Obituaries

Domenica L. Russo

NEGAUNEE, MI - Domenica Louise ‘Minnie’ Russo, 95, of Main St., Negaunee, entered eternal life Sunday evening, March 26, 2017 at the Teal Lake Senior Living Community with her loving family at her side and under the care of UP Home Health and Hospice. Minnie was born May 8, 1921 in ...

William Conley

GWINN, MI - William B. Conley, 72, of Gwinn, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, March 25, 2017 at his residence. Bill was born on June 10, 1944 in Rogers City, Michigan to the late William L. and Clara (Reiger) Conley. He spent a career spanning 23 years with the U.S. Air Force, retiring ...

Ruth C. Rosin

MARQUETTE, MI - Ruth C. Rosin, 87, of Marquette, passed away Thursday morning, March 23, 2017 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming with her family at her side and under the care of UP Home Health and Hospice. Ruth was born on September 19, 1929 in Marquette to the late ...

John J. Leonard

SANTA CRUZ, CA — John J. Leonard died on March 20th in Santa Cruz, California, of natural causes at the age of 91. John was born in Marquette, Michigan, on August 8, 1925, and grew up on W. Michigan Street with his parents Joseph and Edna. His sisters, Alma Ann Leonard and Rosemary ...

Tim M. Monroe

MUNISING, MI — Tim M. Monroe, age 55, of Munising, died Sunday, March 26, 2017 at his home under the loving care of his family and North Woods Home Hospice, following a lengthy illness. He was born on August 3, 1961 in Munising to Joe and Ruth (McClary) Monroe. Tim graduated from William ...

Kody Wayne Lenon

MARQUETTE, MI - Kody Wayne Lenon, age 27, of Marquette, passed from this life on Thursday, March 23, 2017, as the result of a motorcycle accident. Born November 28, 1989, in Lansing, a son of David Wayne and Diana Marie (Kruger) Lenon, Kody was raised in Grand Ledge. Early on, he developed a ...

Sinikka “Cindy” Niemi

EBEN JUNCTION, MI. - Sinikka “Cindy” Niemi, age 82, of Eben Junction, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility in Manistique. She was born on November 1, 1934 in Eben Junction to Andrew and Marie “Mary” (Myllyla) Salmi. Cindy was a lifelong ...

James P. Meyers

ISHPEMING, MI - James P. Meyers, age 86 of 772 Duncan Ave. Ishpeming passed away Saturday March 25, 2017 at his home while in the loving care of his family and UP Home Health & Hospice. James was born January 27, 1931 in Monroe, MI to Charles & Elizabeth (McMillan) Meyers. Jim ...

Frederick B. “Burt” Toy

ISHPEMING, MI – Frederick Burton “Burt” Toy, age 87, former Ishpeming and National Mine resident, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Mill Creek Memory Care in Marquette, while under the loving care of the Mill Creek staff, and the U. P. Home Health and Hospice. Burt was born July ...

Lori L. (Eddy, Koski) Trudell

ISHPEMING, MI - Lori L. (Eddy, Koski) Trudell, age 53 of 241 Angeline St. Ishpeming passed away Saturday March 25, 2017 at her home while in the loving care of her family and Lake Superior Hospice. Lori was born March 14, 1964 in Herkimer, NY to Jean M. (Lawer) and the late George Eddy. Lori ...

Orval “Oakie” Lindeman

GWINN, MI — Orval O. “Oakie” Lindeman, 69, of Gwinn, died Wednesday morning, March 22, 2017 at UP Health System- Marquette. Oakie was born on August 3, 1947 in Stronach, Michigan to the late Leonard and Mildred (Leavitt) Lindeman. He was a 1965 graduate of Manistee High ...

Paul W. Iery

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI — Paul Wilbert Iery, age 93, of Marquette Township, entered eternal life Saturday morning, March 25, 2017, at his home, in the loving, comforting care of his family. The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family and will announce arrangements. Condolences may be ...

William B. Conley

GWINN, MI — William B. Conley, 72, of Gwinn, passed away unexpectedly early Saturday morning at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale Gwinn Funeral Home.

Christina C. Antilla Depkon

PARK RIDGE, IL. - Christina Cynthia Antilla Depkon was born on November 19, 1963 and passed away on March 22, 2017 after a sudden illness. “A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance” (Ecclesiastes 3:4). With her beautiful smile, outgoing personality, and ...

Thelma Corinne Carlson

TRENARY, MI - Thelma Corinne Carlson, age 86, of Trenary, was taken to her eternal home on Thursday evening, March 23, 2017 at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. She was born on May 8, 1930 to the late Carl and Kathleen (Kaiser) Holmquist of Trenary, Michigan. Thelma ...

June Shelly Downing

GWINN, MI - June Shelly Downing, 89, of Gwinn, died peacefully, Saturday evening, March 18, 2017, at her home in the presence of her family and under the care of U.P. Home Health & Hospice. June was born on June 6, 1927 in Minersville, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late William ...

Robert J. Johnson Sr.

ISHPEMING, MI. - Robert J. Johnson, Sr., age 92 of 113 Co. Rd. GMA Ishpeming passed away Friday March 24, 2017 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility where he has resided since February. Robert was born June 23, 1924 in Escanaba, MI to Evald & Myrtle (Rich) Johnson. He served his ...

Dr. Thomas G. “Tom” Cook

BIG RAPIDS, MI - Dr. Thomas G. “Tom” Cook, 83, of Big Rapids, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017. He was born March 11, 1934 in Negaunee, MI, the son of Walter and Mildred C. (Davey) Cook. Tom earned his bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan, his Masters and PhD degrees from ...

Mervin Jay “M.J.” Pike

NEWBERRY, MI. - Lifelong Newberry resident, Mervin Jay “M.J.” Pike, 71, died Sunday morning March 19, 2017 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital. Per his request, cremation services were accorded. A gathering of family and friends celebrating the life of M.J. will take place Thursday April 6, ...

Sinikka Niemi

EBEN JUNCTION, MI. - Sinikka Niemi, age 82, of Eben Junction, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility in Manistique. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home in Munising and may be found at www.bowermanfuneralhome.net.