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Obituaries

Dawn M. Dupras

MARQUETTE, MI - Dawn M. Dupras, 65, of Marquette, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 11, 2021, at her home. Dawn was born on April 5, 1955, in Marquette, to Frank J. and Margaret M. (Blair) Dupras. She was a 1973 graduate of Marquette Senior High School and was a life-long area ...

Jean Ann Hill

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI - Jean Ann (Mrs. Melvin) Hill, age 80, of Chocolay Township, entered eternal life Wednesday, January 13, 2021, in Ocala, Florida. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. Services will be held in Marquette in the spring and will be announced. Fassbender Swanson ...

Bruce Stanton Turner

MARQUETTE, MI - Bruce Stanton Turner, age 82, of Marquette, fell asleep in death, on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at UP Health System - Marquette. Born February 7, 1938, in Sturgis, Michigan, a son of Myron Jacob “Bud” and Thelma Margaret (Steffee) Turner, Bruce was raised in Sturgis from ...

Paul Bluekamp

ISHPEMING, MI - Paul Bluekamp, 89, of Ishpeming, entered his eternal heavenly home, on January 7, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. Paul was born in Holland, Michigan, on January 14, 1931, to the late Albert and Ella (Klassen) Bluekamp. Paul graduated from Holland Christian High ...

Louis W. “Louie” Marcotte

ISHPEMING, MI - Louis W. “Louie” Marcotte, age 91, of 240 Aspen Dr., Ishpeming, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021, at his home, while under the loving care of his family and U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Louis was born in Milwaukee, WI, on June 4, 1929, a son of the late Agnes ...

Viola Marie “Vi” Liubakka

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI - Viola Marie “Vi” Liubakka, age 83, of Marquette Township, entered eternal life Thursday morning, January 14, 2021, at UP Health System - Marquette, in the loving, comforting care of her family. Born, November 11, 1937, in Negaunee, the fourth of ten children born ...

Barry Paul Johnson

MARQUETTE, MI - Barry Paul Johnson, 78, a long-time resident of the Marquette area, passed away on December 24, 2020, after a four-year battle with cancer. Barry was born in Marquette on January 16, 1942 and was a 1960 graduate of Marquette Senior High School. He attended and graduated from ...

Constance F. Johnson

NEGAUNEE, MI - Constance Fay ‘Connie’ Johnson, 95, of Negaunee, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, January 14, 2021, at the Eastwood Nursing Center. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.

Hayden J. “Rex” Dunn

ISHPEMING, MI - Hayden J. “Rex” Dunn, age 74, lifelong Ishpeming resident, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at UP Health System Marquette while in the loving care of his family, and hospital staff. Rex was born in Munising, MI on April 29, 1946, son of the late Hayden Dunn Sr. ...

John S. “Jack” Leadbetter

MARQUETTE, MI - Deacon John S. “Jack” Leadbetter, 80, of Marquette, passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, January 11, 2021, at his residence. The Leadbetter family will greet relatives and friends on Monday, January 25th, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., in St. Peter Cathedral, where a Mass ...

Byron Williams

NEGAUNEE, MI - Byron W. Williams, 83, formerly of Rock St., Negaunee, passed away Friday afternoon, January 8, 2021, at Eastwood Nursing Center. Byron was born November 20, 1937, in Negaunee and was raised by William and Pearl Brailey. He attended Negaunee schools and was a lifelong area ...

Judith M. Marchany

GWINN, MI - Judith M. Marchany, 77, of Gwinn, passed away Friday evening, January 8, 2021 at U.P. Health System- Marquette. She was born March 21, 1943, in Gwinn, a daughter of Elzie and Doris (Vallier) Hutchens. She was a 1961 graduate of Gwinn High School. On June 12, 1965, she married ...

Richard C. Peterson

RAPID RIVER, MI - Richard C. Peterson, age 89, of Rapid River, passed away peacefully at home, on January 13, 2021. Richard was born August 23, 1931, in Escanaba, the son of Charles and Gertrude (Olson) Peterson. He grew up in Stonington and attended Rapid River High School. Richard was ...

Nancy R. Milkey

ISHPEMING, MI - Nancy R. Milkey, age 80, of 342 Marquette St., passed away on January 13th, at her home, surrounded by her family and her loving husband while under the care of UP Home Health and Hospice. The Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home is assisting the family, a full obituary will be ...

Viola Marie Liubakka

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI - Viola Marie Liubakka, age 83, of Marquette Township, entered eternal life Thursday morning, January 14, 2021, at UP Health System - Marquette, in the loving, comforting care of her family. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral ...

Toni Jo Terzaghi

MICHIGAMME, MI - Toni Jo Terzaghi, age 59, of 173 Tan Road Michigamme, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021, while in the loving care of her family and the Upper Peninsula Home Health and Hospice. Toni was born in Sault Ste. Marie, MI on May 1, 1961, a daughter of the late Theresa ...

Ann Monica Hosang

LAKE LINDEN, MI - Ann Monica Hosang, age 77, of Lake Linden, passed away at Portage Health System, on January 4, 2021. She was born in Hubbell, on June 15, 1943, a daughter of Lawrence & Monica Hosang. After graduating from St. Joseph Convent School in Milwaukee, WI, she earned her ...

James Lyle Anderson

CARSON CITY, NV - September 18th, 1949 - January 11th, 2021. James Lyle Anderson, a Carson City, Nevada resident, from July 7th, 2007, till time of death, formerly from Negaunee Michigan. Upon leaving Michigan in 1985, he resided in South Lake Tahoe, California. He worked for Kens Tire ...

Sharon A. Bodenus

LITTLE LAKE, MI - Sharon A. Bodenus, 64, of Little Lake, passed away on her birthday January 10, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born January 10, 1957, in MarqLITTLE LAKE, MI - Sharon A. Bodenus, 64, of Little Lake, passed away on her birthday January 10, 2021, at her ...

Steven Peter Arseneault

ISHPEMING, MI - Steven Peter Arseneault, age 60, of Lowmoor Lake, Ely Township, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, January 6th, 2021, in National Mine, while under the care of Kathy Jo Lampi, good friend, Peter Hansen and Upper Peninsula Home Health & Hospice. Steve was born in Ishpeming, ...