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Obituaries

Margie Lou VanAlstine

MARQUETTE, MI – Margie Lou VanAlstine, 83, of Marquette, passed away holding her loving husband’s hand on Saturday May 16, 2020 at the Mill Creek Senior Living Community in Marquette. Born October 15, 1936 in Saginaw, Michigan to Carl and Jane Malzahn, Margie grew up in Saginaw and ...

Kevin Clement Rose

NAUBINWAY, MI - Former Naubinway resident, Kevin Clement Rose, 57, of Lockport, Illinois, died Thursday May 14, 2020 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Illinois. A Mass of Christian Burial will be scheduled at a later date at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Naubinway with Fr. Marty ...

Lorna J. McNeill

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP, MI - Lifelong resident, Lorna J. McNeill, 74, of Portage Township, died Wednesday morning May 20, 2020 at her residence in the presence of her loving daughter and son-in-law, Lucinda and Jon Perrin, and the care of North Woods Hospice. Per her request, cremation services ...

Cynthia Ann Reed

PARADISE, MI - Longtime Paradise resident, Cynthia Ann Reed, 66, died Sunday morning May 17, 2020 at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. A private family Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Paradise with Fr. Marty Flynn officiating. Rite of ...

Elaine C. Heaviland

MUNISING, MI - Elaine C. Heaviland, 85, of Munising and Marquette, passed away Wednesday morning, May 20, 2020 at Harbour View Assisted Living in Munising. Elaine was born on January 14, 1935 in Trenton, Michigan, a daughter of the late John Lewis and Zella Lucille (Pope) Higgins. She ...

Ronald J. Pihlainen

MARQUETTE, MI – Ronald Joseph Pihlainen, 66, formerly of Marquette, passed away peacefully May 7, 2020, while in the care of the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Ronald was born on September 19, 1953 to Uno and Dorothy (Hoff) Pihlainen of Deerton. He attended Deerton Elementary ...

Emeline “Emmy” M. Braun, (Lemire) Radtke

WESTON, WI - Emmy Radtke 78 of Weston, WI Passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 5, 2019 at the Aspirus Hospice House after a courageous 14 month battle with lung cancer. A celebration of life was held at the Everest Chapel at Brainard Funeral Home in Weston, WI on Saturday November ...

Michael “Mikey” LaHaye

LOS LUNAS, NM - Michael LaHaye, age 31, of Los Lunas, New Mexico, passed away on the early morning hours of March 3, 2020. He was at home surrounded by his mother, father, and sister. Visitation for Michael will be held in the Baraga Room at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Gwinn, on ...

Marjorie J. Hendra

MARQUETTE, MI - Marjorie J. Hendra, 75, of Marquette, passed away early Friday morning, May 22, 2020 at the Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services which will release a complete obituary notice later.

Margaret Ann Jeanson

MARQUETTE, MI - Margaret Ann Jeanson, age 82, of Marquette, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Mill Creek Assisted Living, in the loving, comforting care of her family, dear personal friend, and caregivers at Mill Creek. Born August 5, 1937, in Marquette, a daughter of Armas and Josephine ...

Elaine C. Heaviland

MUNISING, MI - Elaine C. Heaviland, 85, of Munising and Marquette, passed away Wednesday morning, May 20, 2020 at Harbour View Assisted Living in Munising. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services which will release a complete obituary ...

Edith L. (Koskelin) Thompson

MARQUETTE, MI - Edith L. (Koskelin) Thompson, 92, passed away peacefully at Norlite Nursing Center on Friday, May 15, 2020. Edith was born the daughter of Frank and Selma (Wiirtenen) Koskelin in Eagle River, WI on January 5, 1928. Edith was joined in marriage to Howard J. Thompson on ...

Allen H. Johnson

MARQUETTE, MI - Allen H. “Al” Johnson, age 80, of Marquette, entered eternal life Tuesday morning, May 19, 2020, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Born May 9, 1940, in Marquette, a son of Kenneth and Stella (Bertucci) Johnson, Al was a lifelong Marquette resident. Following his ...

John K. Spagnolo

MARQUETTE, MI - John K. Spagnolo, 55, of Richland and Marquette, passed away Wednesday May 13, 2020 at his residence in Marquette. John was born on February 20, 1965 in Albion, Michigan, one of four children born to William and Sandra (Adams) Spagnolo. He was raised in Battle Creek. ...

William H. ‘Butch’ Prisk

CHAMPION, MI - William H. “Butch” Prisk, age 76, longtime Champion resident, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. William was born in Toledo, Ohio on May 15, 1944, a son of the late Harry and Alice Prisk. William was a loving and ...

John McVannel Jr.

CHESTERFIELD, MI - John McVannel Jr. age 58 passed away May 15, 2020 at Henry Ford Hospital. John was born in Ishpeming, MI on July 17 1961 to the late Darlene McVannel (Grondin) and John McVannel. After graduating from Westwood HS in 1979 John then joined the US Air Force and served until ...

Anthony Maino

NEGAUNEE, MI - Anthony Peter ‘Tony’ Maino, 72, of Everett St., Negaunee, passed away Friday evening, May 15, 2020 at his home. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.

Karen R. Hamilla

MUNISING, MI - Karen R. Hamilla, age 80, of Munising, died peacefully on Saturday morning, May 16, 2020 with the morning sunshine on her face at Munising Memorial Hospital. Annette (Brebner) and Felix Boyak welcomed her into their world on New Year’s Day – 1940. Her childhood in Munising ...

Allen H. Johnson

MARQUETTE, MI - Allen H. “Al” Johnson, age 80, of Marquette, entered eternal life Tuesday morning, May 19, 2020, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family, where ...

William R. “Studge” Anderson

ISHPEMING, MI - William R. “Studge” Anderson, age 88, of 765 Park St. Ishpeming, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020, surrounded by his loving family at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. Bill had suffered a massive stroke this past Monday. Bill was born in Ishpeming on ...