Obituaries

Kevin Lee Morrison

MUNISING, MI - Kevin Lee Morrison, age 60, of Munising, died unexpectedly of a heart condition while snow blowing at his home on Friday, December 8, 2017. He was born on June 19, 1957 in Munising to Robert “Bud” and Pat (Larson) Morrison. While in high school, Kevin was a member of the ...

Florence (Kostrova) Mikkola

CHAMPION, MI. - Florence G. Mikkola, age 102, longtime Champion resident passed away on Thursday December 7, 2017 at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee where she had been a resident for the past 3 years. Florence was born October 12, 1915 in Pound, WI the daughter of the late William ...

Jay Albert Moberg

PORTLAND, OR - April 28, 1924 - November 18, 2017 Jay died peacefully with his daughters by his side. He was born in Ishpeming, Michigan, and he graduated from Negaunee High School where he began dating Jean Lindberg in 1939. Jean and Jay were married in 1944 while Jay was serving ...

Lt. Col. Lowell ‘Chris’ Howard Christensen, USAF ret.

LAS VEGAS, NV - USAF Lieutenant Colonel Lowell “Chris” Howard Christensen, 83, of Las Vegas, passed away Nov. 29, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 11, 1934, in Ishpeming, Mi., and had resided in Las Vegas for 33 years spending 17 joyful summers in the Upper ...

Richard J. Dowling

MARQUETTE, MI. - Richard J. Dowling, 84, of Marquette, passed away Thursday afternoon, December 7, 2017 at U.P. Health System-Marquette. Dick was born on October 11, 1933 at the Dowling home in Alpena County, MI, to Richard and Mable (Cadarette) Dowling. At age 4, Dick’s father ...

Robert L. Schmeltzer

MARQUETTE, MI. - Robert L. Schmeltzer, 80, of Marquette, died early Saturday morning at his residence in the loving presence of his wife and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home, which will release a complete ...

Marilyn Gonyou

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Marilyn J. Gonyou, age 79, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Friday, December 1 at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital at South Texas Medical Center in San Antonio. Marilyn was born on March 21, 1938, in Marquette to Mary Agnes (Beauchamp) and Wilfred ...

Kevin Lee Morrison

MUNISING, MI. - Kevin Lee Morrison, age 60, of Munising, died unexpectedly of a heart condition while snow blowing at his home on Friday, December 8, 2017. Services will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the Bowerman Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 ...

Merle A. Toms

NEGAUNEE, MI - Merle A. Toms, 104, of 900 Maas St. and formerly of Lake St., Negaunee, passed away peacefully Friday evening, December 8, 2017 at the Eastwood Nursing Center. Arrangements will be announced by Koskey Funeral Home.

The Rev. Marcia L. Solberg

ISHPEMING, MI - Reverend Marcia Lorraine Solberg, age 61, of Ishpeming, passed into the sleep of death at her home on Thursday, December 7, 2017, and awaits the resurrection on the last day. She was in the loving care of her family and Lake Superior Hospice. Marcia was born May 10, 1956, to ...

Margaret Pach

NEGAUNEE, MI - Margaret “Marge” A. Pach passed away peacefully at the age of 96. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the passing of His faithful ones.” During the past several years, Margaret received secure and devoted loving care from her two daughters, while she was living in ...

Leslie Rouhomaki

GLADSTONE, MI - Leslie C. “Les” Rouhomaki, 83, of 1524 Minneapolis Avenue, Gladstone, passed away Thursday evening, December 7, 2017 at home following a lengthy illness. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. Leslie’s family will receive friends on Tuesday December 12, 2017 from ...

Eric Carl Mumma

PETOSKEY, MI - Eric Carl Mumma, 35, of Petoskey, died December 5, 2017 after an ongoing struggle with bipolar depression. Eric was born December 11, 1981, the son of Carl and Tracy (Killingbeck) Mumma. He attended Harbor Springs High School where he was a member of the football team. He ...

William Zaborowske

DENMARK, WI - William “Willie” Zaborowske, age 57, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at his home in Denmark, WI. He was born February 13th, 1960 in Saginaw, Michigan and was married to Lisa Surfus October 4th, 1980 in Michigan. Willie worked proudly for 30 years at ...

June E. Chaperon

ISHPEMING, MI - June E. Chaperon, 86, of Ishpeming, died Tuesday afternoon, December 5, 2017 at her home under the care of her loving daughter, Kathleen, and U.P. Home Health and Hospice. June was born on June 6, 1931 in Chocolay Township, Michigan, a daughter of the late James and Eva ...

William ‘Jody’ Burns

BIG BAY, MI - William Joseph (Jody) Burns, 61, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 3, 2017 at his mother’s residence in Big Bay while he was watching football. Jody spent his childhood enjoying the Big Bay area and all it had to offer. After graduating from Marquette Senior High ...

Sadie Eleanor White Johnson Merchant

MARQUETTE, MI - Sadie Eleanor White Johnson Merchant, age 100, of Marquette, peacefully entered eternal life Monday, December 4, 2017, at her home, in the loving, comforting care of her family and the caregivers of Lake Superior Hospice. Born November 19, 1917, in Marquette, a daughter of Jay ...

Anne (Brunelle) Moore

COPPERAS COVE, TX - Anne (Brunelle) Moore, 65, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at home in Copperas Cove, TX on Nov 24th 2017. Anne was born on May 24th 1952 in Marquette, MI to Albert Brunelle and Carmella Butler. She lived a full life travelling and living in many different ...

Arthur N. ‘Art’ Allert Jr.

L’ANSE, MI - Arthur N. “Art” Allert, Jr. age 88, of L’Anse, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Bayside Village, L’Anse. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin on February 15, 1929. Art was the son of the late Arthur N. and Evelyn (Thorsen) Allert, Sr. He graduated from Austin ...

Linnea J. Hedmark

MARQUETTE, MI. - Linnea J. Hedmark, age 97, of Marquette, and former Skandia resident and businesswoman, entered eternal life Friday morning, December 1, 2017, at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living Facility, in the loving care of her family and wrapped in the arms of her daughter. Born ...