Obituaries

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 ...

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. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Canale-Tonella ...

Arlene Rydholm

MARQUETTE, MI - Arlene Yvonne Rydholm, 82, of Marquette, passed away Thursday morning, May 4, 2017 at her home in the presence of her loving family and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Arlene was born on August 27, 1934 in Ann Arbor to the late LeRoy and Ruth (Bennett) Scheetz. ...

Richard E. ‘Chick’ LaFave

GWINN, MI. - Richard Edward “Chick” LaFave, 88, of Gwinn, died Thursday, May 4, 2017 at UP Health System Marquette. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 4 p.m. in Grace Lutheran Church in Gwinn with Rev. Andrew Plocher officiating. Visitation will be held in the ...

David P. Mariin

RAPID RIVER, MI - David Paul Mariin, 64, of Rapid River, went to be with the Lord on May 2, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Hospital after suffering from heart-related issues. He was born April 10, 1953, and was the youngest child and beloved son of Allie and Hugo Mariin of Trenary, Michigan, and ...

Evelyn L. VanTassel

MARQUETTE - FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Evelyn L. VanTassel, age 98, of Marquette and Farmington Hills, died Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at St. John Providence Park Hospital, Novi. Evelyn was born September 13, 1918, in Fennville, Michigan, the daughter of George and Emily (Dornan) Loveridge. She ...

Marcie Berky

CHICAGO, IL - Marcie Berky 92, nee Dubinsky, died on May 4, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The daughter of Lena and Louis Dubinsky, Marcie was born and raised in Ishpeming, Michigan. She valued the ease and sense of community that only a small town can bring to family life. The relationships ...

Delmer E. Hall

IRONWOOD, MI. - Delmer E. Hall, 77, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at UP Health System - Marquette . The family is being cared for by the Fassbender Funeral Home, arrangements are pending at this time. Please visit www.fassbenderfuneralhome.com to express your condolences ...

Donald J. ‘Deke’ Roberts Jr.

MARQUETTE/ISHPE MING, MI — Donald J. “Deke” Roberts, Jr., age 62, longtime Ishpeming area resident and more recently of Marquette passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Donald was born November 6, 1954 in Ishpeming the son of the late Donald J. Sr. and Marion B. ...

Kenneth Charles Schellhase

MARQUETTE, MI — Kenneth Charles Schellhase, 76, passed away on May 2, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer in the care of his beloved wife, Dorothy Eleanor “Ellie” Schellhase and his stepdaughter, Kerry Johnson. He was assisted in his journey with compassion by Lake Superior ...

Mary Marjorie (Gaylord) Bell

GRAND MARAIS, MI — Mary Marjorie (Gaylord) Bell died peacefully in her home in Grand Marais Michigan on May 2, 2017 at the age of 103. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rupert Bell. Mary is survived by her five children; George Bell (Helen Picel), Dave Bell (Dianna Beach), ...

Ronald P. Blemberg

SUN CITY WEST, AZ — Ronald P. Blemberg, 86, of Sun City West, AZ died peacefully Saturday morning, April 29th, with his devoted wife at his side. Ron was born to John F. and Elizabeth (VanPaar) Blemberg in Marquette, Michigan, September 1, 1930, the youngest of his 15 siblings. He was a ...

Rosalie Delphine (Della) Meldrum

GRAND MARAIS, MI - “Well done, good and faithful servant. Go forth now, Christian soul, from this world into the loving embrace of your Creator.” Rosalie Delphine (Della) Meldrum, 96, entered eternal life on Sunday, April 30, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at D.J. Jacobetti Home ...

Leslie A. Proffitt

SKANDIA, MI - Born 1939, Les passed away at 77 years old on May 1, 2017. He lived the majority of his life in Skandia, Michigan. Les worked and retired from the Michigan Power Company. He enjoyed nature and working with his hands; which led him to meeting Anita Bougie and doing some craft ...

Donald J. ‘Deke’ Roberts, Jr.

MARQUETTE/ISHPEMING, MI – Donald J. “Deke” Roberts, Jr., age 62, longtime Ishpeming area resident and more recently of Marquette passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The family will greet relatives and friends from 10:00am – 11:00am on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Bjork ...

Mary L. McDowell

DUBUQUE, IA - Mary L. McDowell, age 84 former Ishpeming resident passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at ManorCare Health Services in Dubuque, Iowa. A graveside service will be held at the Ishpeming Cemetery on Friday May 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Mary’s obituary may be viewed at ...