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Obituaries

Laurence ‘Z’ Ziomkowski

MARQUETTE, MI - Laurence “Z” Ziomkowski, 72, of Marquette, retired from this phase of his life on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022, at his home after a long illness, supported by his wife, Diana, family members, friends and under the care of Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice. Larry Z. or ...

Waino F. Akkala

MARQUETTE, MI - Waino Feelis Akkala peacefully passed away on April 20th, 2022, at the age of 103, in the compassionate care of the Michigan Home for Veterans D.J. Jacobetti, with his family present. Waino was born December 24th, 1918, in an apartment on West Bluff Street in Marquette, a son ...

Thomas J. Shimon

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - Thomas J. Shimon, 80, of Port Charlotte, Florida, formerly of Marquette, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 17th, 2022, at Pam Health Specialty Hospital in Sarasota, following a long illness. Tom was born on January 8th, 1942, in Marquette; one of four children born to ...

Dave Lawrence Verboczki

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI - Dave Lawrence Verboczki, born May 16th, 1972, son of Madeline (Maggie) Madosh-McDaniels, walked on April 18th, 2022. Blessed with a most wonderful spirit and strength, Dave Verboczki walked in love and grace here on earth. His struggles were immense at times, but he ...

Terry LaForest

ISHPEMING TOWNSHIP, MI - Terry Lee LaForest, 76, of Ishpeming Township, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 19th, 2022, at the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Terry was born November 17th, 1945, in Negaunee, to Albert and Loretta (Garceau) LaForest, Sr. and graduated from Negaunee High ...

Shirley Ann Melka

MARQUETTE, MI - Shirley Ann Melka, age 73, of Marquette, entered eternal life Wednesday, April 20th, 2022, at home, in the loving, comforting care of her family and Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. Born January 29th, 1949, in Marquette, a daughter of William and Leona (Pleau) LaPlante, ...