Obituaries

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. Born January 5, 1933, in Highland Park, Michigan, Ross was the son ...

Thomas (Tom) Charles Lerlie

ISHPEMING, MI - Thomas (Tom) Charles Lerlie, age 60, peacefully passed away July 2, 2019, at Trillium House in the care of UP Home Health and Hospice, following a courageous battle with cancer. Tom was born and raised in Ishpeming. A true “Jack of All Trades”, he spent his life ...

Mariana and William Soderna

DEERTON, MI - Graveside services will be held for Mariana and William Soderna on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at the Deerton Cemetery in Deerton, Michigan at 11 a.m. Military honors for Bill will be conducted by the American Legion and Vietnam Veterans Honor Guard. A fellowship gathering will ...

Gale D. Clark-Timko

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI - Age 84 Passed away at her home in Clinton Township, MI on July 4, 2019. Beloved wife of the late John. Dearest sister of Patricia (Ralph) Peterson of Marquette, MI, Peggy (Ken) Berry of South Lyon, MI & the late Daniel Clark. Dearest daughter of the late Dexter ...

Oliver Bandeff

FT. CAMPBELL, KY - Oliver Bandeff came to life with a cry and a smile on October 16th, 2008, at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. The intrepid son of Wallace and Janet Bandeff, Oliver joined an Army family bringing him to many locations including Missouri, Kentucky, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee ...

Elmer Samuel Piirto

CHANDLER, AZ - Elmer Samuel Piirto, age 95, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2019, at Sunrise Assisted Living where he and his wife of 72 years, Bernice, resided in Chandler, Arizona. He is survived by his loving wife, Bernice, daughters and son-in-laws; Dawn and Rob Iverson, Debbra and ...

Richard E. ElRite

RIVERSIDE, CA — Richard (Coach) Eugene ElRite, born October 16, 1929 and passed June 13, 2019, was the youngest of 10 children born to George and Anna (Cook) Elrite in Browns Valley, MN. After graduating from Beardsley, MN high school in 1948, Richard joined the USMC, serving for four ...

Thomas C. Lerlie

ISHPEMING, MI — Thomas (Tom) Charles Lerlie, age 60, peacefully passed away July 2, 2019, at Trillium House in the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice, following a courageous battle with cancer. Tom was born and raised in Ishpeming. A true “Jack of All Trades”, he spent his life ...

Robert ‘Bob’ E. Moore

MARQUETTE, MI - Robert “Bob” E. Moore, 98, Marquette, retired businessman, one-time city commissioner and former Marquette mayor, died June 27, 2019. He was the son of the late longtime Mining Journal managing editor, E. A. (Ted) Moore and Marie (Harkin) Moore. A 1938 graduate of ...

Audrey Kay Hallum

ISHPEMING, MI - Audrey Kay Hallum, age 64, passed away on Monday, July 1st, 2019, at the Trillium Hospice House in Marquette where she was under the loving care of her family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Audrey was born on January 11th, 1955, to Albert and Karen (Garceau) Tousignant in ...

Charles Boshears

REPUBLIC, MI - Charles “Charlie Brown” Boshears, 56, of 6648 Caps Creek Road Republic, MI passed away Thursday, June 27th, as a result of a motorcycle-deer collision. Charles was born in Ishpeming, Michigan on September 26, 1962, a son of the late Jane “Scotty” (Cunningham) Boshears ...

Paul J. Lucas

MARQUETTE, MI - Paul J. Lucas, age 76, of Marquette, walked on into eternity Saturday, June 29, 2019, at UP Health System - Marquette. Born November 22, 1942, in Marquette, a son of John and Marion (Bressette) Lucas, Paul was raised in Marquette and graduated from Graveraet High School in ...

George Henry Billings

LITTLE LAKE, MI - George H. Billings, age 67, of Little Lake and former Marquette resident, entered eternal life Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, in the loving care of his sister, Joyce, and caregivers of D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. George was born ...

Kathleen M. Kostamo

ISHPEMING, MI – Kathleen (McLaughlin) Kostamo. Graveside services will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. for Kathleen McLaughlin Kostamo of Marietta, Georgia with inurnment at the Ishpeming Cemetery in Ishpeming, Michigan, with Father Ryan Ford officiating. A luncheon reception ...

Charles Boshears

REPUBLIC, MI - Charles “Charlie Brown” Boshears, 56, of 6648 Caps Creek Road Republic, MI passed away Thursday, June 27th, as a result of a motorcycle-deer collision. Charles was born in Ishpeming, Michigan on September 26, 1962, a son of the late Jane “Scotty” (Cunningham) Boshears ...

Lynda Johnson

MARQUETTE, MI - Lynda Ann Johnson, 66, daughter of the late Ralph and Lorraine (Wickman) Johnson, passed away June 27, 2019, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. Lynda was born March 12, 1953, in Milwaukee, and attended school in Milwaukee and Iron Mountain before moving to Negaunee ...

Charles ‘Bobby’ Robert Larson

ISHPEMING, MI - Charles (Bobby) Robert Larson, 88, of Ishpeming, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 26 following a brief battle with cancer. Charlie was born at home in Suomi Location, Richmond Township, on January 5, 1931 to John and ...

Diane Marie Arnold

ISHPEMING, MI - Diane Marie Arnold, age 83, of 1067 Riverview Dr. Ishpeming, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019, at the Trillium Hospice House in Marquette. Diane was born in Long Beach, California on April 6, 1936, a daughter of the late Marguerite and Thomas Thompson. Diane had taught ...

Clifford J. Young

TINLEY PARK, IL - Clifford J. Young, age 88, a 1948 graduate of Michigamme High School and Army Veteran, survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Young and preceded in death in 1982 by his first wife, Sally (Keaton) Young; loving father of Brian (Vicki) Young, Kirby (Roseann) Young and Clifford ...

Christine Elizabeth (McEachan) Dale

BRADENTON, FL – MARQUETTE, MI – Graveside committal services for Christine Elizabeth (McEachan) Dale, of Bradenton, Florida and formerly of Marquette, will be held at the Holy Cross Cemetery on Saturday, July 6, at 12:30 pm. A reception will follow in the reception room located at ...