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Obituaries

Bernice P. McNabb

MEHL LAKE, GWINN, MI - Bernice P. McNabb, age 93, of Mehl Lake, died on January 24th, at Trillium House in the loving care of her family and U.P. Home Health Care and Hospice. Born May 3, 1926, in Ishpeming, daughter of the late Edner and Alma (Tuomela) Pelto, she was a graduate of Ishpeming ...

Randal A. Tuttle

GWINN, MI - Randal A. Tuttle, age 63, of 395 N. Jory Dr. Gwinn, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at his home in Gwinn. Randy was born in Green Bay, WI on February 5, 1956, a son of the late Shirley (Ness) and James Tuttle. Randy grew up in Suamico, WI and was a graduate of Bay Port ...

Deacon Warren K. Vonck

MARQUETTE, MI - Deacon Warren K. Vonck, 58, of Marquette, passed away Saturday evening, January 25, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. Visitation will take place on Friday, January 31st at St Louis the King Catholic ...

Amber Lyn LaMere

NEGAUNEE, MI - Amber Lyn LaMere, age 35, of 118 E. Clark St. Negaunee, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI where she had been airlifted to a day prior. A Celebration of Amber’s Life will be held at the Bjork & Zhulkie ...

Ronald George Bullock

MARQUETTE, MI - Ronald George Bullock, age 90, of Marquette, entered eternal life Friday, January 24, 2020, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. A complete obituary and arrangements for services will be forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to UPAWS (Upper Peninsula ...

Dion Brown

GWINN, MI - Dion Brown, 37, of Gwinn, passed away unexpectedly due to a medical event at the Gwinn High School on Wednesday evening, January 22, 2020. A celebration of Dion’s life will take place at the Gwinn High School in the near future and will be announced. In lieu of flowers, an ...

Frank A. Heinonen

MARQUETTE, MI - Frank Armas Heinonen, 85, died peacefully Wednesday evening, January 22, 2020, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Honoring Frank’s wishes, there will be no services. Interment will take place in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Chatham. The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is ...

Jack Deacon

GWINN, MI - Jack Deacon of Trenary, formerly of Escanaba passed away Friday, January 24, 2020. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Anderson Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone and online condolences can be sent to the Deacon family at ...

Cecile Davis

CHATHAM, MI - Cecile Y. Davis, 69, of Chatham, passed away Friday afternoon, January 24, 2020, at Medilodge of Munising. The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the Davis family and will release a complete obituary notice later.

Earl B. ‘Peanuts’ Champion Pleau

NEGAUNEE, MI - Earl B. Champion Pleau, 80, of Croix St., Negaunee, went to be with the Lord, Monday evening, January 20, 2020, at his home in the presence of his loving family. Earl was born, March 24, 1939, in Ishpeming to the late Raymond & Mary Louise (Halverson) Champion and ...

Sally G. Luft

MARQUETTE, MI - Sally G. Luft, 79, of Marquette, died peacefully Friday morning, January 24, 2020, at Brookridge Assisted Living, surrounded by family and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. Sally was born on May 6, 1940, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, one of three children born to the ...

Ruby Elizabeth Helen Redmond

MARQUETTE, MI – Ruby Elizabeth Helen Redmond, three-month old infant daughter of Ryan and Amanda (Kline) Redmond, entered eternal life January 22, 2020, at home. Ruby was born October 5, 2019 in Marquette. Ruby is survived by her loving parents, Ryan and Amanda; a sister, Lucille Redmond; ...

Betty Jane Marie Pelkie

MARQUETTE, MI – Betty Jane Marie Pelkie, age 86, formerly of Marquette, entered eternal life Wednesday, January 22, 2020, in Lakeville, Minnesota. A full obituary will be forthcoming. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Presbytery Point Camp (business office: 819 1st Avenue ...

David Block

GREEN BAY, WI - David John Block, 56, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, formerly of Marquette, died Wednesday morning, January 22, 2020, at his residence. David was born on September 29, 1963, in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, to Rudy and Gloria (Nowaczyk) Block. In his free time, David enjoyed tending ...

Francis Rose

NEGAUNEE, MI - Francis William Rose, 93, longtime Negaunee resident, passed away Friday morning, January 24, 2020, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.

Michael S. Johnson

GWINN, MI - Michael S. Johnson, age 58, of Gwinn, MI, formerly of Rock, MI, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Gwinn. He was born June 12, 1961 in Escanaba, MI, the son of Paul and Judith (Halmeoja) Johnson. Mike graduated from Mid Peninsula High School in 1979 and went on to attend ...

Gary Kangas

RICHMOND TOWNSHIP, MI - Gary M. Kangas, 58, of Old M-35, Richmond Township, passed away Tuesday evening, January 21, 2020, at his home. Gary was born September 19, 1961, in Ishpeming, to Marvin and Doris (Maki) Kangas, graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of 1979, and was a lifelong ...

Frank A. Heinonen

MARQUETTE, MI - Frank Armas Heinonen, 85, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, died peacefully Wednesday evening, January 22, 2020, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Honoring Frank’s wishes, there will be no services. Interment will take place in the Pine Grove Cemetery in ...

Sally G. Luft

MARQUETTE, MI - Sally G. Luft, 79, of Marquette, died peacefully Friday morning, January 24, 2020 at Brookridge Assisted Living, surrounded by family and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home.

Rollin Johnson

NEGAUNEE, MI - Rollin George ‘Ruffy’ Johnson, 85, of Prince St., Negaunee, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, January 21, 2020, at Eastwood Nursing Center. Ruffy was born April 8, 1934, in Negaunee, to Carl and Anna (Matta) Johnson and graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of ...