Obituaries

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 ...

Georgia (Parker) Fezzey

TUCSON, AZ - Georgia O. Fezzey, 82, of Tucson, AZ. formerly of Marquette, MI passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Born to George and Olive (LaBlue) Parker on Dec. 10, 1936 in Marquette, MI. Georgia grew up in Marquette and was chosen Prom Queen and crowned to reign over the 1953 ...

Peggy A. Narhi

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI - Peggy Anita Narhi, age 63, of Marquette Township, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019, in the comfort of her home and surrounded by her beloved pets, Mickey and Tinker. Peggy was born May 19, 1955, in Marquette, a daughter of Virginia Baker. She was a lifelong ...

Lucas Hakkarinen

GREEN BAY, WI - Lucas Hakkarinen, 22, Green Bay, passed away unexpectedly, April 26, 2019. Born on August 13, 1996, he is the son of Thomas Huron and Melissa Bartol. Lucas was always willing to lend a helping hand. He loved to play cribbage, casino, and listen to music. Lucas was very ...

Cathryn Ross Clark

BEVERLY HILLS, MI - July 9, 1955 - April 25, 2019 Cathryn Ross Clark, age 63 of Beverly Hills Michigan, passed away Thursday April 25, 2019 at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. She was born July 9, 1955 to parents Margaret E. and Gerald P. Ross from Berkley Michigan. Cathryn ...

Pearl N. Perry

MARQUETTE, MI – Pearl Norene Perry, age 93, entered eternal life Friday, April 26, 2019, at Eastwood Nursing Center, in the loving care of her family. Born February 2, 1926, in Indian Town (Munising area) a daughter of Theodore and Mabel (Carr) Paquette, Pearl was raised in Indian Town and ...

Alice Lucy (Solfanelli) Stanchina

ESCANABA, MI - Alice Lucy (Solfanelli) Stanchina, 95, Escanaba, MI, entered eternal life peacefully Friday, April 26, 2019 surrounded by her loving family at Upper Peninsula Health Systems. Alice was spiritually born in Loretto, MI April 3rd1924, she was the last born of six children to Louis ...

Roger R. Hytinen

ISHPEMING TWP., MI – Roger R. Hytinen, age 69, of 1760 Glenwood Lane, Ishpeming Twp. passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019 at his home following a brief battle with cancer. Roger was born in Negaunee, MI on March 22, 1950, son of the late Elizabeth (Sillonpaa) and Raymond “Pinky” ...

Dale R. ‘Snelbert’ Helsten

NATIONAL MINE, MI - Dale R. “Snelbert” Helsten, age 66, longtime National Mine resident passed away Friday April 26, 2019 at his home. Dale was born in Ishpeming, Michigan on March 27, 1953, a son of the late Hazel (Seablom) and William Arthur Helsten. He graduated from National Mine ...

Cristine M. Knight

MIDWAY LOCATION, MI - Cristine Mae Knight, 54, of Midway Location, passed away Friday morning, April 19, 2019 at her residence. Cristine was born on January 30, 1965 in Marquette to the late Don D. Knight and Yvonne (Ensign) Milligan. Cris worked at Wells Fargo, then went to work at the ...