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Obituaries

Julaine Alice Seiler (Ollikainen)

WOODSTOCK, IL - Julaine Alice Seiler (Ollikainen) (82) passed away on September 1st, 2019, in Woodstock, Illinois, after a long illness. Julaine was born in Ishpeming, Michigan on April 9th, 1937. She grew up in Negaunee, MI and graduated from Negaunee High School in 1955. She kept her Yooper ...

Marion G. Lindstrom

SUNDELL, MI - Marion Gale Lindstrom, age 89, formerly of Sundell, entered eternal life Sunday, September 1, 2019, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Born December 12, 1929, in Sands, the daughter of Muriel (Grimes) Yelle, Marion was raised by her paternal grandparents, Ernest and ...

Wayne Seth Kunnari

NEGAUNEE, MI - Wayne Seth Kunnari, 84, of Negaunee, passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 3, 2019 at Eastwood Nursing Center in the care of his loving family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Wayne was born September 7, 1934 in Negaunee to Waino and Maria (Phillips) Kunnari, graduated from ...

Corbett ‘Corby’ Meeks

GREENVILLE, WI — Dad’s story starts on March 17, 1942, in the backwoods of Antigo, WI. He was the second oldest of 16 born to the late Corbett and Raeburn (Reynolds) Meeks. At a very young age, after moving to Isabella, Mn., dad started lumberjacking and taking care of his family. By the ...

Mary Ann Livermore

MUNISING, MI — Mary Ann Livermore, age 77, of Munising, died with her loving family surrounding her on Monday afternoon, September 2, 2019 at Medilodge in Munising. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 21, 1942 to Brun and Evelyn (Ryan) Suszylo. Mary’s parents separated when ...

Mary Ann Bagnell

MARQUETTE, MI — Mary Ann Bagnell-Wealton, 79, of Marquette, died Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Norlite Nursing Center in the presence of her loving family and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. Mary Ann was born July 28, 1940 in Negaunee, a daughter of the late William and ...

Donald LaFreniere

NEGAUNEE, MI — Donald J. LaFreniere, 89, of Clark St., Negaunee, passed away Sunday morning, September 1, 2019 at UP Health System Marquette of pneumonia, due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. Donald was born January 21, 1930 in Ishpeming to Leo and Lena (Bucco) LaFreniere and ...

Kerry Brad Luce

HARVEY, MI - Kerry Brad Luce, 71, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, August 30, 2019, in the loving care of his family. Brad was born February 27, 1948, in El Campo, Texas to Donald and Ovie Luce. They lived several years in Ganado, Texas before the family relocated to Sunburst, Montana, ...

Jack E. Trelford

CHATHAM, MI - Jack E. Trelford, age 89, of Chatham, died Monday, June 3, 2019 at UP Health Systems – Marquette. A graveside service will be on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Pine Grove Cemetery in Chatham at 11:00 a.m. Military honors will be performed by the American Legion and Vietnam ...

Neil Edward Pritchard

BONITA SPRINGS, FL - Sgt(T) Neil Edward Pritchard, age 88, of Bonita Springs, Florida, formerly of Naples, FL, Marquette, MI and Detroit, MI, died from cancer complications on August 16, 2019 under loving care at University Hospital in Tamarac, FL. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, ...

Eva (Juntunen) Van Horn

EBEN JUNCTION, MI/PINETOP, AZ - Eva (nee Juntunen) Van Horn, age 86, of Pinetop, Arizona and formerly of Eben Junction, died June 17, 2019 at the Haven of Lakeside in Lakeside, Arizona. Pastor Paul Kelto will conduct graveside services on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Pine Grove ...

LeRoy Allen Savola

LeRoy Allen Savola, 77, of Chatham, died unexpectedly early Saturday morning, August 31, 2019 at UPHS Marquette. Visitation will be held at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and also at the Sion Lutheran Church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ...

Ruth Thorrington

MUNISING, MI - Ruth Thorrington, age 99, of Munising, died Thursday, August 29, 2019 at her home surrounded by and under the loving care of her family, North Woods Home Hospice, and Commission on Aging. She was born on February 8, 1920 in Munising to the late Arthur and Coda (Barney) ...

Michael Berry

NEGAUNEE, MI - Michael E. Berry, 63, of Negaunee, died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at his home. Mike was born on December 20, 1955, in Marquette to Edward and Patricia (Rice) Berry. He was a graduate of Marquette Senior High School and later attended the Jacobetti ...

Patricia J. Marshall

MARTINSVILLE, IN - Patricia June ‘Pat’ Marshall, 73, of Martinsville, IN, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019 at her home. Pat was born June 2, 1946 in Marquette to the late William V. and Lillian M. (Wirtanen) Walimaki and was a 1964 graduate of Eben High School. Surviving are her ...

Robert ‘Bob’ E. Meyer

ESCANABA, MI - Robert “Bob” E. Meyer age 92, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully at the family cottage on Lake Michigamme on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 13, 2019 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Escanaba. A memorial ...

Kerry Brad Luce

HARVEY, MI - Kerry Brad “Brad” Luce, age 71, of Harvey, entered eternal life Friday, August 30, 2019, at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living Facility, in the loving, comforting care of his family. Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. A complete ...

Rose Bullis

ISHPEMING, MI - Rose Amelia (nee Mosca) Beatty Bullis, age 94, current Ishpeming and former Sarasota, FL resident passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at the Marquette Co. Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming where she had been a resident for the past 3 1/2 years. Rose was born in ...

Celia E. Hicks

REPUBLIC/KALAMAZOO, MI - Celia E. Hicks, age 89, longtime Kalamazoo and Republic resident, passed away on Friday August 23, 2019 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility while in the loving care of her family, nursing home staff, and Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice. Celia was born ...

Gloria Jean Kallaak (Ferguson) Metzner

MARQUETTE, MI - Gloria Jean Kallaak (Ferguson) Metzner, 87, of Marquette, MI, passed away on August 26th at Norlite Nursing Center. She was born on April 14, 1932, in Bergland, Mi to Olaf and Selena (Gullans) Kallaak. Gloria graduated as Valedictorian from Bergland High School in 1949 and ...