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Obituaries

Joseph Raymond Borro

WATERFORD, MI - Borro, Joseph Raymond III, age 66, of Waterford, MI formerly of Marquette, MI. Joe passed away peacefully with his daughter, Leslie and her fiance, Robert by his side, at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, MI, from a fast growing lung cancer on November 13, ...

Leonard A. Blondeau

GWINN, MI - Leonard A. Blondeau, age 94, of Gwinn, entered eternal life Thursday, November 26, 2020, at UP Health System - Marquette. Len was always proud of saying he was born “in the woods of Skandia Township” where his father operated a sawmill. Born July 6, 1926, a son of Peter and ...

William Edward Kyes

WAUSAU, WI - William Edward Kyes, 87, Wausau, WI, died Friday, November 27, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. William was born March 8, 1933, in Lansing, MI, to the late Elmer and Merle (Steede) Kyes. Following his ...

Clarence A. “Clay” Deschane

BIG BAY, MI - Clarence Albert “Clay” Deschane, age 90, of Big Bay, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020. Clay was born September 17, 1930, in Brainerd, Minnesota, a son of Clarence and Doris B. (Cain) Deschane, and was raised in Brainerd. He entered the US Army at age 17, serving for ...

Katherine “Kat” Liuha

NEGAUNEE, MI - Katherine Marie ‘Kat’ Liuha, 59, of Croix St., Negaunee, passed away Monday morning, November 30, 2020. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.

Peter L. Plummer, Jr.

HICKORY CORNERS, MI - Peter L. Plummer, Jr., 71, of Hickory Corners, MI., formerly of Marquette, died November 30, 2020. Funeral services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. www.farleyestes dowdle.com.

William Robert McCoy

L’ANSE, MI - William Robert McCoy, age 79, of L’Anse, MI, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital. He was born July 23, 1941, in Ishpeming, MI, son of Arthur and Sarah (Tapani) McCoy. Bill graduated from Ishpeming High School in 1959. He served in the ...

Peter Joseph Andriacchi

MADISON, WI - Peter Joseph Andriacchi, 74, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at the veterans hospital in Madison, WI, where he was in hospice care. Pete was born to the late Bruno and Elaine (Hetzel) Andriacchi and was raised in Marquette, Michigan. He graduated from Bishop Baraga High ...

Carol A. Manninen

MARQUETTE, MI - Carol A. Manninen, age 75, entered eternal life Friday evening, November 27, 2020, at home in the loving care of her family and U.P. Home Health and Hospice staff. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. Arrangements will be announced by Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral ...

Doris Marie (Bordeleau) Miron

L’ANSE, MI - Doris Marie (Bordeleau) Miron, died on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, as a result of contracting Covid-19. She had been a resident of Bayside Village in L’Anse, Michigan since March, 2018. Doris was born on April 29, 1921, to Nelson and Mary (Evancheck) Bordeleau in Walsh, ...

David Lee Erickson

MARQUETTE, MI - David Lee Erickson, age 69, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020, at Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming, following a lifelong battle with M.S. Born January 21, 1951, in Marquette, a son of Harold and Frances (Chubb) Erickson, David was raised in Marquette and ...

Mildred E. Perry

NEGAUNEE, MI - Mildred E. (Gravedoni) Perry, 87, of Maple St., Negaunee, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, November 26, 2020, at her home with her loving family at her side and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. Mildred was born September 29, 1933, in Princeton, to ...

Marilyn Bryn Johnson

ISHPEMING / MOUNT PLEASANT, MI - Marilyn Bryn Johnson, age 87, longtime Ishpeming resident passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at Woodland Hospice House in Mount Pleasant. Marilyn was born in Champion, Michigan, on February 28, 1933, a daughter of the late Rudolph and Jennie (Oie) ...

Ruth Inez Shields

HEMLOCK, MI - Ruth Inez Shields, 90 years of age, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020, at her home. The daughter of the late Sarah (Olson) and Henry Henriksen, was born October 8, 1930, in Munising, Michigan. She married John J. Shields, September 2, 1950. Her husband of 70 years ...

Donald Lewis Soldenski

GRAND MARAIS, MI - Donald Lewis Soldenski, age 91, of Grand Marais and formerly of Warren, MI, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, under the loving care of his family. He was born on August 28, 1929, to the late Felix and Marion (Kotkowski) Soldenski in Hamtramck, MI. ...

Jason L. Des Parois

MARQUETTE, MI - Jason Lee Des Parois, loving son, brother, and uncle, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at age 44. Jason was born on June 7, 1976, in Trenton, Michigan, to Larry and Julie (Paquette) Des Parois. He grew up in Marquette, Michigan where he graduated from ...

Leonard A. Blondeau

GWINN, MI - Leonard A. Blondeau, age 94, of Gwinn, entered eternal life Thursday, November 26, 2020, at UP Health System - Marquette. Graveside services, with veterans honors, will be held at the Forsyth Township Cemetery in Gwinn in the spring of 2021 and will be announced. In lieu of ...

Richard Robert Rochefort

DELAVAN, MN - Richard Robert Rochefort, Sr., age 81, of Delavan, Minnesota, died on Monday, November 23, 2020 at his home, surrounded by family. Richard was born on May 3, 1939 in Fayette, Michigan to Aimee and Mabel (Robere) Rochefort. He married Bonnetta “Bonnie” Boynton and together ...

Miloh “Mike” Crawford

GWINN, MI - Miloh “Mike” Crawford, 66, of Gwinn, passed away Wednesday evening, November 25, 2020, at U.P. Health System-Marquette, from an apparent heart attack. Mike was born on January 1, 1954, in Coldwater, Michigan, a son of the late Bob and Gertrude (Hacker) Crawford. He was a 1975 ...

Jeanneane Adamini

Jeanneane (Nason) Adamini

MARQUETTE, MI - Jeanneane (Nason) Adamini 91, joined her beloved husband, Ray, in heaven early Monday morning, November 23, 2020. She died peacefully at her home in the care of her loving family. Jeanneane was born on March 2, 1929, in Marquette, to the late James Blaine and Marie (Hill) ...