Obituaries

Alan ‘Al’ J. Hebert

GRAND MARAIS, MI Alan “Al” J. Hebert, age 82, of Grand Marais, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. He was born in Marblehead, Ohio on June 14, 1935 to the late Louis F. and Marguerite M. (Sebastian) Hebert. Al moved to Grand Marais ...

John Thomas Whybrew

RAPID RIVER, MI - John Thomas Whybrew, age 82, of Rapid River, MI, passed away Tuesday morning August 8, 2017 at home following a lengthy illness. John was born June 21, 1935 on the family farm in Rapid River the son of Albert and Genevieve (Wylie) Whybrew. He was raised on the family farm ...

Robert Pell

GWINN, MI - Robert “Bob” Michael Pell, 69, of Gwinn, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, August 2, 2017 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans with his niece at his side and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice. He was born January 24, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, a son of the ...

Robert DeShambo Jr.

CHOCOLAY TWP - Robert (Bob) DeShambo, Jr. passed away peacefully at the Tender Care Nursing Home in Sault Ste. Marie, MI on August 4, 2017 where he had been a resident for several months. Approximately 24-years ago Bob was paralyzed from a logging accident. Prior to the accident, he was an ...

Leonard ‘Len’ Clapp

AUTRAIN, MI - Leonard “Len” Clapp, age 70, of AuTrain, died Monday morning, August 7, 2017 at his home in AuTrain under the loving care of his family and Lake Superior Hospice. He was born on December 23, 1946 in Marquette, Michigan to the late Julius and Aili (Oja) Clapp. His family moved ...

Lorraine Gariepy

MUNISING, MI. - Lorraine Gariepy, age 85, of Munising, died Sunday, August 6, 2017 at UP Health Systems – Marquette surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 3, 1932 to the late Bror and Helmi (Kangas) Carlson. Bror was in the Coast Guard and in 1933, ...

Dr. Roma Jean Mansfield

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Dr. Roma Jean Mansfield, loving mother and wife, passed away April 27, 2017. She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska April 2, 1935, the daughter of Hazel and Floyd Miller. Education was very important to Jean and to her family. Her father was Nebraska State Commissioner of ...

Robert DeShambo Jr.

CHOCOLAY TWP - Robert (Bob) DeShambo, Jr. passed away peacefully at the Tender Care Nursing Home in Sault Ste. Marie, MI on August 4, 2017 where he had been a resident for several months. Approximately 24-years ago Bob was paralyzed from a logging accident. Prior to the accident, he was an ...

Cheryl Ann Karvonen

MARQUETTE, MI - Cheryl Ann (Nevala) Karvonen, age 72, passed from her life on this earth on Sunday, August 6, 2017, at UP Health System - Marquette. Cheryl was born August 7, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, a daughter of Ethel (Rantanen) Nevala and Matheau Nevala. After Matt completed his military ...

John ‘Jack’ Heron

EDMORE, MI. - John “Jack” Heron was born in Detroit, November 29th, 1923. The third of six children born to Charles and Murna Heron. His parents had moved to Detroit from Millersburg, Michigan. Murna had missed Presque Isle County so every summer she packed up the kids and drove to Onaway ...

Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Charlotte Mazzali

MUNISING, MI - Geraldine “Gerry” Charlotte Mazzali, age 82, of Munising, died under the care of her family in Owosso, Michigan on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Gerry was born in Munising on March 19, 1935 to Herman and Ellen (Maki) Monette and was a loving sister to Phyllis Baij and ...

Alan Lars Laukka

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Alan Lars Laukka, 72, passed away March 16, 2017 at his home in Colorado Springs. Alan was born April 23, 1944 in Negaunee to Axel and Elsie (Mattson) Laukka and graduated from Negaunee High School with the Class of 1962. He was a veteran of the United States Navy ...

David S. ‘Smiley’ Waananen

ISHPEMING TWP. MI. - David S. “Smiley” Waananen, age 53, of Sunnyside Estates passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at his home. David was born September 1, 1963 the son of David J. and Marlene (Dodge) Waananen. He grew up in Calumet until age 14 when his family moved to ...

Antoinette L. (Mai) Fairbanks

FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ. - Antoinette Louise (Mai) Fairbanks, 86, of Fountain Hills, AZ, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2017 at UP Health System - Marquette. Antoinette was born and raised in Princeton, Michigan and graduated from Gwinn High School, Class of 1948. Following graduation, she ...

Shawn E. Wilder

SHAWANO, WI / CHRISTMAS, MI - Shawn E. Wilder, age 47, of Shawano, WI and formerly of Christmas, MI, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 in Shawano. He was born on April 24, 1970. Shawn graduated from Munising High School in 1988. He began working for Burton Trucking, Enright and Shelter Bay ...

Martha Blanche Young Youngquist

DALLAS, TX. - Martha Youngquist (Aug. 17, 1917 - Oct. 25, 2016) passed away peacefully in Dallas, Texas on October 25, 2016 after living a full life for over 99 years. Martha was born in Laurium, Michigan on August 17, 1917 to Amy Bosson and Roy Archibold Young. She lived her early years ...

Paul Charles Rugen

RUIDOSO, NM. - Paul Charles Rugen was a fantastic human being who, sadly, passed away on July 17. He was inquisitive, quick to smile, ready to help and, with a twinkle of mischief in his eye, happy to tell you a tall tale that was almost believable. He loved being outdoors, reading, and ...

Henry Guili

MARQUETTE TWP., MI. - Henry Nicholas Guili, age 70, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Henry was born December 16, 1946 in Hancock, Michigan, to Louis and Rose Guili and was raised in Trimountain, Michigan. He graduated from Jeffers High School in 1965 and served in the US ...

Anthony R. Moore

ISHPEMING, MI. - Anthony R. Moore, age 86, of 831 S. Pine St. passed away Thursday August 3, 2017 at his home while in the loving care of his family and the Lake Superior Home Health and Hospice. Anthony was born 13 October 1930 in Ballston Spa, NY to the late Raymond and Anna (Lawlor) ...

Evelyn A. Goulette

COLUMBUS, OH. - Evelyn A. Goulette, former Negaunee resident, passed away Thursday evening, July 13, 2017 at the age of 92 at Mother Angeline McCrory Manor in Columbus, Ohio. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, August 11th at Bethany Lutheran Church, 550 Cherry St., ...