Obituaries

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Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, cloudy. A chance of drizzle in the evening. Lows around 34. North winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent. Friday, cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 49. North winds 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the ...

Caleb Lucas Arntsen

MARQUETTE, MI – Caleb Lucas Arntsen, age 17, of Marquette, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 2, 2019. Born June 28, 2001, in Ishpeming, the son of Joe and Debrah (Rybicki) Arntsen, Caleb lived in metro Detroit, while enjoying vacationing in Marquette with family and friends, and later ...

Bruce M. Thompson

MT. PLEASANT, SC - Bruce Mandley Thompson, 83, of Mt. Pleasant, SC (formerly of Gaffney, Spartanburg and Waterloo, SC) entered into eternal rest on Monday, May, 6. Bruce graduated from Presbyterian College with a BA in Economics. He was Little All-American basketball player for the Blue Hose ...

Walter Fred Peterson Jr.

ISHPEMING, MI - Walter Fred Peterson Jr., age 55, passed away Monday May 6, 2019 while in the loving care of his family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Walter was born in Manistique, MI on October 23,1963, a son of Linda S. (Nikula) and Walter F. Peterson. He graduated from Ishpeming High ...

Ione Darlene Barr

MARQUETTE, MI - Ione Darlene Barr, 81, formerly of Marquette, passed away on March 6, 2019 at her home. She was born on June 29, 1937 to Louis and Agnes (Triggs) Beaudry in Marquette, Michigan. She graduated from Marquette High School in 1955. On March 25, 1972 she married Milton Barr in ...

Shirley J Marcotte

NEGAUNEE, MI - Shirley Jean (Jandron) Marcotte, 90, of Croix Street, Negaunee passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon May 4, 2019 at home in her favorite chair with her loving daughter at her side. Shirley was born November 9, 1928 in Ishpeming, the youngest child of George and Nell ...

Jerome ‘Jerry’ Hughes

HARBOR SPRINGS, MI - Jerome (Jerry) Albert Hughes (78) of Harbor Springs died peacefully on April 4, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Jerry was born in Ishpeming, MI in January 1941 to Timothy C. Hughes and Dorothy Webb. Siblings included Mary Jane (Coffee), Timothy P and Michael. ...

Anna ‘Ann’ Anderson

MARQUETTE, MI – Services for Anna “Ann” Anderson will be held at Marquette Hope – Marquette Campus, on Saturday, May 11. The family will receive relatives and friends beginning at 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. ...

Aune Anna-Liisa Hallstrom

CHATHAM, MI - Graveside services for Aune Anna-Liisa Hallstrom will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Chatham on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. There will be a fellowship luncheon and time of visiting at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church on W. Onota Street in Chatham from 11:00 a.m. ...

Clarence J. ‘Cubby’ White

NEGAUNEE, MI - Clarence J. “Cubby” White, 99, of Peck St., Negaunee, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, March 10, 2019, at the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 11th at St. Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Larry ...

Christopher ‘Chris’ S. Rajala

GREEN BAY, WI - Christopher “Chris” S. Rajala, 36, Green Bay, WI, formerly of Escanaba, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday April 30, 2019, at his home in Green Bay. He was born on May 11, 1982, in Escanaba, son of Jenna (Berry) Nyman and Scott Rajala. Chris earned his associates degree ...

Keith E. Farrell

BRAMPTON, MI - Keith E. Farrell, age 83, of Brampton, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba. Keith was born April 9, 1936 the son of Ira and Carmen (Greenless) Farrell. He retired in his 50’s with RJ Reynolds Company after a ...

James A. Meni

SUSSEX, WI - James A. Meni, 73, of Sussex, WI, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019. He was born in Negaunee, MI., on August 3rd, 1945, the eldest son of the late James and Jalma Meni (Tullila) James (Buzz) grew up in Negaunee and was a 1963 graduate of Negaunee High School. He served in the ...

Geraldine Erickson

GWINN, MI - Geraldine Annette ‘Gerrie’ Erickson, 83, of N. River Dr., Gwinn, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday morning, May 1, 2019, in the care of her loving husband and Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice. Gerrie was born July 27, 1935, in Princeton, to Alexander and Irene ...

Gerald E. ‘Papa’ Krieg

MARQUETTE, MI - Gerald Earl “Jerry” Krieg, 85, of Au Train, died Sunday afternoon, April 28, 2019 at home, surrounded by family and under the care of Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice. Jerry was born in Marquette on October 10, 1933, the first son of Earl and Geraldine (LaBonte) ...

Gordon ‘Gordy’ Lee Nykanen

EBEN JUNCTION, MI - Gordon “Gordy” Lee Nykanen, age 65, of Eben Junction, passed April 30, 2019 in his home surrounded by his loving family and North Woods Home Hospice. Gordy was born to Edwin and Irene (Hinstala) Nykanen March 15, 1954, in Marquette, MI. Gordy grew up on Magnum Road in ...

Carolyn Howard

NEGAUNEE, MI - Carolyn Ann Howard, 82, formerly of E. Main St., Negaunee, passed away peacefully Monday evening, April 29, 2019, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. Carolyn was born June 13, 1936, in Birmingham, MI to Perrin and Ruth (Millar) Shattuck and graduated from Birmingham ...

Steven Koski

MARQUETTE, MI - Steven Uno Koski, 62, of Marquette, died Sunday evening, April 28, 2019 shortly after admittance to U.P. Health System-Marquette. Steve was born on December 16, 1956 in Marquette, a son of Edward and Edna (Hautio) Koski and was a lifelong area resident. He was a 1975 ...

Evangeline Mae Maki

GWINN, MI - Evangeline Mae Maki, 3 Months, died Wednesday evening, April 24, 2019 at UP Health System-Marquette. Evangeline touched so many in her short life. Her family will remember her whole-face smile. She is survived by her parents, Lee B. and Christine A. (Carroll) Maki of Gwinn; ...

William C. ‘Buck’ King

MARQUETTE, MI - William C. “Buck” King, age 87, of Marquette, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019, at his residence, in the house he proudly built by himself. Bill was born August 20, 1931, in Marquette, a son of Arthur and Margaret “Pearl” (Chapman) King. One thing about Bill, he ...