Obituaries

James P. Nault

Tampa, FL - NAULT, James P., age 82, of Tampa, FL, passed away after a brave struggle with cancer on January 9, 2019. Jim was born April 25, 1936 in Ishpeming, MI to Henry and Eva (Perrault) Nault. He attended Ishpeming High School and St. Lawrence Seminary, and soon after joined the Army. ...

Peter Francis LeSage

ISHPEMING, MI - Peter Francis LeSage was born in Ishpeming on January 2, 1946 the 4th child to Leonard LeSage and Helen Matheson LeSage. He attended Ishpeming area schools and graduated from Ishpeming High School in 1964. He enjoyed music as part of the drum and bugle Corp “The Blue ...

James Paul Nault

Tampa, FL - NAULT, James Paul, age 82, of Tampa, FL passed away, after a brave struggle with cancer, on Wednesday January 9, 2019. Jim was born April 25, 1936 in Ishpeming, MI to Henry and Eva (Perrault) Nault. He attended St. Lawrence Seminary and soon after, he joined the Army. Jim ...

Shirley Ann DeRoche

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI - Shirley Ann DeRoche, age 86, of Lost Creek Drive, Marquette Township, entered eternal life Friday, January 11, 2019, at UP Health System - Marquette. Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed ...

Laura J. Sloney

MARQUETTE, MI - Laura J. Sloney, age 100 passed away Monday January 7, 2019 at Mill Creek Assisted Living-Memory Care Unit while in the loving care of her family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Laura was born April 24, 1918 at home in Humboldt Twp., MI to Viljo “William” and Maria ...

Lorna Jean Obiden

HARVEY, MI - Lorna Jean Obiden, age 71, of Harvey, entered eternal life Wednesday morning, January 9, 2019, at UP Health System - Marquette, in the loving, comforting care of her family. Born March 17, 1947, in Stambaugh, a daughter of Earl and Marcella (Holmes) Larson, Lorna was raised in ...

David M. Ackland Jr.

ISHPEMING, MI - David M. Ackland Jr., age 58, of Ishpeming, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on Sunday, January 6, 2019, while at his home. David was born in Marquette, on May 6, 1960, to David and Kathleen (Heikkinen) Ackland. He grew up in Ishpeming and attended Westwood High School, ...

Ruth (Tompkins) Koskinen

PERRYSBURG, OH - Ruth T. Koskinen, 90, of Perrysburg, passed away peacefully January 8, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born July 7, 1928 in Negaunee, MI to Frank E. and Anna (Lehman) Tompkins. She completed her undergraduate degree at Northern Michigan University and went on ...

Helen Mae Kotel

MARQUETTE, MI / MUNISING, MI - Helen Mae Kotel, age 88, of Munising, and formerly of Marquette, entered eternal life Monday morning, January 7, 2019, at MediLodge of Munising. Helen was born April 14, 1930 in Marquette, a daughter of Joseph and Helen (Koski) Kotel, and throughout the years ...

Tarmo Savolainen

NEGAUNEE, MI - Tarmo Francis Savolainen, 93, of Negaunee, MI, peacefully entered eternal life on January 7, 2019 at the Eastwood Nursing Center. His heavenly reunion with his wife, Bertha took place on a special day, their wedding anniversary. Tarmo was born November 15, 1925 in Negaunee to ...

David Leach

MARQUETTE, MI - David A. Leach, 92, of Marquette, passed away Friday morning, January 4, 2019 at U.P. Health System-Marquette. He was born the youngest of seven children on December 14, 1926 in Hibbing, Minnesota to Edward W. and Helen M. Leach. He attended primary school in Hibbing, and ...

Sandra Lee Moulds

MUNISING, MI - Sandra Lee Moulds, age 68, of Munising, died on Tuesday morning, January 8, 2019 at the Medilodge in Munising. She was born on December 27, 1950 in Marquette to the late Willie and Dorothy (LaFave) Swajanen. Sandy grew up on the family farm in Eben and graduated from Eben ...

James S. DuMoulin

REPUBLIC, MI – James S. DuMoulin, age 82, of 175 Hemlock St., Republic passed away early on Monday morning January 7, 2019 at his home. He had been in the loving care of his family and the Upper Peninsula Home Health and Hospice. James was born Feb 2, 1936 in Belvidere, IL the son of the ...

Jeremy C. Wills

SKANDIA, MI - Jeremy Charles Wills, 36, of Engman Lake Rd., Skandia, entered eternal life early Friday morning, January 4, 2019, following injuries sustained in an automobile - pedestrian accident. Jeremy was born July 4, 1982, in Longview, Washington to Ken and Patti (Wirkkala) Wills. He ...

James J. Delongchamp

NORTH BELLE VERNON, PA - James J. Delongchamp, 85, formerly of Ishpeming, MI, who relocated to North Belle Vernon, PA passed away Friday, December 28, 2018, at Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. Born July 6, 1933, in Calumet, MI, he was the son of the late Maxim and Gertrude LaForest ...

Donald D. Ombrello

MARQUETTE, MI - Donald Dominic Ombrello, 88, of Marquette, died Friday morning, January 4, 2019, at the Trillium House with his family by his side and under the care of Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice. He was born September 15, 1930, in Ishpeming, a son of the late Frank J. and ...

Elsie A. Parent

MARQUETTE, MI - Elsie A. Parent, age 97, of Marquette, entered eternal life Friday morning, December 28, 2018, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming. Born July 6, 1921, in Negaunee Township, a daughter of Mervin and Ann (Yonkosky) Struthers, Elsie was raised on a farm in ...

Sharon Lee Stinson

GWINN, MI - Sharon Lee Stinson, 73, of Gwinn, died Friday morning, January 4, 2019 at UP Health System-Marquette. She was born January 18, 1945 in Grayling, Michigan to Charles F. and Donna (LeMonte) Williams. Sharon graduated from Grayling High School in 1963 where she was an active ...

Ronald C. Genschaw

MARQUETTE, MI - Ronald C. Genschaw, 62, of Marquette, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on Christmas Day while vacationing at Copper Mountain, Colorado with family. Ron was born in Alpena, Michigan to Carl and Grace (Collins) Genschaw on November 6, 1956 and graduated from Alpena High School ...

Ernest Burgess

NEGAUNEE, MI - Ernest Leroy ‘Ernie’ Burgess, 97, formerly of the Lakeview Apartments, Croix St., Negaunee, passed away Friday afternoon, January 4, 2019 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in the care of his loving family. Ernie was born July 2, 1921 in Chicago to Ernest and ...