Obituaries

William T. Sather

MARQUETTE, MI - William T. “Bill” Sather, 84, of Gwinn, died peacefully Friday morning, May 10, 2019 at home, with his family by his side and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. Bill was born November 6, 1934, in Gwinn to Edwin and Amanda (Erickson) Sather. He graduated from ...

Jack Niemi

THREE RIVERS, MI – Jack I. Niemi, age 52, former Ishpeming resident and currently of Three Rivers, MI, passed away at his home on Friday, May 10, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. He had been under the care of his family and Three Rivers Homecare and Hospice. Jack was born in ...

Rosemary M. Moselle

GWINN, MI - Rosemary M. Moselle, 90, of Gwinn, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 surrounded by her loving family at the Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City, MI, where she had resided the past three years. Rosemary was born on October 19, 1928 in Jesseville, MI to the late George and ...

Daniel Pellow

GWINN, MI - Daniel Howard Pellow, longtime Gwinn resident, passed away Friday, 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. Daniel was the youngest of five children born to Thomas F. and Virginia (Greenway) ...

Nathan James Knotek

MONROE, MI - Nathan James Knotek, age 34, passed away unexpectedly and went to be with the Lord on April 15th, 2019 in Monroe, MI. Nate was born in Marquette, MI on January 21st, 1985 the son of Rick and Deb Knotek, and the brother of Zac Knotek. Growing up Nate enjoyed the outdoors, ...

Rosemary L. Clark

ISHPEMING, MI - Rosemary L. Clark, age 88, longtime Ishpeming area resident, passed away March 6, 2019 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility while in the loving care of her family and nursing home staff. Rosemary was born on June 8, 1930 in Ishpeming, daughter of the late Armidos and ...

Don Charles Wommer

SAULT STE MARIE, MI - Don Charles Wommer went home to The Lord on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Don was born the youngest of seven children, to George and Margaret (Wolz) Wommer on January 19, 1940, in Negaunee, MI. At the time of his birth the doctors told his parents that he would not live ...

Rhea A. Tuominen

MARQUETTE, MI - Rhea Agnes Tuominen, age 93, entered eternal life Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the Norlite Nursing Center, in the loving care of her family and caregivers. Rhea was born February 6, 1926, in Marquette, a daughter of Joseph and Armelia (LaCourse) Yelle, and was a graduate of ...

Rosemary L. Clark

ISHPEMING, MI - Rosemary L. Clark, age 88, longtime Ishpeming area resident, passed away March 6, 2019 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility while in the loving care of her family and nursing home staff. Rosemary was born on June 8, 1930 in Ishpeming, daughter of the late Armidos ...

E. James Kivisto

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI - Elvin James ‘Big Jim’ Kivisto, 73, of the Dead River Basin, Negaunee Township, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, May 9, 2019, at the Trillium Hospice House in Marquette surrounded by his loving family and friends. Jim was born July 3, 1945, in ...

Bruce Norell

SUN CITY HILTON HEAD, SC - Bruce Norell, 68, of Sun City Hilton Head, SC, after a valiant struggle with kidney disease and respiratory failure, died peacefully on Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Savannah, Ga. He spent his last few days at Hospice Savannah, cared for by their compassionate staff ...

Larry D. Mustamaa

MARQUETTE, MI – Graveside services for Larry Douglas Mustamaa will be held at the Northland Chapel Gardens on Thursday, May 16, at 1:00 pm. Mr. Mustamaa, age 70, of Marquette, entered eternal life March 8, 2019, in Ishpeming. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to ...

Robert Keith LaCosse

MARQUETTE, MI - Robert Keith LaCosse, also known as “Bobby” or “Bob”, aged 80, died peacefully in his sleep from natural causes on May 1, 2019 at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans, Marquette, Michigan. Robert was born January 18, 1939 in Champion, Michigan, to Eugene and Sylvia ...

Francis P. Andriacchi

ISHPEMING, MI – Francis P. “Frank” Andriacchi, age 91, lifelong Ishpeming resident and business owner passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at UP Health System Marquette where he had been a patient for 4 days. Frank resided at the DJ. Jacobetti Home for Veterans for the past 1 1/2 ...

Rick Lee Laukkanen

SEATTLE, WA - Ricky Lee Laukkanen, 53, of Seattle, WA, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 6th, 2019, at his home in Seattle. He was born on July 4th, 1965, in Marquette, MI to Sandra and Bill Laukkanen. Ricky grew up in Chatham, MI and graduated from Eben High School. He earned his ...

Richard Miller

GWINN, MI - Richard L. Miller, 72, of Gwinn, died early Monday morning, May 6, 2019, at his home in the loving presence of his family and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Richard was born on September 6, 1946, in Pontiac, MI, to the late Leroy and Mayme (Puckett) Miller. He ...

William T. Sather

MARQUETTE, MI - William T. “Bill” Sather, 84, of Gwinn, died peacefully Friday morning, May 10, 2019, at home, with his family by his side and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home.

Fred Alan Robare

NEGAUNEE, MI - Fred Alan Robare, age 77, of Negaunee, and former Marquette resident, entered eternal life Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at his home, in the loving care of his family and caregivers of Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. Born December 30, 1941, in Marquette, a son of Fred and ...

Richard J. ‘Luke’ Lucas Jr.

ISHPEMING, MI - Richard J. “Luke” Lucas, Jr., age 76, of 521 N. Main St. Ishpeming, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at his home. Richard was born in Jeffersonville, IN on November 18,1942, son of Anna Bagshaw (who died while giving birth to him) and Richard J. Lucas, Sr. He worked for ...

Susan Eileen Crabb

MARQUETTE, MI – Susan Eileen Crabb, age 67, of Marquette, entered eternal life Tuesday morning, May 7, 2019, at her home, in the loving, comforting care of her family. Sue was born October 13, 1951, in Battle Creek, a daughter of George W. and Laura M. (Hartman) Wilcox. Following ...