Obituaries

Michael T. Rzanca

MUNISING, MI - Michael T. Rzanca, age 72, of Munising, died early Saturday evening, August 3, 2019 at UP Health System Marquette. He was born on July 15, 1947 in Munising, Michigan to the late August “Red” and Helen (Woodaz) Rzanca. Mike was raised in Munising and graduated from Sacred ...

Haylee Maree Martin AKA Haley Renee Curtis

MARQUETTE, MI - Haylee Maree Martin AKA Haley Renee Curtis, 30, of Marquette, passed away Monday morning, August 5, 2019 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey from multiple organ failure. She was born on September 12, 1988 in Adrian, Michigan and at the age of 6 was adopted and ...

Lillian M. Hainault

HANCOCK, MI - Lillian Marie Hainault, age 94, of Hancock, entered eternal life Thursday, August 1, 2019, at UP Health System - Marquette. Born December 22, 1924, in Calumet, a daughter of Joseph and Roseanna (Stukel) Sever, Lillian was raised in Calumet and Phoenix, Michigan. She attended ...

Nels G. Paavola

DIORITE, MI - Nels G. Paavola, age 91, lifelong area resident, passed away on Saturday August 3, 2019 at his home, while in the loving care of his family, and UP Home Health and Hospice. Nels was born on January 18, 1928 in Dexter Location of Ely Township, son of the late Gust and Laimi ...

Gary L. Basal

HARVEY, MI - Gary Laurence Basal, age 77, of Harvey, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming. Born April 28, 1942, in Marquette, the son of Laurence and Elsie (Rosin) Basal, Gary was raised in North Marquette and graduated from Graveraet High ...

Joan Hill

NEGAUNEE, MI - Joan Kae (Maki) Hill, 71, of Negaunee, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, August 4, 2019 at UP Health System - Marquette while in the care of her loving family. Joan was born October 31, 1947 in Marquette to Martin ‘Spike’ and Georgine (Rolstone) Maki, grew up in ...

Marian Basal

LAS VEGAS, NV - Marian (Anderson - Valenti) Basal, 86, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home in Las Vegas, NV on Aug. 29, 2018. Marian was born in Ishpeming Feb. 19, 1932 to mother Myrtle (Burling) and father Sigurd Anderson. Marian was enjoying knitting, crochet, sewing, ...

Scott Arbelius

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI - Scott Evald Arbelius, 59, of Co. Rd. 510, Negaunee Township, passed away in his sleep early Thursday morning, August 1, 2019 at the family camp on Little Shag Lake. Scott was born April 29, 1960 in Ishpeming to Leo E. and Alice L. (Peterson) Arbelius, graduated ...

Timothy Jon Stetson

MISSION VIEJO, CA - Timothy Jon Stetson, 65, former Ishpeming resident and longtime resident of Mission Viejo, CA passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 with his loving family by his side. A celebration of life will be held at Congress Pizza in Ishpeming on August 10th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Gretchen Cooper Long

MARQUETTE, MI – A Celebration of Life, honoring the life of Gretchen Cooper Long, will be held at 24 Middle Island Point on Saturday, August 10, from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Mrs. Long passed away May 26, 2019. Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family, ...

Sharon A. (Duer) Kleckner

MARQUETTE, MI - Lifelong Marquette resident, Sharon A. (Duer) Kleckner, age 74, entered eternal life Thursday, November 1, 2018, in the loving care of her family. A celebration of life will be held at the Kleckner family camp (E 1182 Diffin Rd., Trenary, MI) starting at 2pm on August 7, ...

Leona Rose Sult

MARQUETTE, MI - Leona Rose Sult, 91, of Marquette, passed away on Sunday morning, July 28, 2019 at Norlite Nursing Center with her family at her side and under the care of Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice. Leona was born on September 20, 1927 in Ishpeming to the late John and Martha ...

William ‘Bill’ J. Wallace

NEWBERRY, MI - William “Bill” J. Wallace, 72, of Newberry died Wednesday evening July 31, 2019 at his home after a long battle with cancer. A memorial service celebrating the life of Bill will be held Monday August 5, 2019 at 11 a.m. at J.L. DeCook Gymnasium with Pastor Jon Michael, of ...

Elizabeth “Liz” Hallstrom

CHATHAM, MI - Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Hallstrom, age 78 years, 364 days of Chatham, died at the Medilodge of Munising on Sunday afternoon, July 28, 2019. She was born on July 29, 1940, in Marquette, Michigan to Joe and Lili (Lintula) Spence. Liz was raised in Nashville, TN and while ...

Leona Rose Sult

MARQUETTE, MI - Leona Rose Sult, 91, of Marquette, passed away on Sunday morning, July 28, 2019, at Norlite Nursing Center with her family at her side and under the care of Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice. Leona was born on September 20, 1927, in Ishpeming, to the late John and Martha ...

Bruce Bartle

NEGAUNEE, MI - Bruce Paul Bartle, 76, of Negaunee, passed away Tuesday morning, July 30, 2019, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. Bruce was born August 20, 1942, in Ishpeming to Cecil and Minnie (Golder) Bartle and attended school in Negaunee where he remained a lifelong ...

Cynthia Novak Herzog

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Cynthia Novak Herzog, age 66, of Marquette, MI, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 29, 2019. Surviving are her husband of 42 years, Dennis Herzog M.D.; her daughters; Erin (Jeffrey) Gottleber, Heidi Herzog, and Bridget (Jeramie) Wilson, her grandchildren; Ethan, ...

Charles Brunette

REEDSVILLE, WI - Charles Brunette, 57, of Reedsville, passed away early Sunday evening, July 28, 2019 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Green Bay. Charles was born on October 1, 1961 in Marquette, Michigan, son of the late Charles and Violet (Bazzinette) Brunette. On June 6, 1984, he married ...

Kaitlyn Elizabeth Hosking

MARQUETTE, MI - Kaitlyn Elizabeth Hosking, age 19, passed away unexpectedly at home on June 30, 2019. Kaitlyn was so full of life, she could make you laugh as soon as she entered a room. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and loved more then anything to spend time with her son, Archer. ...

Geraldine F. Perala

ROCKFORD, IL - 1933—2019 Geraldine F. Perala, 85, of Rockford, passed away on February 19, 2019. She was born on April 4, 1933, in Harmon, IL, the daughter of Floyd and Mildred (Reneau) Lincoln. She graduated from Dixon High School. Geraldine married Irving B. “Ben” Perala on October 23, ...