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Obituaries

Peter Karampelas

GLENVIEW, IL - On June 3, 2020, Peter Karampelas peacefully passed on at the age of 76. He is survived by his beloved wife, Aliki Karampelas (Sitaras); daughter, Mariana; son, P.J.; daughter-in-law, Magdalene (Marcyan), and; grandson, Cameron. He will be missed by his brother, Angelo ...

Shaun Stephen Devlin

MARQUETTE, MI - Shaun Stephen Devlin, age 82, of Marquette, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020, at UP Health System - Marquette, in the loving, comforting care of his family. Honoring Shaun’s request, no services will be scheduled. Memorials may be directed to the Peter White Public Library, ...

Michael P. Beerman

MARQUETTE, MI - Michael Paul Beerman, 64, of East Leroy, MI and formerly of Marquette, passed away Friday morning, June 12, 2020, at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, MI. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Fred Chenail

GLADSTONE, MI - Fred J. Chenail, age 78, of Gladstone, passed away Wednesday June 10, 2020, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Fred was born in Escanaba, Michigan, on July 4, 1941, to Ruth Agnes (Niemi) and Fred B. Chenail of Rapid River, MI. Fred grew up and graduated from Trenary High School ...

Donald E. Simula

KEWEENAW BAY, MI - Donald E. Simula, age 89 of Keweenaw Bay, MI passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020 at U.P. Health System Marquette, MI. He was born August 7, 1930 in Keweenaw Bay son of Elmer and Helen (Kinnunen) Simula. Don graduated from Baraga High School in 1949. He was in the ...

Robert Kimmel Laraway

NAUBINWAY, MI, - Robert Kimmel Laraway, 94, of Naubinway, died Wednesday afternoon June 10, 2020 at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace surrounded by his loving family. Born June 2, 1926 in Martin, son of the late David and Lottie (Kimmel) Laraway, Robert was a graduate of Martin High ...

Michael D. Sirois

GWINN, MI - Michael D. Sirois, 63, of Gwinn, died Wednesday morning, June 3, 2020, at UP Health System- Marquette. Michael was born in Maine, November 1956, to Joan Daigle Sirois and Joseph Sirois. He graduated from Gwinn High School in 1976. He served in the U.S. Army as a tank crewmember ...

Edward ‘Ted’ Peppin

CUMMING, GA - Edward “Ted” Peppin, age 77, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2020, at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in 1943, to the late Edward and Madeline Leon Peppin. He attended St. Brendan’s Catholic Church in Cumming, GA and was a longtime member of St. ...

Cindy Lou (Smith) Harmon

BISHOPVILLE, SC - Cindy Lou Harmon, of Bishopville, SC, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on May 31, 2020 after a valiant battle with cancer. Cindy was born June 20, 1955 in Addison, MI to Melvin & Henrietta Smith. They called the Upper Peninsula of Michigan their ...

Bradley A. Helsten

ISHPEMING, MI - Bradley A. Helsten, age 44, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020. Bradley was born in Ishpeming, Michigan on October 24, 1975, a son of the late Mary Sue (Keto) and Raymond Helsten. He graduated from Westwood High School. Brad worked as a heavy equipment operator. He was an ...

Ronald H. ‘Ron’ Smith

MARQUETTE, MI - Ronald H. “Ron” Smith, 76, of Marquette, Michigan, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 6, with his loving wife by his side, and in the presence of his family. Ron was born on July 22, 1943 in Dearborn, Michigan to Robert and Edith Smith. On June 4, 1947 he moved ...

Bruce Jalmer “Gus” Stenfors

ISHPEMING, MI - Bruce Jalmer “Gus” Stenfors, age 73, of Ishpeming, entered eternal life Wednesday evening, May 27, 2020, at the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Administration Hospital in Iron Mountain, in the loving, comforting care of his family. Born May 17, 1947, in Iron Mountain, a son of ...

Jason Jennings

TIBURON, CA - Jason William Jennings, 67, of Tiburon, California, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at the Marin Health Medical Center after suffering a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm at home on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Jason was born May 31, 1952, in Ishpeming to William and Beverly ...

John E. Heidemann

ISHPEMING, MI - John Edward Heidemann, age 87, of 265 Olmsted Lane Ishpeming, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 at Marquette County Medical Care Facility. John was born in Ironwood, MI on January 1, 1933, a son of the late Gertrude (Coleman) and Richard E. Heidemann. He ...

Robert Morrison Neil

CANTON, MI - Robert Morrison Neil age 91, a former resident of Ishpeming, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2020 in Canton, MI. Bob was born in Caspian, MI in the Upper Peninsula on January 2, 1929 to the late Harris and Helen (Morrison) Neil. He is survived by his loving family including ...

Marjorie A. Perron

MUNISING, MI - Marjorie A. Perron, age 96, of Munising, entered into the arms of her heavenly Father on December 19, 2019, at Medilodge of Munising. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Father Michael Ocran on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Munising. Interment ...

Devina Mary “Chuckie” Lawrence

MARQUETTE, MI - Devina Mary “Chuckie” Lawrence, 89, of Marquette, died peacefully Monday afternoon, May 4, 2020 at her home. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Peter Cathedral on Wednesday, June 10th at 12 Noon. The family will greet relatives and friends in the Bishop’s Room of the ...

Loyst E. Trombley

GLADSTONE, MI - Loyst E. Trombley, age 87, of 2000 Lake Shore Drive, Gladstone, MI (formerly of Dana Lake- Wetmore, MI) passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 at home surrounded by loved ones. Loyst was born on July 9th, 1932 in Munising, MI, the son of Charles E. and ...

M. Elaine Poirier

ISHPEMING, MI - M. Elaine Poirier, age 84, longtime Ishpeming area resident, passed away on June 3, 2020 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility while in the loving care of her family and nursing home staff. M. Elaine was born in Ishpeming on May 23, 1936 daughter of the late John ...

David J. Beauchamp

ROCK, MI - On Sunday evening, May 31, 2020, David Joseph Beauchamp, wonderful and loving husband and father of three children, passed away after a valiant battle with cancer with his family by his side. David was born on December 22, 1950 to Ronald and Rose (DeBaker) Beauchamp. He was the ...