Obituaries

Michael A. Boorsma

GWINN, MI - Michael A. Boorsma, 76, of Gwinn, passed away on Saturday morning, April 6, 2019 at UP Health System- Marquette. Michael was born on February 5, 1943 in Minneapolis, MN to the late Cornelius and Hulda (Oppegard) Boorsma. He was raised in Minneapolis and attended and graduated from ...

Ralph E. Uhl

ISHPEMING, MI - Ralph E. Uhl, age 79, of Ishpeming (Ely Twp.), passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019 at UP Health System Marquette. Ralph was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 24, 1940, a son of the late Augusta (Voland) and Lawrence Uhl. While living in Detroit, he played minor league ...

Gordon J. Moyle

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI — Gordon James Moyle, 84, of North Road, Negaunee Township, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, April 6, 2019 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility with his loving family by his side and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. Gordy was born ...

Rita K. VandeZande

MARQUETTE, MI — Rita Kathleen “Maggy” VandeZande, 81, of Marquette, died Tuesday morning, April 2, 2019 at her home, with her family by her side and under the care of Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice. She was born July 2, 1937 in Marquette, a daughter of the late Clarence and ...

Roy W. Mannikko

WATTON, MI - Roy W. Mannikko, age 94, of Watton, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Aspirus Hospital, Iron River, Michigan after a brief illness. Roy was born on April 29, 1924 in Sidnaw, Michigan to the late Aila Syrjala and Victor Manikko. He graduated from L’Anse High ...

Raymond O. Anderson

ISHPEMING, MI – Raymond O. Anderson, age 82, of 29902 Co Rd 581, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Marquette Co. Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He had been under the loving care of his family, staff members at MCMCF and the Upper ...

Kay Ellen Anderson

ISHPEMING, MI - Kay Ellen Anderson, age 53, of 1560 Cypress St. Ishpeming (Cedar Hills Home), passed away Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at UP Health System Bell. Kay was born in Ishpeming, on January 3, 1966, a daughter of the late Margueritte Kay (Thibodeau) and Neil Warren Anderson. Kay ...

Earl J. Harrington

L’ANSE, MI - Earl John Harrington, age 96, of L’Anse, MI passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, MI. He was born in Hancock, MI on October 26, 1922 the son of the late John and Edna (Sibilsky) Harrington. Earl graduated from L’Anse High ...

Raymond O. Anderson

ISHPEMING, MI – Raymond O. Anderson, age 82, of 29902 Co Rd 581, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Marquette Co. Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming while under the loving care of his family, staff members at MCMCF and the Upper Peninsula Home Health and Hospice. The family will ...

Michael A. Boorsma

GWINN, MI - Michael A. Boorsma, 76, of Gwinn, passed away on Saturday morning, April 6, 2019 at UP Health System- Marquette. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale Gwinn Funeral Home.

Russell A. Kanerva

MARQUETTE, MI - Russell A. Kanerva, age 94, of Marquette, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at U.P. Health System Marquette. Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, April 12th at Grace Lutheran Church in Gwinn with Rev. Rell Spickerman officiating. Visitation will be held ...

James “Jake” Niemi

MARQUETTE, MI - James “Jake” Niemi, age 62, of Marquette, died early Saturday morning, April 6, 2019 at Medilodge in Munising following a courageous five-month battle with brain cancer. Jake’s completed obituary will be in a later edition of the Mining Journal and may be found at ...

Robert K. Trezona

SKANDIA, MI - Robert K. “Bob” Trezona, 59, of Skandia, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019 at UP Health System- Marquette. Bob was born on Eglin Air Force Base on August 21, 1959 in Fort Walton Beach, FL to the late Robert and Nancy (Brewer) Trezona. He graduated from Marquette Senior ...

Steven Hemmila

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI - Steven Arthur Hemmila, 59, of Cedar Lane, Negaunee Township, passed away at home early Sunday morning, March 31, 2019. Steve was born January 9, 1960 in Ishpeming to Arthur Wesley and Shirley Ann (Lund) Hemmila and graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of 1978. ...

Randy Joe ‘Diesel’ Wiertella

WAUSAU, WI - Randy Joe “Diesel” Wiertella, 44, a resident of Wausau, Wisconsin, passed away December 10, 2018. Randy was born August 30, 1974 in Manistique, Michigan, son of Dennis and Lynn (Matchinski) Wiertella. He was the ultimate protector, serving our country for over 14 years in ...

Glen A. Gauthier

ISHPEMING, MI - Glen A. Gauthier, age 78, longtime Ishpeming area resident, passed away on Wednesday April 3, 2019 at UP Health System Bell. Glen was born in Rhinelander, WI on March 30, 1941, son of the late Joseph B. Gauthier and Irene I. Schallock. He attended Ishpeming Public Schools ...

Theresa Ann Syrjala

CLARKSBURG, MI - Theresa Ann Syrjala, age 71 of Clarksburg went to be with her Lord on Thursday April 4, 2019 at her home while in the loving care of her family and UP Home Health & Hospice. Theresa battled brain cancer for almost 2 1/2 years. Theresa was born in Ishpeming, MI on April ...

Roy W. Mannikko

CRYSTAL FALLS, MI - Roy W. Mannikko, age 94, of Crystal Falls, MI passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Aspirus Iron River Hospital, Iron River, MI. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Mannikko are incomplete and will be announced by the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse, MI. Mr. ...

Earl J. Harrington

L’ANSE, MI - Earl J. Harrington, age 96, of L’Anse, MI passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, MI. Funeral arrangements for Earl are incomplete and will be announced by the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse, MI. Earl’s obituary may ...

Beatrice J. Havican

ALVIN, WI - Beatrice J. Havican, age 86, of Alvin, WI passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City, FL. She was born on December 2, 1932 in Champion, MI; the daughter of the late Edward and Sylvia (Deuell) Duhame. She attended Schools in Champion ...