daughter of Bernard and Louise (Diedrich) Richards, Bonnie was raised in Marquette and graduated from Graveraet High ...

Juliana (Rule) Maki

GWINN, MI - This is the story of Juliana Irene (Rule) Maki. Juliana (54) joined the Lord around 9:00am on August 27th in the comfort of her home, with her loving husband at her side. Juliana was an amazing woman who will leave a big hole in the hearts of all knew her. She is loved, cherished ...

Patricia Ann ‘Patti’ (Boyak) Gamelin

MARINETTE, WI/MUNISING, MI - Patricia Ann “Patti” (Boyak) Gamelin, 73, formerly of Munising, passed away peacefully, Wednesday evening, August 22, 2018, in Marinette, WI, surrounded by her family. Patti was born on July 24, 1945, in Munising, Michigan, to Joseph and Mercedes (Brebner) ...

Gordon Lee Smith

MUNISING, MI - Gordon Lee Smith, Sr., age 78, of Munising, died peacefully in his sleep at his home on Sunday morning, August 26, 2018. He was born in Yale, Michigan on December 13, 1939 to the late Elwood and Wilma (Schumacher) Smith. After graduation from Yale High School in 1957, Gordon ...

Amy E. Siegert

HARVEY, MI - Amy Elizabeth (Armstrong) Siegert (1958-2018) entered eternal life peacefully at home, in the care of Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice on August 23, 2018 surrounded by her loving family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. Cherished wife of Phil Siegert for ...

Karen Bennett Sundberg

TAYLOR, MI - Karen Ebba Bennett Sundberg, 77, passed away in Taylor, MI on Aug. 13, 2018. Karen was born in Marquette on Nov. 5, 1940 to Helen Eklund Bennett and Eugene Herbert Bennett. She attented the Ishpeming Public Schools graduating with the class of 1958. She received a ...

Robert ‘Bob’ Gatiss

MUNISING, MI - Robert “Bob” Gatiss, age 90, of Munising, died Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Medilodge in Munising. Bob was born May 16, 1928 in Munising, MI to John Howard and Verna (Bauman) Gatiss. Bob graduated from Wm. G. Mather High School in 1946. Prior to graduation, he served in ...

Kenneth H. ‘Ken’ Mayotte

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI - Kenneth Harold “Ken” Mayotte, age 87, of Marquette Township, entered eternal life Thursday morning, August 23, 2018 at UP Health System Marquette, in the loving, comforting care of his family. Born November 15, 1930, in Munising, to Clifford and Marie (Tousignant) ...

Mary Margaret Brodeur

GARDEN GROVE, CA - Mary Margaret Brodeur found peace and went to sing with the angels on August 13, 2018 in Long Beach, CA. She resided in Garden Grove, CA for over 40 years. Mary Margaret was born on February 20, 1941 in Hancock, MI to Elaine (Peltier) and Joseph Beiring. She was raised in ...

Joe Buck Allen

MARQUETTE, MI - Joe Buck Allen, age 82, of Marquette, left this world on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at 10:00 pm, in the presence of his family and the staff of D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, where he had resided since December 2014. He made many new friends while residing there and loved the ...

Florence Anna Kunick

BARAGA, MI - Florence Anna Kunick, celebrating 103 years of life, of Baraga, MI passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 12, 1915 in Calvin, North Dakota, daughter to Joseph and Dora (Wetheralt) Sipe. ...

William J. Wrobel

COLDWATER, MI. - William Joseph “Bill” Wrobel, age 66, entered eternal life August 24th at his home surrounded by his beloved partner and daughters after a courageous battle with an aggressive form of Brain cancer, Glioblastoma Multiforme. Bill was born on July 31, 1952 in rural Warren, ...

Arthur Truscott

ISHPEMING, MI - Arthur Truscott age 89 of 803 Palms Ave Ishpeming passed away Friday August 24, 2018 at his home while in the loving care of his family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Arthur was born at home in Negaunee on December 29, 1928 to Arthur and Gertrude (Gale) Truscott Sr. He ...

Joyce Elaine Mattson

FORT MYERS, FL - Joyce Elaine Mattson passed away on August 18th, 2018. Born at Penn Hospital, Norway Michigan on March 26 1937 to Alice Hollingsworth (Mish- Jansen) and Irving Jansen. Joyce is survived by her husband David Elving Mattson (Fort Myers Florida), son James Mattson ...

Thomas T. Hughes

SAN ANTONIO, TX - Thomas T. Hughes, age 91, passed away peacefully at home on July 28, 2018. Tom was born on May 8, 1927, in Marquette to Catherine (Gaspar) and Thomas(Cracker) Hughes, and lived his childhood in Ishpeming. He enlisted in the Navy, served in World War II and attended the ...

Leta A. Petosky

LAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI - Leta A. Petosky, 89, died Wednesday afternoon August 22, 2018 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Friends may call at the Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry on Wednesday August 29, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Funeral ...

Donald C. Burton

MCMILLAN, MI - Donald C. Burton, 57, of McMillan, died Friday morning August 24, 2018 at his residence on East Lake surrounded by his loving family and the care of North Woods Hospice. Per his request, cremation services were accorded with no public services scheduled. Memorials may be ...