Obituaries

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 ...

Richard (Dick) Dobson

MURRIETA, CA - Richard (Dick) Dobson passed away at the age of 90 in Murrieta, CA on April 21, 2017. He was born September 5, 1926 in Marquette, MI to Norman and Geraldine Dobson. Dick was a World War 2 veteran, serving with distinction from 1944 until 1946 in the South Pacific combat area, ...

Brian G. Tomlinson

ISHPEMING, MI – Brian G. Tomlinson, age 65 of 325 Lawrence Ave. Ishpeming Twp. passed away on Friday May 5, 2017 at his home while under the loving care of his wife Leslie and the Upper Peninsula Home Health and Hospice. Brian was born May 1, 1952 in Munich, Germany the son of the late ...

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. A private celebration of Marian’s life will be held at a later date. Marian’s complete obituary will appear ...

Norman James Koval

MARQUETTE, MI - Norman James Koval “Jeff”, 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. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home will announce arrangements. Condolences may be ...

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. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home and may be found at bowermanfuneralhome.net

Richard E. ‘Chic’ LaFave

GWINN, MI - Richard E. “Chic” LaFave was born September 7, 1928 in Little Lake, Michigan to Ernest and Gladys (Lamirand) LaFave. He attended grade schools in various towns throughout the Upper Peninsula while his father worked as a lumberjack. In 1941, his family moved to Maple Street in ...

Jeanne Andrews

MARQUETTE, MI - Jeanne Andrews 68, passed away Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at UP Health System - Marquette. Arrangements are under the direction of the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home. Please visit www.swansonlundquistfuneralhome.com to express your condolences online.

James G. ‘Bruce’ Campeau

SKANDIA, MI - James G. “Bruce” Campeau, 76, of Skandia, died Tuesday morning, May 2, 2017 at UP Health System Marquette. He was born June 16, 1940 in Laurium, Michigan, a son of the late Clarence N. and Elma J. (Erkkila) Campeau and was a 1957 graduate of Lake Linden High ...

Marilyn Ann Dorsey

ELGIN, IL - Marilyn Ann Dorsey, age 83 passed away on April 22, 2017. Marilyn was born in Ishpeming, MI., on April 15, 1934 to Lloyd and Mildred (Carlson) Stone. She graduated from the Ishpeming High School with the class of ‘52, and attended most of their reunions. Loving mother of ...