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Obituaries

Kay Marie Gleason

CHELSEA, MI - Kay Marie Gleason formerly of Shelby Township and Ishpeming. Age 77, died Friday, August 9, 2019 at Chelsea Retirement Community. She was of Finnish ancestry, born May 3, 1942 in Ishpeming, Michigan, the daughter of Ero & Ellen (Strom) Luostari. Kay graduated from ...

Marion ‘Ruth’ Nykanen

MARQUETTE, MI - Marion “Ruth” Nykanen, age 91, current Mill Creek Senior Living Community resident and longtime Negaunee Twp. resident passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Mill Creek while under the loving care of her family, staff at Mill Creek and the U. P. Home Health and ...

Nancy (nee Sidbeck) Tahtinen

AUTRAIN, MI - Nancy (nee Sidbeck) Tahtinen, age 76, of AuTrain, died unexpectedly at her home on Friday afternoon, September 20, 2019. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home.

Mary Lou Rosseau

MUNISING, MI - Mary Lou Rousseau, age 89, of Munising, passed away peacefully at home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on January 10, 2019. The interment will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery at 10:00 AM on Friday, September 27, 2019. Family and friends are invited to the burial service and luncheon. ...

Gloria Esther (Shaw) Maki

SKANDIA, MI - Gloria Esther (Shaw) Maki, of Skandia, Michigan passed away peacefully on September 19, 2019 after several years of declining health. She was born June 14, 1938 in West Branch Township to Herbert and Laura Shaw, the middle of nine children. Growing up on the family farm, she ...

Kim Ann Schaefer

BIRCH RUN, MI - Kim Ann Schaefer, 57, of Birch Run, formerly Marquette, died Friday, September 13, 2019 as a result of a motorcycle accident. She was born October 21, 1961, in Marquette, a daughter of Frederick Schaefer and Patricia (Salani) Schaefer. She was a 1979 graduate of ...

Joseph G. Bebo

FOREST LAKE, MI - Joseph G. Bebo, age 83, of Forest Lake, Michigan passed away peacefully, surrounded by his daughters and loved ones on Wednesday, September, 18, 2019 at UP Health Systems – Marquette following a brief illness. Visitation will be on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the ...

Marion ‘Ruth’ Nykanen

MARQUETTE, MI - Marion “Ruth” Nykanen, age 91, current Mill Creek Senior Living Community resident and longtime Negaunee Twp. resident passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Mill Creek while under the loving care of her family, staff at Mill Creek and the U. P. Home Health and ...

Beverly Ann Gensheimer

STEPHENSON, MI - Beverly Ann Gensheimer, age 72, of Stephenson, and former Marquette resident, entered eternal life Wednesday morning, September 18, 2019, at Trillium Hospice House, in the loving, comforting care of her family and caregivers at Trillium House and Lake Superior Hospice. Born ...

Ruth Marion (Poll) Beaver

GRAND MARAIS, MI - Ruth Marion (Poll) Beaver, age 97, of Grand Marais, died on September 16, 2019. Ruth was born to Fred and Susan (Jannereth) Poll on June 20, 1922 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and grew up during the Great Depression. She graduated in 1940 from Wyoming High School where she ...

Roxanne Hackman

ISHPEMING, MI - Roxanne Hackman, age 64, longtime Elkhart, IN resident, passed away on Wednesday September 18, 2019 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility while in the loving care of her family and nursing home staff. Roxanne was born in Valdosta, GA on August 11, 1955, daughter to ...

Earl Ray Rowley, Jr

SHINGLETON MI - Earl Ray Rowley, Jr., age 57, of Shingleton, died unexpectedly in his sleep at his home on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Graveside services will be conducted by Pastor Jason LaFlamme at the Munising Township Cemetery in Wetmore on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. A ...

Nita J. Engle

MARQUETTE, MI - Nita J. Engle, age 93, of Marquette, renowned watercolor artist, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming. Born September 30, 1925, in Negaunee, the daughter of Charles and Sally (Sundeen) Engle, Nita was raised in ...

Jonathan R. Moore

GWINN, MI - Jonathan R. Moore, 56, of Gwinn, died peacefully, Friday evening, September 13, 2019, at his home, while under the care of Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 21st at 4:30 p.m. at Victory Lutheran Church in Gwinn with ...

Renee (Renfors) Brewster

MIDLAND, MI - Renee Ann Brewster, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at her home in Midland, Michigan. She is survived by her son, Jack K. Brewster; her siblings, Diane (Joe) Gelatko, Paula (Kenny) Renfors, and Ronnie (Kim) Renfors. She is also survived by her aunts, Kathy ...

Earl Ray Rowley, Jr.

SHINGLETON MI - Earl Ray Rowley, Jr., age 57, of Shingleton, died unexpectedly in his sleep at his home on Sunday, September 15, 2019. He was born on April 19, 1962 in Marquette, Michigan to Earl and Norma Jean (Nyman) Rowley, Sr. Earl grew up in Van Meer and during high school worked as a ...

Lawrence J. Whitcomb

LITTLE LAKE, MI — Lawrence “Larry” J. Whitcomb, 65, of Little Lake, passed away Saturday afternoon, September 14, 2019 at UP Health System-Marquette. Larry’s final moments were spent talking on the phone to a son who could not be there while his loving wife and other son were by his ...

June Nettleton

MUNISING, MI — June Nettleton, age 94, of Munising, died peacefully on Sunday afternoon, September 15, 2019. She was born in Munising on October 3, 1924, to Francis and Bertha (Ketchum) Morrison. June was raised in Seney and graduated as salutatorian from Grand Marais High School. During ...

Esther Olander

MARQUETTE, MI — Esther E. (Michelson) Olander, age 98, entered eternal life on Saturday, September 14th, at her home in the loving presence of her family. Born January 3rd, 1921 to Jean and Sam Michelson, Esther was born and raised in Marquette. She was valedictorian of her Graveraet High ...

Katherine Copley

GWINN, MI — Katherine B. ‘Honey’ Copley, 83, of N. Pine St., Gwinn, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, September 14, 2019 at her home under the loving care of her family and Lake Superior Hospice. Katherine was born September 8, 1936 in Ishpeming to Walter J. and Katherine R. ...