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Obituaries

Theodore Swanson

ISHPEMING, MI - Theodore “Ted” A. Swanson, age 87, of 745 Elliott Ave., Ishpeming resident, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019, at his home, while in the loving care of his daughters and U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Ted was born in Ishpeming, on January 14, 1932, son of the late ...

Roger Don Christian

CRYSTAL FALLS, MI - On Sunday, December 1st, 2019, Roger Don Christian, loving husband, father, and grandfather of Crystal Falls passed away at the age of 77. Roger was born on March 25th, 1942, to Albert and Eleanor Christian in Ishpeming, Michigan. He graduated from National Mine High ...

Ernest Paul Sackett

ENGADINE, MI - Ernest Paul Sackett, 80, of Engadine, died Monday morning, December 9, 2019, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family and the care of North Woods Hospice. Per request, cremation services were accorded. A gathering of family and friends will take place, Thursday, ...

Gerald D (Gerry) Swagart

MARQUETTE, MI - Gerald D (Gerry) Swagart, 93, son of George A and Hazel I. (Betzer) Swagart passed away peacefully on December 7, 2019, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, Michigan. A descendant of the Moore, McEwen, Betzer, Huber, and Swagart families, Gerry was born ...

John M. Caldwell

GLADSTONE, MI - John M. Caldwell, age 80, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home in Lombard, IL on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. John was born January 21, 1939, in Escanaba, MI, the son of Martin and Irene (Cassell) Caldwell. John graduated from Gwinn High School. He ...

Steven Harsila

NEGAUNEE, MI - Steven Howard Harsila, 60, of Carr St., Negaunee, passed away Sunday night, December 8, 2019 at UP Health System Bell. Steve was born June 5, 1959 in Ishpeming to Howard and June (Jordan) Harsila and graduated from Westwood High School, Class of 1977. Following graduation, he ...

Shirley Mae Behning

OSSINEKE/MUNISING, MI - Shirley Mae (Socia) Behning, age 92, of Munising and formerly of Ossineke, died November 29, 2019, at Munising Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness. Visitation will be on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at Eden Lutheran Church in Munising from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. ...

Keith E. Bond

MUNISING, MI - Keith E. Bond, age 89, of Munising, died early Monday morning, December 9, 2019 at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette following a brief illness. He was born on May 25, 1930 in Kalkaska, Michigan to Clarence and Addie (Barrow) Bond. At a young age, the family moved to ...

Richard J. ‘Pete’ Cherrette, Sr.

MARQUETTE, MI - Richard J. (Pete) Cherrette Sr., 86, of Marquette, passed away early Saturday morning, December 7, 2019 at his home. Richard, known to his friends and family as “Pete”, was born on September 23, 1933 in Marquette to the late James and Rose (Chaperone) Cherrette and was a ...

Bernice Dymond

ISHPEMING, MI - Bernice Dymond, age 88, of Ishpeming passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019, while in the loving care of her family and the Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice while at the home of her daughter Lynn’s in Humboldt. Bernice was born, in Ishpeming, on May 18, 1931, daughter ...

Sally Ann (Savola) Mullaly

MARQUETTE, MI - Sally Ann (Savola) Mullaly, age 71, of Marquette, and former Trenary resident, passed away Monday morning, December 9, 2019, at The Lighthouse at Ishpeming. Honoring Sally’s request, no services will be scheduled. Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is ...

Theodore Swanson

ISHPEMING, MI - Theodore Swanson, longtime Ishpeming resident, passed away on Monday December 9, 2019 at his home while in the loving care of his family and U.P. Home Health and Hospice. The Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home is assisting the family and will announce funeral arrangements forthcoming.

Christine C. Cannon

LITTLE LAKE, MI - Christine C. Cannon, 52, of Little Lake, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale Gwinn Funeral Home.

Stuart C. ‘Bert’ Ring

ISHPEMING, MI - Stuart C. “Bert” Ring, age 67, of 1120 Highland Circle #3, Ishpeming passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 5, 2019 of an apparent heart attack at his home. Stuart was born in Ishpeming on September 18, 1952 son of the late Helen C. (Larson) and Creighton F. Ring. He ...

Michele F. ‘Mickey’ Martinac

ISHPEMING, MI — Michele F. ”Mickey” Martinac, age 54, of 175 Cooper Lake Rd., Ishpeming passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at UP Health System Marquette while in the loving care of her family. Michele had fought a courageous 4 yearlong battle with multiple myeloma. Michele was ...

James M. ‘Jimmer’ Maki

ELY TWP., MI — James M. “Jimmer” Maki, Sr., age 70, of 2540 Co. Rd. 496 Ishpeming, (Ely Twp.), passed away Friday, December 6, 2019, at UP Health System Marquette surrounded by family. James was born in Marquette, on April 28, 1949, a son of the late Georgine Myrtle (Rolstone) and ...

Shirley Mae Behning

MUNISING, MI - Shirley Mae (Socia) Behning, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, and aunt passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 29, 2019 at Munising Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Shirley was born in Sault Ste. Marie, ...

Jon Bianchi

AUTRAIN TWP, MI - Jon Stuart Bianchi, 58, of AuTrain Township, passed away Sunday evening, December 1, 2019, at his home. Jon was born June 23, 1961, in Ishpeming, to John and ‘Sissie’ (Valente) Bianchi and graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of ’79. Following High School, he ...

Angeline Sundberg

NEGAUNEE, MI - Angeline Inez ‘Angie’ Sundberg, 96, of Negaunee, entered eternal life early Friday morning, December 6, 2019 at the Eastwood Nursing Center. Angie was born November 8, 1923 in Gwinn to Andrew and Johanna (Pedireva) Guizzetti, graduated from Negaunee St. Paul School, Class ...

Stuart C. ‘Burt’ Ring

ISHPEMING, MI - Stuart C. “Burt” Ring, age 67, of 1120 Highland Circle #3, Ishpeming passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 5, 2019 of an apparent heart attack at his home. The family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral ...