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Obituaries

Julie A. Eliason

WEST ISHPEMING, MI - Julie A. Eliason, age 67, of West Ishpeming, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at her home. Julie was born in Ishpeming on March 11, 1953, daughter of the late Betty A. (Carlson) and Melvin A. Eliason. She was a graduate of the Ishpeming High School, Class of ...

Sonia D. LaPin

CHAMPION, MI - Sonia D. LaPin, age 56, of 2030 Co Rd AS, Champion, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 18, 2021, of an apparent heart attack. A Public Visitation will be held 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home. Interment will ...

John “Yosh” Anthony Wapienik

MARQUETTE/MUNISING, MI - John “Yosh” Anthony Wapienik, age 95, of Marquette and formerly of Munising, died early Tuesday morning, January 19, 2021 at his home under the loving care of his family. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home and may be found at ...

Sandra Marie Lane

WETMORE, MI - Sandra Marie Lane, age 69, of Wetmore, died on Tuesday morning, January 19, 2021, at UP Health System – Marquette following a lengthy illness. Sandy’s complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home and may be found at bowermanfuneral home.net

Mary Ahler

KIVA, MI - Mary Ahler, age 83, of Kiva, died Tuesday morning, January 19, 2021 at her home under the loving care of her family and Northwoods Home Hospice. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home and may be found at bowermanfuneralhome.net

Carol Ann (Syrjala) O’Brien

CLARKSBURG, MI - Carol Ann (Syrjala) O’Brien, age 73, of Champion passed on January 16, 2021, after complications due to Covid-19 at UP Health System Marquette. Carol was born to Carl and Mildred (Prodell) Syrjala on October 19, 1947 in Ishpeming. She attended Ishpeming High School, ...

Jean Ann Hill

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI - Jean Ann Hill, age 80, of Chocolay Township, entered eternal life Wednesday, January 13, 2021, in Ocala, Florida. Born February 16, 1940, in Green Garden, a daughter of Ernest and Edna (Zerbel) Reader, Jean was raised in Green Garden and graduated from Graveraet High ...

Susan Claire Sihtala

ISHPEMING, MI - Susan Claire Sihtala, age 71, of 1836 Prairie Ave Ishpeming, MI, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021, at her home, while in the loving care of her family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Susan was born in Ishpeming, Michigan, on April 6, 1949, a daughter of the late John and ...

Alvin L. Johns

NEGAUNEE, MI - Alvin Louis Johns, 94, of Carr St., Negaunee, passed away Monday morning, January 11, 2021, at his home, in the presence of his loving wife and daughters. Alvin was born October 8, 1926, in Iron Mountain, to Anton and Frances (Valentine) Johns and attended Kingsford schools. ...

James Steven Farnsworth

GWINN, MI - James Steven Farnsworth, 82, of Gwinn, died peacefully, Monday, January 18, 2021, at his home, surrounded by family and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Joanna N. Carne

ISHPEMING, MI - Joanna N. Carne, age 83 longtime Ishpeming area resident, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2021, at UP Health System Marquette. The Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Bruce Stanton Turner

MARQUETTE, MI - Bruce Stanton Turner, age 82, of Marquette, fell asleep in death, on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at UP Health System - Marquette. Born February 7, 1938, in Sturgis, Michigan, a son of Myron Jacob “Bud” and Thelma Margaret (Steffee) Turner, Bruce was raised in Sturgis from ...

Dawn M. Dupras

MARQUETTE, MI - Dawn M. Dupras, 65, of Marquette, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 11, 2021, at her home. Dawn was born on April 5, 1955, in Marquette, to Frank J. and Margaret M. (Blair) Dupras. She was a 1973 graduate of Marquette Senior High School and was a life-long area ...

Jean Ann Hill

CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, MI - Jean Ann (Mrs. Melvin) Hill, age 80, of Chocolay Township, entered eternal life Wednesday, January 13, 2021, in Ocala, Florida. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. Services will be held in Marquette in the spring and will be announced. Fassbender Swanson ...

Bruce Stanton Turner

MARQUETTE, MI - Bruce Stanton Turner, age 82, of Marquette, fell asleep in death, on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at UP Health System - Marquette. Born February 7, 1938, in Sturgis, Michigan, a son of Myron Jacob “Bud” and Thelma Margaret (Steffee) Turner, Bruce was raised in Sturgis from ...

Paul Bluekamp

ISHPEMING, MI - Paul Bluekamp, 89, of Ishpeming, entered his eternal heavenly home, on January 7, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. Paul was born in Holland, Michigan, on January 14, 1931, to the late Albert and Ella (Klassen) Bluekamp. Paul graduated from Holland Christian High ...

Louis W. “Louie” Marcotte

ISHPEMING, MI - Louis W. “Louie” Marcotte, age 91, of 240 Aspen Dr., Ishpeming, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021, at his home, while under the loving care of his family and U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Louis was born in Milwaukee, WI, on June 4, 1929, a son of the late Agnes ...

Viola Marie “Vi” Liubakka

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI - Viola Marie “Vi” Liubakka, age 83, of Marquette Township, entered eternal life Thursday morning, January 14, 2021, at UP Health System - Marquette, in the loving, comforting care of her family. Born, November 11, 1937, in Negaunee, the fourth of ten children born ...

Barry Paul Johnson

MARQUETTE, MI - Barry Paul Johnson, 78, a long-time resident of the Marquette area, passed away on December 24, 2020, after a four-year battle with cancer. Barry was born in Marquette on January 16, 1942 and was a 1960 graduate of Marquette Senior High School. He attended and graduated from ...

Constance F. Johnson

NEGAUNEE, MI - Constance Fay ‘Connie’ Johnson, 95, of Negaunee, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, January 14, 2021, at the Eastwood Nursing Center. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.