Obituaries

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., ...

Alan J. Hebert

GRAND MARAIS, MI. - Alan J. Hebert, age 82, of Grand Marais, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home in Munising www.bowermanfuneral home.net.

Brenda (Hoffman) Morrow

FOND DU LAC, WI - Brenda Mae (Hoffman) Morrow, 65, peacefully passed away into the arms of her Savior on Monday, March 27, 2017, at All About Life Rehabilitation Center in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. We would like to invite family and friends to gather together at 11:00 am at the Ishpeming ...

Gregory B. Johnson

HARTFORD, WI. - Gregory B. Johnson, age 64, of Hartford, Wisconsin formerly of Ishpeming, Michigan passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. Memorial Services will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church in Ishpeming, Michigan on Sunday, August 20 ...

Jane VanEvera

GWINN, MI. - February 1, 1947 - February 3, 2017 Jane VanEvera, most recently from Gwinn MI. Jane passed away peacefully Friday Feb 3rd, 2017, at home in her sleep. A lover of art, and an artist herself, Jane was fascinated by the unusual and unique qualities of art pieces and the people ...

Henry Guili

MARQUETTE TWP - Henry Nicholas Guili, 70 Passed away unexpectedly at his residence, Wednesday August 2, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 3PM at the Fassbender Funeral Monday August 7, 2017 with visitation starting at 2PM. Please visit fasbenderfuneralhome.com to express your ...

Robert DeShambo, Jr.

CHOCOLAY TWP - Robert (Bob) DeShambo Jr. age 59, passed away Friday, August 4th, 2017 in Sault Saint Marie. Services are pending under the direction of the Fassbender Funeral Home. Please visit fassbenderfuneralhome.com to express your condolences online.

Theodore ‘Ted’ E. Seppanen

NEGAUNEE, MI - Theodore “Ted” E. Seppanen, age 75 of 117 Buffalo Road Negaunee passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility where he had been a resident since December 2016. Theodore was born December 26, 1941 in Chicago, IL to Elmer J. and Linda B. ...

Vernamae ‘Tootie’ Z. Enquist

NAPLES, FL – Vernamae “Tootie” Z. Enquist, age 76, of 5 Cherokee Trail Naples, FL passed away Monday July 31, 2017 at U.P. Health System - Marquette while in the loving care of her family and U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Vernamae was born April 30, 1941 to the late James Michaud and ...

Nancy J. Nelson

ISHPEMING, MI - Nancy J. Nelson, age 80, of 135 N. Marigold St., Ishpeming Twp., passed away on Sunday May 21, 2017 at the Marquette Co. Medical Care Facility where she had been a resident since March 30th of this year. A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held from 1:00pm until 3:00pm ...

Barbara Gauthier

ISHPEMING, MI – Barbara Gauthier, age 81, of 408 Michigan St. Ishpeming, passed away on Monday July 31, 2017 at her home while in the loving care of her family and the U.P. Home Health and Hospice caregivers. Barbara was born October 14, 1935 in Ishpeming to Reginald H. and Mary V. ...

Barbara L. Hansen

ISHPEMING/MARQUETTE, MI - Barbara L. Hansen, age 82, of Ishpeming/ Marquette, entered eternal life Tuesday, August 1, 2017, with her family at her side. Born October 29, 1934, in Marinette, Wisconsin, a daughter of Walter and Leona (Bezio) Sindler, Barb was raised in Marinette and graduated ...