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Obituaries

Lowell D. ‘Red’ Jolin

RESERVE, LA - Lowell D. “Red” Jolin, age 85, of Marquette, died Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at home following a long illness. Born January 11, 1935, in Marquette, a son of Charles Jolin and Rosella (Nebel) Jolin, Lowell was raised in Marquette. Rosella Jolin raised Lowell and his ...

Barbara R. Peterson

NEGAUNEE, MI - Barbara R. Peterson, 93, in the presence of her loving family, went to be with her Lord on September 15, 2020, at Eastwood Nursing Home in Negaunee, Michigan. She was born May 12, 1927, daughter of John and Victoria (Pertile) Frello. Barbara married Howard Peterson, and he ...

Cherie J. Marcotte

ELY TWP, MI - Cherie J. Marcotte, age 71, longtime area resident, passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at her daughter’s home, while in the loving care of her family and Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice. The Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home is assisting the family and will ...

Fred Bark

AUTRAIN, MI - Fred Bark, age 85, of AuTrain Lake, died Friday, September 11, 2020 at Medilodge of Munising. A private family graveside service will be held at the Rose Hill Cemetery in St. Clair, MI. Fred’s obituary and online guestbook may be viewed and signed at bowermanfuneralhome.net

Nancy Johnson

ISHPEMING, MI - Nancy Kay Johnson of Marquette, MI, passed away Sunday, September 13th, 2020, at the age of 54. There will be no services. Canale & Pennock Funeral Service is assisting the family where memories may be shared at canalepennock.com

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Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, mostly clear, with a low around 37. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight. Saturday, mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Saturday night, mostly clear, with a low around 48. South wind around 10 mph. Sunday, sunny, with ...

Lucille G. ‘Lucy’ Florek

MARQUETTE, MI - Lucille G. “Lucy” Florek, age 93, of Negaunee, walked on into eternity on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Eastwood Nursing Center. Born October 13, 1926, in Rogers City, to John L. and Genevieve (Paquin) Vincent, Lucy was raised in Naubinway. Lucy’s father was a fishing ...

Sherry A. Pittsley

ELY TWP, MI- Sherry A. Pittsley, age 67 of 26152 US Hwy 41 W. Champion (Ely Twp) passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving family and under the care of hospice. Sherry was born on March 13, 1953, in Marquette, MI to Lloyd Sr and Elizabeth (King) Croschere. ...

Howard Belmore

MARQUETTE, MI - Howard Belmore, age 97, of Marquette, entered eternal life Wednesday morning, September 16, 2020, at home, in the loving, comforting care of his family and caregivers at Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. Fassbender Swanson Hansen ...

Katherine ‘Kathy’ Jean Fulcher

MUNISING, MI - Life is beautiful. Count your blessings. That is the legacy that Kathy Fulcher left to her friends and family as she departed this world and entered into her heavenly kingdom by her strong faith on Monday morning, September 14, 2020 following a brief and unexpected illness. ...

Jeanne C. VanAbel

MARQUETTE, MI – Jeanne Carol VanAbel, age 76, of Marquette, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020, at home. Born April 10, 1944, in Marquette, a daughter of Leonard and Irene (Silverstein) Fluette, Jeanne was a lifelong Marquette resident. A homemaker, Jeanne enjoyed her friends, shopping, ...

Frank Joseph Stimac Jr.

MUNISING, MI - Frank Joseph Stimac, Jr., age 86, of Munising, died Friday evening, September 11, 2020 at his home. Services for Frank will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020. Due to Michigan’s executive orders, masks will be required and the funeral home staff will assist with the ...

Amy E. Mattson

GWINN, MI - Amy Elizabeth Mattson, 44, of Gwinn, passed away on Friday, September 11, 2020. A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the Gwinn Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Martin officiating. Canale & Pennock Funeral Service in Ishpeming is assisting ...

Therese DePetro

MARQUETTE, MI - Therese DePetro, age 64, of Marquette, entered eternal life August 24, 2020. Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family, where an obituary may be viewed, and condolences expressed, online at fassbenderswansonhansen.com

Frank Joseph Stimac, Jr.

MUNISING, MI - Frank Joseph Stimac, Jr., age 86, of Munising, died Friday evening, September 11, 2020 at his home under the loving care of his family and North Woods Hospice. He was born in Munising on April 16, 1934, to Frank and Albena (Shega) Stimac. Frank participated in track during ...

Francis (Frank) V. Egeler

GWINN, MI - Francis (Frank) V. Egeler, most recently of Gwinn, Michigan, passed away on September 5, 2020, at Upper Peninsula Health Systems, Marquette from complications from diabetes after a long struggle with the disease but, never with a complaint. Frank was born in Bangor, Maine, on ...

Leslie Jack McLenithan

MARQUETTE, MI - Leslie Jack McLenithan, age 87, of Marquette, fell asleep in death, Sunday, September 13, 2020, at Trillium Hospice House in the loving care of his family and caregivers at U.P. Home Health and Hospice, following a short battle with leukemia. Jack was preceded in death by his ...

Norine A. Maki

REPUBLIC, MI - Norine A. Maki, age 74, of 28537 Co. Rd. 601 Champion, MI, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020, at UP Health System Marquette. Norine was born in Ishpeming, Michigan on January 25, 1946, a daughter of the late Walter and Marie (Bjorne) Salo. She graduated from Ishpeming ...

Karen F. Waldschmidt

CAMPBELLSPORT, WI - Karen F. Waldschmidt, 70, of Campbellsport, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 11, 2020. She was born in Alger, Michigan, on June 3, 1950, the daughter of Leo and Jeannette (nee Stuer) Virta. She was a 1968 graduate of Eben High School. On October 30, 1971, ...

Allan J. Bjork

CORPUS CRISTI, TX - Allan L. Bjork, 87, of Michigamme, MI, passed away Monday night, Sept. 7, 2020, at his winter residence in Corpus Christi, TX. Allan was born on August 26, 1933, in Negaunee, MI, to the late Folke “Bushy” and Ruth (Heavyside) Bjork. He was a graduate of the Ishpeming ...