Obituaries

Darrell Blayne Hutchens

MARQUETTE, MI - Darrell Blayne Hutchens, age 94 of Marquette, entered eternal life July 17, 2019 at D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, where he resided for over three years. He was born November 23, 1924 in Princeton, Michigan to the late Werden and Ethel Spencer Hutchens. In 1927, when he ...

Walter Henry Hillier

YAKIMA, WA - Walter Henry Hillier, 70, born, Aug. 24th 1948, passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 21st, 2019. Walter was born and raised in Marquette, MI. He is the son of the late Raymond and Evelyn Hillier. Walter, along with his 13 siblings grew up in South Marquette. He enjoyed ...

Genevieve ‘Jenny’ E. Fetterhoff

TRENARY, MI - Genevieve “Jenny” E. Fetterhoff, age 91, of Trenary, died Monday, July 15, 2019 at UP Health Systems – Marquette following a brief illness. She was born in Sanborn Township, MI on January 20, 1928 to the late Albert and Cora (Watkins) Fetterhoff. Jenny grew up in ...

Dale Talus

NEGAUNEE, MI - Dale John Talus, 77, of Negaunee, passed away Monday afternoon, July 15, 2019, at his home. Dale was born April 3, 1942, in Richmond Township, to Otto and Lucille (Rock) Talus and graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of 1961. He married Barbara Maki in September of 1963 ...

Dorit Stilling

MARQUETTE, MI - Dorit Stilling, 81, of Marquette, died peacefully Thursday evening, July 18, 2019 at Mill Creek Assisted Living with her friends by her side and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home.

Ellen Elma Ingrid ‘Lil’ Rajala (Tamppari)

SPOKANE, WA - Ellen Elma Ingrid “Lil” Rajala (Tamppari) was born to George and Fannie Tamppari on February 12, 1926, in Ishpeming, Michigan. She died in Spokane, Washington on July 10, 2019 with family at her side. Lil graduated from Ishpeming High School in 1944. Upon graduation she ...

Ross Neil Nicholson

MARQUETTE, MI– The Reverend Doctor, Ross Neil Nicholson, age 86, of Marquette, entered eternal life on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Trillium Hospice House, in the loving, comforting care of his family and Trillium staff. The family will greet guests at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, ...

Dillon Lee Belden

GWINN - Dillon Lee Belden, 23, of Gwinn, died Thursday morning, July 18, 2019 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home.

Donald Robare

NEGAUNEE, MI - Donald George Robare, 92, of 649 Mitchell Ave., Negaunee, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, July 19, 2019 at his home in the care of his loving family and U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Donald was born June 15, 1927 to George and Audrey (Allen) Robare, attended ...

Jerry F. Moore and Jean Ann (Marketty) Moore

LAKELAND, FL - Jerry F. Moore, 83, passed away at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Lakeland, Florida on Monday, April 29, 2019. Jean Ann (Marketty) Moore, 80, passed away peacefully at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Lakeland, Florida on Thursday, May 2, 2019, with her daughters and ...

Dale Edward McCarthy

ELY TWP, MI - Dale Edward McCarthy, 71, Ely Twp. resident, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at his residence. Dale was born in Marquette, Michigan on November 30, 1947, a son of the late Marjorie (Brindel) and Thomas McCarthy. Dale served in the U.S. Army as a PVT during the Vietnam ...

Vernice “Vernie” Therasa Adeline Coolman

MARQUETTE, MI - Vernice “Vernie” Therasa Adeline Coolman, 102, Marquette, passed away peacefully with her children by her side on Tuesday July 16, 2019 at Norlite Nursing Center.Born on November 18, 1916 near Frontier, MI in Woodbridge Township, she was the fifth of eight children born to ...

Donald Robare

NEGAUNEE, MI - Donald George Robare, 92, of 649 Mitchell Ave., Negaunee, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, July 19, 2019 at his home in the care of his loving family and U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.

Wayne F. Schroeder

NEWBERRY, MI - Longtime Naubinway resident, Wayne F. Schroeder, 78, died Tuesday morning July 16, 2019 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry. Friends may call at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Engadine on Monday July 22, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Graveside services will follow at ...

Daniel W. Redmond

SHELTER BAY, MI - Daniel W. Redmond, age 71, of Shelter Bay, died unexpectedly at his home at Thursday afternoon, July 18, 2019. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home. bowermanfuneral home.net

Herman Franklin Schopper

GWINN, MI - Herman Franklin Schopper, age 86, of Gwinn, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in the loving care of his family and caregivers of Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. He was born to William and Violet (Vezina) Schopper of Cass Lake, ...

Elizabeth Cain

GREEN VALLEY, AZ - Elizabeth Cain, age 92, of Green Valley, AZ and Negaunee, MI, passed away peacefully at Santa Rita Nursing Center under the care of staff, Hospice Family Care, and her son. She had been a patient for the past year and half. Liz was born June 21, 1927, in Ishpeming, Michigan ...

Carol J. Brangar

ISHPEMING TOWNSHIP, MI - Carol J. Brangar, age 69, passed away on July 14, 2019 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility where she had been a resident since May 2017. Carol was born October 9, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of the late Richard and Verna (Moilanen) Pietila. She ...

Christian ‘Chris’ Koch

MARQUETTE, MI - Christian “Chris” Koch, of Marquette entered eternal life on October 6, 2018, in the care of the staff at The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health and Rehabilitation Center. Chris was born on November 22, 1966, in Iowa City, Iowa. He attended school in Marquette after the family ...

Mary P. Miron

NEGAUNEE, MI - Mary P. Miron, age 71, of Negaunee passed away at her home on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Mary was born on March 14, 1948, in Appleton, WI to the late John and Margaret (Babino) Fiers Sr. She was a high school graduate and had worked for K-Mart. She enjoyed scuba diving and ...