Obituaries

Russell R. ‘Russ’ Beach

MARQUETTE, MI — Russell Robert “Russ” Beach, age 74, former Marquette and Michigamme resident, entered eternal life Friday, April 28, 2017, while wintering in Florida. Born July 25, 1942, in Pontiac, a son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Thompson) Beach, Russ was raised in Pontiac and ...

Donald Douglas Rutter

MARQUETTE, Mich. — We lost our family hero on October 12, 2016. Reunited at last with his wife, Elaine, we can feel his joy from here. Donald Douglas Rutter was born February 23, 1919 in Detroit, MI, to Donald and Janet (Smith) Rutter. A child of the Great Depression, he dropped out of ...

Robert A. James

HARRIMAN, Tenn. MARQUETTE, Mich. — Robert James peacefully completed this life’s journey of 95 years and seven months and was welcomed into eternal life by our Lord and Savior on May 8, 2017. He was born September 25, 1921, in Ishpeming, a son of James Edward and Lenora (Cain) James. ...

Mary Jane Forton

MARICOPA, Ariz. — Mary Jane Forton, 76, of Maricopa, AZ, passed away, Saturday, April 29, 2017 at home with family by her side. Mary Jane was born July 27, 1940, in Marquette, MI to the late Olaf (Pete) and Bertha Hansen. She was united in marriage to John Richard Forton on February 6, ...

Susan M. (Poulos) Black, Ph.D

HAMMONDSPORT, NY — Susan Black, 73, passed away peacefully Wednesday May 3, 2017 at General Hospital in Geneva, NY. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of her life/coffee hour, Sunday, May 21 from 1–3 PM at her home, 9738 Grove Springs Road, Hammondsport, NY. Memorial ...

John Peter Kivela

MARQUETTE, MI - LANSING, MI - “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” (Abraham Lincoln). John Peter Kivela, age 47, and Upper Peninsula State Representative, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Lansing, following a struggle with alcohol ...

Scott P. Sundberg

MISSION, TX. / ISHPEMING, MI - Scott Paul Sundberg, known to many as “Scooter”, passed away in the loving presence of his family on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the age of 67. Since his retirement, he and his wife have lived in both Mission, Texas and Ishpeming, Michigan. Scott was born on ...

Robert Carl Worgull

CAMP VERDE, AZ - A remembrance for Robert Carl Worgull will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 1:00 pm, at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona. There will be a brief military service at the Cemetery’s Committal Service Shelter. Born in ...

Darryl ‘Sluggo’ Doucette

MUNISING, MI - Darryl “Sluggo” Doucette, age 72, of Munising, died on Monday afternoon, May 8, 2017 at the Tendercare Health Center in Munising. He was born on June 9, 1944 in Munising, Michigan to the late Lloyd “Andy” and Elsie (Campbell) Doucette. Darryl grew up in Munising on the ...

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Jean Larson (nee Hecko)

PHOENIX, AZ - Elizabeth “Betty” Jean Larson (nee Hecko), age 81, of Phoenix, AZ, and longtime resident of Ishpeming, MI, passed away on Tuesday May 9, 2017 at Hawthorne Court of Ahwatukee. Betty was born at the Ishpeming Hospital in Ishpeming, Michigan, on July 11th, 1935 to Ellis John ...

Eloise Davis Berg

MARQUETTE, MI - Eloise Davis Berg, age 98, of Marquette, entered eternal life Monday morning, May 8, 2017, at Mill Creek Assisted Living, in the loving, comforting care of her family. Born September 14, 1918, in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of Thomas and Stella (Brown) Davis, Eloise was ...

Anna B. ‘Annie’ Polvi-Salo

SKANDIA, MI - Anna B. “Annie” Polvi-Salo, age 89, former Skandia resident, entered eternal life Sunday evening, May 7, 2017, at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee, in the loving, comforting care of her family. Born April 14, 1928, in Escanaba, a daughter of Matt and Emmaline ...

Marian E. Howe

MICHIGAMME, MI - Marian E. Howe, age 70, of HCR 1 Box 951, Michigamme, passed away on Sunday May 7, 2017 at UP Health System Marquette after suffering an apparent heart attack. Marian was born August 27, 1946 in Negaunee the daughter of the late Arnold M. and Florence (Davey) Pelto. Marian ...

Elry Ann Reetz

HARVEY, MI - Elry Ann Reetz, age 85, of Harvey, entered eternal life Monday afternoon, May 8, 2017, at UP Health System - Marquette. Born May 20, 1931, in Marquette, a daughter of S. Leonard and Edna S. (Tamminen) Johnson, Elry was raised in Marquette, graduating from Graveraet High School, ...

John C. Couveau

REPUBLIC, MI - John C. Couveau, age 73 longtime Republic resident passed away at his home on Monday, May 8, 2017 John was born December 21, 1943 in Iron Mountain, MI to Joseph W. and Rose A. (Shefchik) Couveau. He graduated from Republic High School and served 2 years in the U.S. Army. John ...

Norma Ann St. Arnauld

MARQUETTE, MI - Norma Ann St. Arnauld, 90, of Marquette, passed away Wednesday evening, May 3, 2017 at Brookridge Heights Memory Care with her loving family at her side and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Norma was born on July 31, 1926 in Iron Mountain to the late Americo ...

Norman James Koval

MARQUETTE, MI - Norman James “Jeff” Koval , age 92, of Marquette, entered eternal life Monday afternoon, May 8, 2017, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, in the loving, comforting care of his family. Jeff was born November 14, 1924 in Marquette, the son of James and Minnie ...

Rose M. Anderson

MARQUETTE, MI - Rose M. Anderson, 85, of Gwinn, died peacefully Thursday evening, May 4, 2017 at the Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette. Rose was born on July 9, 1931 in Gwinn at the family home to the late George and Josephine (Yannone) D’Angelo and had been a lifelong Gwinn area ...

William R. Kurin

NOVI, MI - William R. Kurin of Novi, formerly of Negaunee, was born December 4, 1938 in Ishpeming, Michigan to Sixten William and Emmaline Elaine (nee: Matthews) Kurin. He died May 7, 2017 at the age of 78. Mr. Kurin is the beloved husband of 58 years to Janet Marie (nee: Korpi) Kurin. ...

Orville Mitchell

GREENWOOD, IN - Orville Mitchell, 38, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 27, 2017 in Greenwood, IN. Orville was born on August 4, 1978. He was the son of Michael and Julie Mitchell. Orville had a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and was self-employed. He joined the Navy, serving from ...