Obituaries

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 ...

David John Nevala

GEORGETOWN, TX. - David John Nevala died in his home in the arms of his beloved wife, Janet Harvey Nevala, on February 24th, 2017 in Georgetown, TX. He was 47. He had fought a long and protracted battle with heart disease and complications from Type 1 Diabetes. A native of Marquette, MI, ...

Dr. Pryse Henry Duerfeldt

MARQUETTE, MI. - Dr. Pryse Henry Duerfeldt found peace Sunday, July 30, 2017. Known locally and internationally for his dedication and leadership to Rotary and Sister Cities, Pryse served as a superlative example of community service. Professionally, he had retired as Head of the Psychology ...

Frank A. Sarvello

ISHPEMING, MI – Frank A. Sarvello, age 89, of 217 W. Barnum St., Ishpeming passed on Sunday July, 30, 2017, a very special weekend in Ishpeming, “Italian Fest” which was highlighted by members of the St. Rocco / St. Anthony Society marching by his home for the most beautiful send off he ...

Arthur Joseph ‘Joe’ Monette, Jr.

MUNISING, MI - Arthur Joseph “Joe” Monette, Jr., age 90, of Munising, died Sunday, July 30, 2017 at his home under the loving care of his family and North Woods Home Hospice. He was born in Munising on August 17, 1926 to the late Arthur Joseph and Stella (Barrows) Monette. Joe ...

Gilbert Ziegler

CHARLEVOIX, MI - Gilbert Ziegler, 79, of Charlevoix, Michigan passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Canton, Georgia surrounded by his family. Mr. Ziegler is survived by his twin daughters, Wendy (Kenneth) Bridle and Kelly Ziegler; and eight grandchildren: Matthew, Hunter, Conner, Emily, ...

Helen Elizabeth McGee

MARQUETTE / CHATHAM, MI - Helen Elizabeth McGee, age 93, of Marquette and formerly of Chatham, died Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee. She was born on May 12, 1924 in Chatham, Michigan as the 8th of ten children to John and Hilda (Jamback) Lintula. ...

James R. ‘Jim’ Kangas

L’ANSE, MI. - James R. “Jim” Kangas, age 81, of L’Anse, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at UP Health Systems Hospice Suite, Marquette. Jim was born in L’Anse, MI on January 3, 1936 The son of the late Waino and Anna (King) Kangas. Jim graduated from Baraga High School in 1954 and ...

Helga D. Turner

GWINN, MI - Helga D. Turner, 75, of Gwinn, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at her home. Helga was born on March 8, 1942 in Stuttgart, Germany to the late Karl and Anna (Stickel) Dietrich. She grew up in Stuttgart and moved to Southern California in 1968. She had resided in Gwinn for ...

Rosa Belle Jeffreys

ISHPEMING, MI - Rosa Belle Jeffreys, age 95, an Ishpeming resident since 2000, passed away Saturday July 29, 2017 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility where she had resided since 2006. Rosa is survived by 2 children: Opal (Joe) Giroux and Hollis (Willow) Jeffreys, 8 grandchildren, ...

Pastor Juan Nicolas Papaleo

MARQUETTE, MI - Pastor Juan Nicolas Papaleo, age 81, of Marquette, entered eternal life Thursday evening, July 27, 2017, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, in the loving, comforting care of his family. Born August 9, 1935, in Caguas, Puerto Rico, a son of Nicolas and Lucila (Betances) ...

Terry Thompson

ISHPEMING, MI - Terry Thompson, age 83, of 1110 9th St., Ishpeming passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at his home in Ishpeming. Terry had been under the loving care of his family and the U P Home Health and Hospice at the time of his death. Terry was born in Hokuchin, Korea ...

Ray Murto

GREEN BAY, WI - Raymond “Bud” Alfred Murto, 84, of Green Bay, went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 21, 2017, surrounded by his loving family, after succumbing to chronic heart disease. Raymond was born on June 21,1933, in Atlantic Mine, MI, to the late Alfred and Esther (Porkka) ...

Martin Dean Leist

PETOSKEY, MI - Martin Dean Leist passed away on July 24, 2017. Mark was preceded in death by his parents Burton Edward and Virginia May Leist, brother Burton Edward (surviving Priscilla) Leist, grand- parents Thomas and Lily Leist, and Cashmere and Olzie Kolinske. Mark is survived by his ...

Albert Heinz

GWINN, MI - Albert Heinz, 91, of Gwinn, formerly of Lombard, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice. Albert was born on May 28, 1926 in Burlington, ...

Pastor Juan Nicolas Papaleo

MARQUETTE, MI - Pastor Juan Nicolas Papaleo, age 81, of Marquette, entered eternal life Thursday evening, July 27, 2017, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, in the loving, comforting care of his family. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family. Private family services ...

Thelma I. Turpeinen

BARAGA, MI. - Thelma I. Turpeinen, age 93, of Baraga, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L’Anse. Mrs. Turpeinen’s complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reidfuneral servicechapel.com The Reid Funeral Service and ...

Randy Michael Vadnais

WETMORE, MI - Randy M. Vadnais, age 64, of Wetmore, son of Oren “Bacco” Cecil Vadnais and Evelyn Marie (Schumacher) Vadnais, was born on September 25, 1952 in Munising, Michigan. He departed this life on July 24, 2017 at his home in Wetmore, following a three-year illness. Randy ...

Edward (Ted) Bracher Waldo

ROCHESTER, MN - Edward (Ted) Bracher Waldo, 84, of Rochester, MN, died peacefully Wednesday, July 26th in Marquette, MI surrounded by family. He was born March 7, 1933, to Dorothy and Neil Waldo in Duluth, Minnesota. Ted grew up in Duluth and served in the Army from 1953 until 1955. He ...

Margaret G. Gobert

GWINN, MI - Margaret G. Gobert, 88, of W. Iron St., Gwinn, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, July 26, 2017 at UP Health System Marquette. Margaret was born September 4, 1928 in Princeton to John and Pauline (Romeli) Mai, graduated from Gwinn High School, Class of 1946 and was a ...