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Obituaries

Joan Frei Petersen

MARQUETTE, MI - Joan Frei Petersen passed away at Norlite Nursing Center on June 21, after a brief illness. Joan was born on April 27, 1926, to the late Myrl and Clayton Frei. She spent most of her 93 years living on the East side of Marquette, a neighborhood that she dearly loved. For the past ...

Charles W. “Chuck” Cornish

ISHPEMING, MI- Charles W. “Chuck” Cornish, age 87, of 613 N. Main Street Ishpeming, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at UP Health System Marquette where he had been a patient for 1 week. Charles was born in Ishpeming, Michigan on September 25, 1931, a son of the late Grace (Shaver) ...

Carrie L. Tarvainen

CHAMPION, MI – Carrie Lynn (nee Keski) Tarvainen, age 44, longtime Champion area resident passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 21, 2019 at her home in Champion. Carrie was born in Ishpeming, Michigan on August 23, 1974, a daughter of Denise (Beaupied) and the late Steven Keski. Carrie ...

Cheryl Ada Ney

MCMILLAN, MI - Longtime McMillan resident, Cheryl Ada Ney, 63, died Friday morning June 21, 2019 at Golden Leaves Living Center in Newberry surrounded by her loving family. Friends may call at the Northstar Baptist Church in McMillan on Tuesday June 25, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Funeral ...

Phillip Dennis Gaddis

MARQUETTE, MI – Phillip Dennis Gaddis, age 75, of Marquette, passed away Saturday morning, June 22, 2019, at home, in the loving, comforting care of his family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Honoring Phillip’s request, private family services will be held. An obituary may be viewed and ...

Shirley McCain

WICHITA, KS - Shirley McCain, 83 of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Shirley grew up in Suomi Location and lived in the Upper Peninsula for several years prior to relocating to Wichita. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl; parents, Swante and Laina ...

Carrie L. Tarvainen

CHAMPION, MI – Carrie Lynn (nee Keski) Tarvainen, age 44, longtime Champion area resident passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 21, 2019 at her home in Champion. The family will greet relatives and friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church ...

Daniel “Danny” Lee Delisle

MUNISING, MI - Military honors for Daniel “Danny” DeLisle will be conducted by the American Legion and Vietnam Veterans Honor Guard on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at noon at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Munising. A fellowship gathering will take place at the American Legion from 1 p.m. ...

Celeste J. Kyto

MARQUETTE, MI - Graveside committal services for Celeste J. Kyto will be held at the Holy Cross Cemetery on Friday, June 28, at 1:30 pm with Rev. Greg Heikkala presiding. Mrs. Kyto, age 98, of Marquette, entered eternal life February 21, 2019 at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living, in the ...

Bruce W. Barker

MARQUETTE—Bruce W. Barker, 83, of Marquette, husband of Janice Kroncich, died Saturday morning, June 22, 2019 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home.

Daniel Pellow

GWINN, MI - Daniel Howard Pellow, longtime Gwinn resident, passed away Friday evening, April 26, 2019, at the age of 66. He had been under the excellent care of the Marquette County Medical Care Facility for many years. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, June 28th from 6 p.m. until ...

Karl M. Schneider

MARQUETTE, MI - A graveside service for Karl M. Schneider will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Park Cemetery with Rev. Nicholas Cammarata officiating. Karl M. Schneider, 79, of Marquette, died January 15, 2019, after a brief illness. The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is ...

Gregory Walker

BIG BAY, MI - Gregory Thomas Walker, born March 14, 1932, in Melbourne, Australia, quietly passed away surrounded, loved, and supported by family on the evening of June 18th in the quietness of hospice care in Bloomington, Indiana. Greg was born and raised in Melbourne Australia. An avid ...

Rose White

LAURENS, SC - Rosaria Teresa Petrocelli “Rose” White, age 98, formerly of Southview Drive, passed from this earthly life on June 13, 2019, at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community. She was born August 31, 1920, in West Warwick, RI to the late Reginaldo and Concetta DiCarlo ...

Gloria Babcock

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI - Gloria Elaine Babcock, 79, of Chocolay Township and former Negaunee resident, passed away peacefully in the care of her loving family and caregivers from UP Home Health and Hospice early Wednesday morning, June 19, 2019 at the Eastwood Nursing Center following a long and ...

Elvira T. Stephens

EBEN JUNCTION, MI - Elvira T. Stephens of Eben Junction was called to her home in heaven on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 after a short illness. She came into the world in the family sauna, with the assistance of her Aunt Tyne, on July 19, 1932. A daughter of Jalmer and Celia Jalonen, she ...

Mary (Russo) Storti

GWINN, MI / CAPE CORAL, FL - Mary (Russo) Storti, 95, of Gwinn and Cape Coral, FL went home to the Lord at 9:15 am on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at the Trillium House in Marquette where she resided for over three weeks. She was surrounded by loved ones at her side after a battle with cancer ended ...

Virginia Ann ‘Jean’ Mannila

ISHPEMING, MI - Virginia Ann “Jean” Mannila, age 88, lshpeming resident passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Marquette County Medical Care Facility while in the loving care of her family. Virginia was born in Marquette, Michigan on March 13, 1931, a daughter of the late Mary (Janes) ...

Iris Noel Bugg

MUNISING, MI - Iris Noel Bugg, age 69, of Munising, died Monday afternoon, June 17, 2019 at UPHS Marquette following a brief illness. She was born on February 6, 1950 in Munising to Leo and Irma (Sommerville) Tyner. Iris attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Wm. G. Mather High School ...

Marion Salson

ISHPEMING, MI - Marion Salson, age 82, longtime Diorite area resident, unexpectedly passed away on Thursday May 30, 2019, at UP Health System Marquette. Marion was born on March 2, 1937, in Republic, daughter of the late James and Josephine (St. Andre) LaBeau. She grew up in Republic and ...