Obituaries

William (Bill) S. Williams

BRADENTON, FL - William (Bill) S. Williams, 98, passed away September 11, 2017. Bill was born December 7, 1918 to William and Emily Williams in Houghton, Michigan. He grew up in the Upper Peninsula but moved to Bradenton, Florida in 1966. Predeceased by his parents and sister, Marion ...

Nancy Lee Paradis

VAN MEER, MI - Nancy Lee Paradis, age 72, of Van Meer, died on Friday morning, September 15, 2017 at the Cornerstone Hospice Facility in Orlando, Florida following a two-year battle with squamous cell carcinoma. Complete arrangement will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home and her ...

Nancy S. Giuliani

MARQUETTE, MI. - Nancy S. Giuliani, 92, of Marquette, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017 at U.P. Health System- Marquette with her family at her side. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home.

Cecilia Valenti Thompson

LAS VEGAS, NV - Cecilia Valenti Thompson gently passed in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 27, 2017. She was 92 years young. She was born May 16, 1925 in Ishpeming, Michigan to Anthony and Lisa (Carello) Valenti and attended Ishpeming schools. She helped care for her younger ...

William H. Wooden

ISHPEMING, MI - William “Bill” H. Wooden, age 85, of 3980 Co. Rd. 496 passed away peacefully Tuesday September 19, 2017 under the loving care of his wife Susan. Bill was born March 24, 1932 in Appleton, WI to the late Earl and Anne (Nelson) Wooden. He served the country in the United ...

Antone J. ‘Tony’ Miljour

PALMER, MI - Antone J. ‘Tony’ Miljour, 79, of Nicholas Ave., Palmer, passed away Thursday afternoon, September 21, 2017 at UP Health System-Bell with his loving wife at his side. Tony was born March 7, 1938 in Palmer to Edward and Emma (LeBresh) Miljour and graduated from Negaunee St. ...

Eunice Elaine Belanger

ASHLAND, WI - Eunice Elaine Belanger, age 88, formerly of Happy Hollow in Bayfield, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Memorial Medical Center in Ashland. She was born January 18, 1929 in Bayfield, the daughter of Arthur J. Pratt and Eva Margaret-Mae (Gotham) Pratt. Eunice ...

Elode Veiht

MARQUETTE, MI - Elode Veiht, 94, of Marquette, passed away Thursday morning, September 21, 2017 at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living surrounded by her family and under the care of U.P. Home Health & Hospice. Elode was born on March 29, 1923 in Marinette, Wisconsin, a daughter of the ...

Linnell ‘L.J.’ Johnson

GULLIVER, MI - Linnell “L.J.” Johnson, 72, of Gulliver, Michigan passed away unexpectedly on September 21, 2017 at the U.P. Health System Hospital in Marquette, Michigan. He was born August 13, 1945 in Marquette, Michigan, the son of Glen and Florence “Sally” (Chartier) Johnson and ...

Marvin J. Brewall

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI - Marvin Joseph Brewall, age 92, of Marquette Township, and former Harvey resident, entered eternal life Friday morning, September 22, 2017, at the Oscar Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. The Fassbender Funeral Home ...

William A. Fossmo

PALMER, MI - William Allen Fossmo, 61, longtime Palmer resident, passed away peacefully Friday morning, September 22, 2017 at the Cornerstone Adult Foster Care Facility in Bloomingdale, MI. Arrangements will be announced by Koskey Funeral Home.

Richard M. ‘Dickie Bird’ Beauprey

SIDNAW, MI - Richard M. Beauprey “Dickie Bird”, age 60, of Sidnaw, passed away at his home on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Richard’s complete obituary and funeral arrangements may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneralservice chapel.com The Reid Funeral ...

Helmi L. ‘Lillie’ Ritz

GWINN, MI. - Helmi Lillian ‘Lillie’ Ritz, 91, of N. Maple St., Gwinn, and former Ann Arbor, MI and Florida resident, passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, September 22, 2017 at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living Facility with her loving sister and niece at her side and under the care of ...

Priscilla Lydon (nee Kopeski-Jandron)

MEDWAY, MA - Priscilla started her life as the tomboyish older daughter of Edward and Rita Kopeski. She was the older sister to Paula (Leonaud) Boutin and Wayne Kopeski. You may have all heard the stories of her determination and drive to succeed in every goal that she set for herself. In High ...

Frederick W. “Ted” Boesler, Jr.

MARQUETTE, MI - Frederick W. “Ted” Boesler, Jr., age 85, of Marquette, entered eternal life Monday, September 18, 2017, at the Lighthouse of Ishpeming. Born October 24, 1931, in Houghton, a son of Frederick William and Zoria (Demarse) Boesler, Ted was raised in Marquette and graduated ...

Leeta M. “Mitzi” Hutchens

MARQUETTE, MI - Leeta Mae “Mitzi” (Frances) Hutchens, age 90, of Marquette, entered eternal life Friday, September 15, 2017, at the Norlite Nursing Center, in the loving care of her family. She had resided at Norlite since September 10, 2010. Mitzi was born November 11, 1926, in ...

Elizabeth C. Tasson

ISHPEMING TOWNSHIP, MI - Elizabeth C. Tasson, age 97, of 2000 Woodland Drive passed away on Tuesday September 19, 2017 at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee. Elizabeth was in the loving care of her family, staff members at Eastwood and the Upper Peninsula Home Health and ...

Anna Mae Johnson

ASHBURN, VA - Anna Mae Johnson, 58, of Ashburn, VA, died in the morning light of Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Inova Loudoun Hospital following complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. Anna Mae was born on August 28, 1959, in Ishpeming, MI to the late Emma ...

Judith Ann Maki

MARQUETTE, MI - Judith Ann (Peterson) Maki, age 78, of Marquette, entered eternal life Sunday, September 17, 2017, at the University of Michigan Medical Center in the loving care of her family. Judy was born January 13, 1939, in Marquette, to Carl and Violet (Key) Peterson and was a lifelong ...

Greg “Labo” LaBonte

MARQUETTE, MI - Greg “LABO” LaBonte, 56, of Marquette, was taken from us way too soon on Saturday, September 16, 2017 while roaming the great north woods on his ATV. Greg was born on March 22, 1961 in Marquette, son of Shirley Rasmussen LaBonte and the late Bernard R.W. LaBonte. He ...