Obituaries

Irene H. Nykanen

BEAVER GROVE, MI - Irene H. Nykanen, age 85 formerly of Beaver Grove (Marquette) passed away Friday April 7, 2017 at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee while in the loving care of family, staff of Eastwood and UP Home Health & Hospice. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the ...

Robert W. Miller

HARVEY, MI. - Robert Wesley Miller, 67, of Harvey and former Negaunee resident, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, April 7, 2017 at UP Health System - Marquette. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.

Agnes I. Peterson

ISHPEMING, MI - Agnes I. Peterson age 96, long time Ishpeming resident, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 while at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. A full obituary will be ran later in the week. The Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home is assisting the family with Funeral arrangements.

Tysen Jade Benz

MARQUETTE, MI - William Wallace once said, “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” Tysen Jade Benz, who came into this world August 30, 2005, at Marquette, Michigan, passed away at CS Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, in the loving, comforting care of his family and family ...

Dianne G. Wyllie

HANCOCK, MI. - Dianne G. Wyllie, 70, of Hancock, passed away unexpectedly at U.P. Health Systems - Marquette on Monday evening, April 3, 2017 with her loving family by her side. She was born in Hancock on June 10, 1946 to the late Bruce and Perena (Pera) Wyllie. She graduated from Hancock ...

Ronald A. ‘Porky’ Ebner

ISHPEMING, MI - Ronald A. “Porky” Ebner, age 81 of 302 Greenwood St. Ishpeming passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at his home while in the loving care of his family and UP Home Health & Hospice. Ronald was born May 18, 1935 in Ishpeming, MI to Joseph & Martha (Ayotte) Ebner. He ...

Sheila Ann Makinen

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI - Sheila Ann Makinen, 62, of Makinen Road, Negaunee Township, passed away at home early Tuesday morning, April 4, 2017 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of UP Home Health and Hospice. Sheila was born July 10, 1954 in Manistique to Fredrick and Marian ...

Quinn Waskiewicz

ISHPEMING, MI - Quinn Ann Waskiewicz, infant daughter of Gabe Waskiewicz and Carmen Emery passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at University of Michigan Motts Children Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Quinn is survived by her parents Gabe and Carmen, her paternal grandmother Marlene Thomas, ...

Martha M. Lindstrom

NEGAUNEE, MI - Martha M. Lindstrom, 93, of Negaunee, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, April 6, 2017 at the Eastwood Nursing Center. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.

Alma C. Given

GRAND MARAIS, MI - Alma C. Given, 89, a longtime resident of Grand Marais and formerly of Dearborn and Warren, died Saturday morning, April 1, 2017 at Tendercare in Munising, with her husband by her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be scheduled at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Grand ...

Mary Kaye Goodwin

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI - Mary Kaye Goodwin, age 66 , of Chocolay Township, entered eternal life Friday evening, March 31, 2017, in Florida while on vacation. Born June 9, 1950, in Marquette, a daughter of Herbert and Eva (Blondeau) Boudreau, Mary Kaye was raised in Marquette and graduated ...

Helen Marie Bowers

MARQUETTE, MI - Helen Marie Bowers, age 88, of Marquette, entered eternal life Monday, April 3, 2017, at Mill Creek Assisted Living, surrounded in the loving, comforting care of her family. Helen was born January 17, 1929, in Sault Ste Marie, Canada, a daughter of Norwegian immigrants Alex ...

Neil William Griffith

MUNISING, MI - Neil William Griffith, age 84, of Munising, died peacefully at 3:30 a.m. on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the Tendercare Health Center in Munising following a lengthy illness. Neil was born in Detroit, Michigan on October 6, 1932 to the late Harold and Sara (Olmstead) Griffith. The ...

Patricia Ann (Krajewski) Toerpe

MANITOWOC, WI - Patricia Ann (Krajewski) Toerpe, age 65, of 1649 Mirro Drive, Manitowoc, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. The former Patricia Krajewski was born on November 6, 1951 in Munising, MI the oldest daughter of Frank ...

Gail (Britton) McKinney-Kastensmith

PEORIA, AZ - Gail (Britton)McKinney- Kastensmith 82, passed away peacefully with family by her side on April 2, 2017 after a two-year battle with cancer. Gail was born in Marquette Michigan on March 27, 1935, the daughter of Lloyd and Hazel Britton. She married Herbert McKinney in November ...

Clifford Nelson, Jr.

STEPHENSON, MI - Clifford Dwight Nelson, Jr., 60, of Stephenson and former Negaunee resident, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Cliff was born May 20, 1956 in Ishpeming to Clifford D. and Nancy C. (Lindstrom) Nelson and ...

Sadie Helen Larson

SKANDIA, MI - Sadie Helen Larson, age 97, of Skandia entered eternal life Friday evening, March 31, 2017, in the loving care of her family, at the home of her daughter, Elizabeth, in Swartz Creek, Michigan. Sadie was born April 30, 1919, in Negaunee, the daughter of August and Saara (Majava) ...

James Joseph “Jim” Clumpner

MARQUETTE, MI - James Joseph Clumpner, age 81, of 902 High Street, Marquette, finished this life and went on to the next. He succumbed to cancer on April 2, 2017, at home, in the loving care of his family and Lake Superior Hospice. Jim was born in Iron Mountain on September 8, 1935, son of ...

Carolyn M. Piirala

MARQUETTE, MI - Carolyn M. Piirala, age 68, of Marquette passed away on April 1, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Carolyn was born in Pontiac, Michigan on March 17, 1949 and grew up on a dairy farm in Lake Orion where she was instilled with a strong work ethic. Carolyn was a ...

Lynn Ann Johnson

SANDS TOWNSHIP, MI - Lynn Ann Johnson, age 38, entered eternal rest, surrounded by her loving family, Sunday, April 2, 2017 from complications of M.S. Lynn was born November 15, 1978, in Marquette, a daughter of Denis Leigh and Paula JoAnne (Mitchell) Johnson, and was a lifelong area ...