Obituaries

Lowell R. Johnson

MARQUETTE, MI - Lowell R. Johnson, age 86, lifelong Marquette resident, entered eternal life Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at the Norlite Nursing Center. Born July 31, 1932, in Marquette, a son of Arne and Helen (Fossmo) Johnson, Lowell was a 1950 graduate of Graveraet High School. He then ...

Donald J. Shepherd

April 5th, 1935 - October 21st, 2018 SHEBOYGAN, WI/REPUBLIC, MI - Donald J. Shepherd, 83, longtime Republic, MI resident passed away October 21 at Progressive Health Care Services in Sheboygan, WI. Donald was born April 5, 1935 to Harold and Cecelia (Ringuette) Shepherd. He graduated from ...

Edward ‘Ed’ J. Sowa II

MUNISING, MI - Edward “Ed” J. Sowa II, age 55, of Munising, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, October 25, 2018, following a brief illness. He was born on August 17, 1963, in Munising to Edward and Ann (Boyak) Sowa. Ed grew up in Munising and while in high school worked at Hub’s ...

Audrey P. Kyllonen

NEGAUNEE, MI - Audrey P. Kyllonen, age 86, of Negaunee Township, entered eternal life Thursday, October 25, 2018, at the Norlite Nursing Center, in the loving, comforting care of her family and caregivers of Lake Superior Hospice. Born August 24, 1932, in Bishop’s Stortford, England, a ...

William J. ‘Bill’ Linkfield

MARQUETTE, MI - William J. “Bill” Linkfield, 62, of Marquette, formerly of Grand Rapids, MI, passed away Friday morning, October 26, 2018 at his residence after an extended illness. Visitation will take place at St. Louis the King Catholic Church in Marquette on Saturday, November 3rd ...

Cynthia Marie ‘Cindy’ Fassbender

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI - Cynthia Marie “Cindy” Fassbender, age 72, of Marquette Township, walked on into eternal life Tuesday afternoon, October 23, 2018, at home, in the loving, comforting care of her family and the caregivers of UP Home Health and Hospice. Cindy was born September 22, ...

Charlotte Marie Jackson

GWINN (SAWYER), MI – Charlotte Marie Jackson, age 73, of Sawyer, entered eternal life Monday, October 22, 2018, at UP Health System - Marquette. Born June 14, 1945, in Negaunee, a daughter of Leslie and Vienna (Wiiks) Waline, Sr., Charlotte was raised in Republic and graduated from Republic ...

Irene M. Eskela

ISHPEMING, MI - Irene M. Eskela age 96 formerly of 706 Elliott Avenue of Ishpeming, passed away on Saturday morning October 20, 2018 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans where she had resided since December of 2017. Irene was born on July 20, 1922 the daughter of the late John and Rose ...

Ralph John Voet

MARQUETTE, MI - On Sunday morning, October 21, 2018, the angels came and carried Ralph John Voet into the arms of his loving savior. Ralph was born on March 27, 1934 in Marquette, a son of the late Edward and Ada (Williams) and Margaret O. Voet and was a lifelong Marquette resident as well as ...

Judith Thibodeau

ISHPEMING, MI – Judith C. Thibodeau, age 72, of 415 Excelsior St., Ishpeming, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at her home. Judith was born May 30, 1946, in Ishpeming, the daughter of the late William and Thelma (Wallberg) Parviainen. She moved to Iron River while in High School ...

Charles S. Anderson

HUMBOLDT, MI - Charles S. Anderson 56, passed away October 7th, 2018 after a lengthy illness. Chuck was born August 25th, 1962 to Jane C. and Clyde R. Anderson Sr. He attended NICE Community Schools and graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Masters in English. He is survived by ...

Dr. Paul C. Gerrish, DDS

GREEN BAY, WI - After a long and courageous struggle, Dr. Paul C. Gerrish, DDS, age 76, was surrounded by his family as he went to be with his Lord on October 20, 2018. He passed away at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, WI. Carrying on his memory with honor are his wife Jo (Aune) Gerrish, ...

Fern Dorothy Wolf

MARQUETTE, MI - Fern Dorothy Wolf, age 97, of Marquette, entered eternal life Friday, October 19, 2018, at Brookridge Heights in the loving care of her family. Born September 14, 1921, in Laurium, a daughter of August and Elsie (Lohfgren) Johnson, Fern was raised in Marquette, graduating ...

Lydia H. Hoff

MARQUETTE, MI - Lydia Henriette Hoff (Nee Wael), of Marquette, Michigan passed quietly in her sleep on the morning of October 20, 2018, after a short illness. She was surrounded by her family and loved ones. Born in Brussels, Belgium in 1920, Lydia was a member of the Allied Expeditionary ...

Geoffrey Cooper

SAND RIVER, MI - Geoffrey Cooper, 80, of Sand River, passed away Friday, October 19, 2018 at U.P. Health System-Marquette. Geoff was born on April 22, 1938 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, a son of the late John and Betty (Campbell) Cooper. He was a graduate of Redlands High School in ...

Grace Irene Loughead

MARQUETTE, MI - Grace Irene Loughead, age 98, of Marquette, entered eternal life Wednesday morning, October 10, 2018, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility, in the loving, comforting care of her family. Born July 29, 1920, in Marquette, a daughter of Emmett and Mary May (Snell) ...

Madeline J. ‘Maddy’ Kauppila

NEGAUNEE, MI - Madeline J. “Maddy” Kauppila rarely left anything on the table. That went for cards as much as for life. And on Wednesday October 17, 2018, at the age of 95, the longtime Cooper Lake resident passed away at Negaunee’s Teal Lake Senior Living Community. She passed ...

Elna (Pantti) Warren

REPUBLIC, MI - Elna H. (Pantti) Warren, age 98, passed away on Monday October 15, 2018 at Eastwood Nursing Center, Negaunee, Michigan. Elna was a life-long Marquette County resident having lived in Republic and Marquette. Elna was born in Republic, Michigan on December 13, 1919, the ...

Carlo Maki

MARQUETTE, MI - Carlo W. Maki, 91, of Marquette, passed away Monday evening, October 15, 2018, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for veterans where he was a resident for a few days. Carlo was born on November 21, 1926, in Gay, Michigan, a son of the late Emil and Helma (Assumaa) Maki. He ...

Lorraine (Frederickson) Hancock

ISHPEMING TOWNSHIP, MI - Lorraine Hancock, 90, of Ishpeming Township, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, October 17, 2018 at Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee. Lorraine was born January 15, 1928 in Negaunee to Armi and Mary (Kanniainen) Parkkonen and graduated from Negaunee ...