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Obituaries

Donald L. Kero

NEGAUNEE, MI - Donald L. Kero, age 89 longtime Negaunee resident passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Oakridge Gardens Nursing Center in Menasha, WI. Don was born March 21, 1928 in Negaunee to Matt and Jennie (Miller) Kero. He graduated from Negaunee High School, class of 1945 and ...

Lawrence ‘Larry’ Sweitzer

GLADSTONE, MI - Lawrence “Larry” Sweitzer, age 60, of Gladstone, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Larry was born August 18, 1957 in Dearborn, MI., the son of Robert and Gerda (Johnson) Sweitzer. Larry married Patricia Lane on October 17, 1988 in ...

Lillian Martha Anttila

LIMESTONE, MI - Lillian Martha Anttila, age 93, of Limestone, died late Monday morning, January 29, 2018 at the Tendercare Health Center in Munising. She was born on May 8, 1924 in Gwinn, Michigan, one of eight children to Finnish immigrants Isaac and Kustava (Hakkola) Laakso. Lillian grew ...

Joseph Stanley Levandoski Jr.

MARQUETTE, MI - Joseph Stanley Levandoski, Jr., age 83, of Marquette, entered eternal life on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, in the loving care of his family. Born April 10, 1934, in Gwinn, Michigan to Joseph and Josephine (Tousignant) Levandoski. Joe ...

Raymond Pajula

MARQUETTE, MI – “The greatest good a man can do is to cultivate himself in order that he may be of greater use to humanity”. Marshall Field A man who exemplifies these words was Raymond Pajula of Marquette and longtime Ishpeming resident and business owner. Ray passed away on January ...

Marian Louise (Wallenstein) Maki

MARQUETTE, MI - Marian Louise Maki, age 85, of Marquette, entered eternal life Sunday, January 28, 2018, at the Norlite Nursing Center, in the loving care of her family and caregivers of Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice. Born April 18, 1932, in Marquette, a daughter of Gunnard and Hazel ...

Teresa Rae Pellonpaa

MARQUETTE, MI - Teresa Rae Pellonpaa, age 51, of Marquette, entered eternal life Friday morning, January 26, 2018, at UP Health System-Marquette. Born April 20, 1966, in Marquette, a daughter of Terrance and Darlene (Hanson) Greenleaf, Teresa was raised in Harvey and graduated from Marquette ...

Michael Alan Rouffa

WEST BRANCH TOWNSHIP, MI - Michael Alan Rouffa, age 68, of West Branch Township, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at his home, in the loving, comforting care of his wife. Born July 8, 1949, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, a son of Albert and Bertha (Bluestein) Rouffa, Mike attended ...

Clyde A. Wills

OSHKOSH, WI - ­Clyde Arthur Wills, of Oshkosh, Wis., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at Evergreen in Oshkosh.  He was 95. Clyde is survived by his loving wife of 75 years, Helen Wills; his children, Thomas Wills (Carol) of Tucson, Ariz., James Wills of Oshkosh, David ...

Amy Lynn Benson

MUNISING, MI - Amy Lynn Benson, age 32, of Muskegon and formerly of Munising, died unexpectedly at her home on January 15, 2018. Visiting time with family and friends will be held at the Bowerman Funeral Home in Munising on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. ...

Carrie Clifford

SUTTONS BAY, MI - Carrie Elizabeth Clifford, 56, of Suttons Bay, MI passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Munson Medical Center after a brief illness. Carrie was born June 6, 1961 to Loren Clifford and Nancy Clifford in Torrance, CA. She attended Mount Pleasant High School and moved to ...

Peggy H. LaBeau

ISHPEMING, MI - Peggy H. LaBeau, age 90, passed away peacefully from this earth on January 24, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility while in the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice, to join her beloved husband, George LaBeau Sr. in their heavenly home. She was born in Fort ...

Keith J. Steinhoff

AuTRAIN, MI - Keith J. Steinhoff, age 73, of AuTrain, died Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Munising Memorial Hospital. He was born on December 24, 1944 to the late Arnold “Skeeter” and Alice (Berube) Steinhoff, and was a lifelong Alger County resident. Keith graduated from William G. ...

Joanne Marcella Mingay

MARQUETTE, MI — Lifelong Marquette resident, Joanne Marcella Mingay, age 61, entered eternal life Thursday morning, January 25, 2018, at her home, in the loving, comforting care of her family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Born February 4, 1956, in Marquette, a daughter of Alton and ...

Louise (Weeza) A. (Parent) Brehler

WARREN, MI - Louise (Weeza) A. (Parent) Brehler, 89, born in Harvey, on July 28, 1928, passed peacefully away on Sunday, January 18, 2018 in her home in Warren, MI. Louise’s full obituary can be viewed and condolences sent to the family at http://www.tributes .com/obituary/show/ ...

Betty Marie Truscott

MARQUETTE TWP, MI - Betty Marie Truscott, age 85, of Marquette Township, entered eternal life Thursday evening, January 25, 2018, at UP Health System-Marquette, in the loving, comforting care of her family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Betty was born in Marquette on October 16, 1932, the ...

Wayne Gordon Thompson, Sr.

SANDS TOWNSHIP, MI - Wayne Gordon Thompson Sr, age 93 of Sands Township, Michigan, fell asleep in death on January 24, 2018. Born October 10, 1924 in Crandon, Wisconsin, the eldest son of Gordon Jerome and Sarah Mildred (VanGordon) Thompson. While he was young, Wayne’s family settled in ...

Janet Louise Barnett

SKANDIA, MI - Janet Louise Barnett, age 67, of Skandia, entered eternal life Tuesday evening, January 23, 2018, at the home of her granddaughter in Gwinn. She was surrounded and in the loving care of her family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Born June 1, 1950, in Marquette, a daughter of ...

Meldon Pitt

CEDAR SPRINGS, MI - Meldon Pitt, age 93, of Cedar Springs, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Carol (Tigelaar) Pitt; step daughter, Michelle and Kevin Mackey; step children, Jack Schmidt, Bob Schmidt, Jim and Marcia Schmidt, Margaret and Bob Penning and ...

Roy A. Kiiskila

REDGRANITE, WI - Roy A. Kiiskila, age 94, of Redgranite, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at Wild Rose Manor after a short illness. He was born February 23, 1923 in National Mine, Michigan, the son of Henry and Fanny (Heikkila) Kiiskila. He married Sally Dagmar Uoti on August 25, 1945 in ...