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Obituaries

Mary Marjorie Lehwald

ENCINITAS, CA - Mary Marjorie “Marj” Lehwald, 98, of Encinitas, CA, passed into glory at 10:10 a.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019, at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas. Marj was born on December 13, 1920, in Flat Branch Moweaqua, IL, the daughter of Howard and Alma Fern (Pinkston) Neil. ...

John L. DeRoche

MARQUETTE, MI - John Lawrence DeRoche, age 65, of Marquette, and former L’Anse resident, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019, at the Norlite Nursing Center. Born February 8, 1954, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, a son of Bernard and Shirley (Boucher) DeRoche, John was raised in Marquette ...

Mercedes G. ‘Ma’ Bell

REPUBLIC, MI — Republic - Mercedes G. “Ma” Bell, 86, of 8788 Hawks Drive, Republic, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 in the home where she was born. She was in the loving care of her family and Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. Mercedes was born in Republic on May 2, 1933, ...

John Herbert DeVoe

MARQUETTE, MI - John Herbert DeVoe, age 98, of Marquette, entered eternal life Friday, September 20, 2019, at his home at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care. John was born February 9, 1921, in Fremont, Ohio, a son of Benjamin Herbert and Esther Grace (Blaser) DeVoe. His family ...

Richard ‘Dick’ Heimerman

MUNISING, MI - Richard “Dick” Heimerman, age 64, of Munising, died on Friday, November 1, 2019, All Saints’ Day, at his home under the loving care of his family, friends, and North Woods Home Hospice. He was born on August 28, 1955 in Appleton, Wisconsin to the late R. Eugene and ...

Robert John Holman

MARQUETTE, MI - Robert John Holman, age 93, of Marquette entered eternal life Sunday November 3, 2019 at his home in the loving care of his family and caregivers at U.P. Home Health & Hospice. Arrangements will be announced by the Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral & Cremation Services ...

Kenneth Rudolph Larsen

CHEBOYGAN, MI - Kenneth Rudolph Larsen, age 90, from Cheboygan, Michigan, Zephyrhills, Florida and most recently Gwinn, Michigan passed away peacefully on Friday, October 25, 2019 at UP Health System Marquette after a sudden illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. Ken ‘Papa’ ...

Jane Ellen Tousignant Zimmerman

GWINN, MI - Jane Ellen Tousignant Zimmerman, born in Gwinn, Michigan on Dec. 11, 1920, passed quietly from this world on September 11, 2019. She came just three months short of her 99th birthday, outliving 13 siblings and 2 husbands. She leaves behind four adult children, seven grandchildren ...

Emil J. Ghiringhelli

GWINN, MI - Emil John Ghiringhelli, 93, of Gwinn died peacefully on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at his home. Emil, the son of the late Casper and Louise Ghiringhelli, was born on January 17, 1926, in Negaunee, MI. and was a lifelong Marquette County resident. He attended St. Paul’s ...

Leighton R. ‘Bud’ Carlisle II

MICHIGAMME TWP., MI - Leighton R. “Bud” Carlisle II, age 84, Michigamme Township resident passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at his home while in the loving care of his family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Leighton was born January 27, 1935, in Interior Twp. (Trout Creek), MI ...

Karen L. Commenator

PALMER, MI - Karen L. Commenator, RN, BSN, CHPN, age 62, of Palmer, passed away unexpectedly on October 16, 2019, at her home. Karen was born in Lansing, Michigan, on September 16, 1957, the daughter of the late Ralph and Rita Commenator of Iron River. She attended the Hudson Area schools ...

Clyde Anderson

NEGAUNEE TWP., MI - Clyde C. ‘Tiny’ Anderson, 92, of Negaunee Township, passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, October 16, 2019, at the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans. We are grateful to have had him as long as we did. His sparkling, blue eyes and wonderful dimples will definitely ...

James Dale Hershey II

AZUSA, CA - James Dale Hershey II, Vietnam War Veteran, died unexpectedly of natural causes on January 24, 2019, in Azusa, CA. A full obituary will be in Sat. Nov. 9th’s Mining Journal. In remembrance of James’ life, a church service for family and friends will be held on November 14, ...

Mercedes G. ‘Ma’ Bell

REPUBLIC, MI - Mercedes G. “Ma” Bell, 86, of 8788 Hawks Drive, Republic, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019, in the home where she was born. She was in the loving care of her family and Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. The family will greet relatives and friends from 2:00 PM to ...

Kim ‘Jake’ Amon

ISHPEMING, MI - Kim “Jake” Amon, 67, of Ishpeming, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at The Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health & Rehabilitation Center. Jake was born on June 9, 1952, in Flint, Michigan to the late Donald and Colleen (Gibbs) Amon. He was a 1970 graduate of ...

William F. Maycunich

IRON MOUNTAIN, WI - William F. Maycunich, 83, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, WI. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 6, from 11 a.m. CST to 1 p.m. CST at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home, with an Honor ...

Richard ‘Dick’ Heimerman

MUNISING, MI - Richard “Dick” Heimerman, age 64, of Munising, died on Friday, November 1, 2019, All Saints Day, under the loving care of his family, friends, North Woods Home Hospice. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home bowerman funeralhome.net.

Ralph Phillip Doto

NEGAUNEE, MI - Ralph Phillip Doto, 83, of Main St., Negaunee, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 28, 2019 at his home. Ralph was born May 7, 1936 in Ishpeming to Ralph P. ‘Tuffy’ and Philomena (Denofre) Doto and graduated from Ishpeming High School, Class of 1954. He then earned ...

Sandra A. Haglund

MARQUETTE, MI - Sandra A. Haglund, age 82, of Marquette, and former Skandia resident, entered eternal life Sunday evening, October 27, 2019, at UP Health System Marquette, in the loving, comforting care of her family. Born October 11, 1937, in Sand River, a daughter of George E. and Laura M. ...

Elmer Sarasin

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI - Elmer Louis Sarasin, 89, of Perala Ct., Negaunee Township, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, October 27, 2019 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans with his loving family at his side. Elmer was born October 4, 1930 in Gwinn to Louis Elmer and Dollie Caroline ...