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Obituaries

Gerald D. Leedle

MARQUETTE, MI - Gerald Duane Leedle, 83, of Marquette, died peacefully Friday morning, March 23, 2018 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Jerry entered this world on February 27, 1935 in Byron, Michigan, one of five children born to the late Robert and Isabelle (Toomey) ...

Mary Anne (Klassen) Owen

MARQUETTE, MI - Mary Anne (Klassen) Owen, a resident of Marquette since August 1959, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March, 23, 2018. Mary was born on March 11, 1935 in Dearborn, Michigan, the daughter of David and Martha (Klein) Klassen. She was raised in the Dearborn area where ...

Ronald J. Phillips

ISHPEMING, MI - Ronald J. Phillips, age 46, of 313 E. North St., Ishpeming passed away on Saturday March 24, 2018 in his sleep at his home in Ishpeming. Ron was born January 15, 1972 in Ishpeming the son of William J. and the late Betty Jane (York) Phillips. He grew up in Ishpeming and was a ...

Raymond ‘Ray’ Rivord

MARQUETTE, MI - Raymond “Ray” Charles Rivord of Marquette, entered into eternal life at the age of 80, while surrounded by the love of family at U.P. Health Systems Marquette ICU on March 22. Ray was born October 25, 1937, in Marquette, son of the late Edward and Edith (Philips) Rivord. ...

‘Betty’ Mary E. Hill

MARQUETTE, MI - “Betty” Mary E. Hill, age 72 of Marquette, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018, peacefully in her home. Betty was born July 2, 1945 in Morristown, NJ to Leslie and Marie (Monahan) Newlan. She graduated from Simi Valley High School in Simi Valley, California and moved to ...

Aaron Bigham

CARROLLTON, TX - Aaron Matthew Bigham, age 35, passed away on Tuesday March 20, 2018 in Carrollton, Texas. Aaron was born June 19, 1982 in Lubbock, Texas. He was a loving son, brother, nephew and grandson; Aaron had two beautiful children Brenden and Hailey. Celebration of life will be ...

Nickole “Nikki” Touchinski

MARQUETTE, MI - Nickole “Nikki” Touchinski, age 21, of 1123 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, Michigan and Michigan State University passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 17, 2018 in her sleep. Nikki was born December 1, 1996 at 11:01 p.m. at Marquette General Hospital the daughter ...

Anthony Joseph Bertucci

ISHPEMING, MI - Anthony Joseph Bertucci, age 99 longtime Ishpeming resident passed away Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming. Anthony was born January 31, 1919 in Ishpeming to Guiseppi and Giovanni (Roti) Bertucci. He graduated from St. Johns ...

Robert J. Bob Kessel

NEW RICHMOND, WI - Robert J. “Bob” Kessel, 70, of New Richmond, Wisconsin, formerly of Marquette, died unexpectedly on Monday, March 19, 2018 in New Richmond. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Saturday, April 14th at 6 p.m. in the Canale- Tonella Funeral Home with Deacon Don ...

Ruth Sarvello

ISHPEMING, MI - Ruth E. Sarvello, age 96, a longtime Ishpeming resident, passed away on Thursday March 22, 2018 at the Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette where she had resided since January of 2015. Ruth’s family will greet relatives and friends at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic ...

Gerald D. Leedle

MARQUETTE, MI - Gerald Duane Leedle, 82, of Marquette, died peacefully Friday morning, March 23, 2018 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale- Tonella Funeral Home.

Maurine P. Benedict

NEWBERRY, MI - Maurine P. Benedict, 93, a longtime Newberry resident, died on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Golden Leaves Living Center in Newberry. Born on December 11, 19214 in Gaylord, she was a daughter of the late Lee & Dora (Burns) Craycraft. She graduated from Hubert High School in ...

Aghasi T. Manukyan

MARQUETTE, MI - Aghasi T. Manukyan, 50, of Marquette, a World Greco-Roman wrestler and former assistant coach for the Greco-Roman program at Northern Michigan University – Olympic Training Site, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018. Aghasi was born on March 27, 1967 in ...

Joseph P. Martin, Jr.

GWINN, MI - Joseph Pate “Joe” Martin Jr., 84, of East Bass Lake Lane, Gwinn, passed into the arms of his heavenly father at Eastwood Nursing Center, Negaunee, Michigan on Tuesday evening, March 20, 2018 in the presence of his loving family. Joe was born on May 17, 1933 in Atlanta, ...

Kristine L. Larscheid

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL/MARQUETTE, MI - Kristine L. Larscheid,69, of New Port Richey, FL, passed away on Sunday, March 18th. She was born on April 2, 1948 to Warren and Lorraine Contois, and raised in Marquette, Michigan and moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1987 where she taught in the Pasco ...

Willis E. ‘Beaner’ Boshears

MICHIGAMME, MI - Willis (Beaner) Boshears, age 86, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Saturday, March 17, 2018. He was born November 6, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan, the only child born to the late Willis and Lila (Keski) Boshears. On August 7, 1954, Willis and Jane Cunningham were married ...

Carole Hill

MUNISING, MI - Carole Jean Hill, age 77, of Munising, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at her home surrounded by and under the loving care of her family and North Woods Home Hospice. She was born on October 9, 1940 in Munising to Francis “Frank” and Margaret (Schierschmidt) Heyrman, Sr. ...

Cynthia L. Rankinen

NEGAUNEE, MI - Cynthia L. Rankinen, age 61, of 421 Prince St., Negaunee passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee where she had been a resident for the past 2 months. She had been in the loving care of her family, staff members and the U.P. Home Health ...

Carl Tibbens

APPLETON, WI - Carl Leonard “Tibby” Tibbens, age 60, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 18, 2018, with his family by his side at Cherry Meadows. Carl was born in Kansas on August 27, 1957, son of Carl Sr. and Beverly (Harter) Tibbens. Growing up in a military family, Carl traveled ...

Judith “Judy” DeCaire

ISHPEMING, MI – Judith “Judy” DeCaire, age 71, of 1141 S. Pine St., Ishpeming passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018 at her home. She had been in the loving care of her family and the Upper Peninsula Home Health and Hospice. Judith was born September 28, 1946 in Ladysmith, WI the ...