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Obituaries

Terry James Johnson

ISHPEMING, MI - Terry James Johnson, age 78, of 629 E. Ridge St. Ishpeming, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming. Terry was born in Chicago, IL on March 27, 1941, a son of the late Florence Marie (Berschinski) and Carl Victor ...

Doris M. Brasure

MARQUETTE, MI - Doris M. Brasure, 98, of Marquette, passed away on Saturday morning, March 7, 2020, at Mill Creek Assisted Living, under the care of her family and Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice. She was born March 22, 1921, in Pound, Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Herman and ...

Garry DeWayne Henshaw, USAF, Ret.

MARQUETTE, MI – MSgt Garry DeWayne Henshaw, USAF, retired, age 78, of Harvey, entered eternal life Thursday, March 12, 2020, at UP Health System – Marquette, in the loving care of his family. Born April 24, 1941, in Saline County, Illinois, a son of Luther Earnest and Nellie Pearl ...

Jean G. Hawkins

UNION GROVE, WI - Jean G. Hawkins, age 78, passed away at Oak Ridge Care Center on March 11, 2020. She was born on August 1, 1941 to parents Melvin and Olive (nee. Anderson) Kruegel in Milwaukee, WI. The family moved to Franklin while she was a preschooler and Jean lived there till she got ...

Paul D. Pietro

STERLING, AK - Sterling, AK resident Paul D. Pietro, 75, passed away Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2020 at home. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Paul was born Dec. 24, 1944 in Ishpeming, Mich. He worked at Mather B and Republic Mines as a young man. Paul moved to Alaska in 1981 and ...

Jean J. Frederickson

ISHEPMING, MI - Jean J. Frederickson, age 91, long time Ishpeming resident, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee where she has resided for the past 3 1/2 years. Jean was born in Ishpeming, Michigan on December 23, 1928, a ...

Daniel McAlpine

MARQUETTE, MI - Daniel James McAlpine, age 70, a lifelong Michigan resident, entered eternal rest Saturday morning, March 7, 2020, at the Trillium Hospice House, in the loving care of his family and the caregivers of Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. Born April 1, 1949, in Gulliver, Dan ...

Cheryl Boyer

PALMER, MI - Cheryl Ann ‘Chook’ Boyer, 68, of Nicholas Ave., Palmer, passed away early Thursday morning, March 12, 2020 at her son’s home in Newberry. Cheryl was born December 26, 1951 in Chicago to John and Mary (Nelson) Jokipii, graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of 1970 ...

Scott Holmgren

MONONA, WI - Scott Holmgren of Monona, Wis., passed away peacefully in his home, on March 8, 2020, at the age of 73, surrounded by his loving family. Scott was born on Sept. 17, 1946, in Ishpeming, Mich. He graduated from Ishpeming High School and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree ...

Michael ‘Mikey’ LaHaye

LOS LUNAS, NM - Michael LaHaye, age 31, of Los Lunas, New Mexico, passed away on the early morning hours of March 3, 2020. He was at home surrounded by his mother, father, and sister. Born March 9, 1988, on K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Michael attended St. Michael’s Catholic School, as well ...

Margaret M. Kryfka

SPRING LAKE, MI - Margaret “Maggie” M. Kryfka, age 81, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020. She was born August 19, 1938 to William and Mary (Ghiardi) Johns in Negaunee, MI. On October 4, 1958 she married the love of her life Frank Kryfka and they spent 61 happy years together. Maggie ...

Ronald Collins

NEGAUNEE, MI - Ronald Jethro Collins, 86, passed away at home (just as he wished) on Thursday evening March 5, 2020. “Ron” or “Jethro” as he was known by friends, was born to Hilda (Williams) Beard-Collins and Jethro Collins on May 15, 1933 at 116 Cleveland Street on Negaunee’s west ...

Sarah Williams

CHATHAM, MI - Sarah Williams, age 87, of Chatham, died Monday, March 9, 2020 at the Trillium Hospice House in Marquette, under the loving care of her family, Lake Superior Hospice and the Trillium House staff. Sarah was born in her family home in Chatham on October 12, 1932 to her parents ...

John E. Johnson

MARQUETTE, MI - John Eskil Johnson, Jr., 93, of Marquette, died peacefully on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans while under the care of Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice. John was born in Janesville, WI on October 10, 1926, to John Eskil and Ethel (Olson) ...

Diane Faye Elder

ESCANABA, MI - Diane Faye Elder, 78, passed away late Saturday morning, March 7, 2020 at her home in Escanaba. She was born in Marquette, MI, on December 12, 1941, daughter of Raymond A. and Vivian I. (Hakala) Gutzman. Diane was raised in Marquette, MI, Skandia, MI, Chico, CA and Escanaba,MI ...

Michael Charles Mantyla

ISHPEMING, MI - Michael Charles Mantyla, 64, of Ishpeming, died peacefully Thursday morning, February 27, 2020, with his wife, Sandra, at his side. He was born on March 11, 1956, a son of the late Anselm and Joyce Mantyla. He was raised in Ishpeming, MI and owned Creative Plastic Plus. ...

Daniel C. McMahon

WEST BEND, WI - Daniel C. McMahon, age 77, of West Bend died peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, March 8, 2020. He was born July 18, 1942, in Marquette, MI, to Walter and Marion McMahon. On July 22, 1967, he was united in marriage to Kathleen Dwyer, at St. Michael’s Church, ...

William E.“Bill” Davis

TRENARY, MI - William E. “Bill” Davis, age 90, of Trenary, died early Tuesday morning March 10, 2020 at his home under the loving care of his family and North Woods Home Hospice. He was born on June 9, 1929 in Trenary, Michigan to the late Vance “V.B.” and Elizabeth (Elliot) Davis. ...

Patricia “Pat” Akkala

BIG BAY, MI – Patricia Helen “Pat” Akkala, age 84, of Big Bay, entered eternal life Sunday, March 8, 2020, at her home, in the loving care of her family and caregivers of Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. Born April 25, 1935, in New York City, a daughter of Edward and Helen ...

Donald F. “Don” Beck

ISHPEMING, MI – Donald F. “Don” Beck, age 68, of Ishpeming, entered eternal life Saturday, March 7, 2020, at U.P. Health System-Marquette, in the loving care of his family. Born July 21, 1951, in Flint, a son of Frederick Edmond and Grace Ann (Sparks) Beck, Don grew up in the Flint area ...