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Obituaries

Howard Edwin Nevala

L’ANSE, MI - Howard Edwin Nevala, age 75 of L’Anse, MI passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Oscar G Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, MI. He was born June 15, 1942 in L’Anse, MI son of Edwin and Elsie (Heikkinen) Nevala. Howard graduated from L’Anse High School in ...

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Nurmi

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI - Margaret Anna ‘Peggi’ Nurmi, 69, of 136 E Buffalo Road, Negaunee Township, passed away peacefully in the care of UP Health Services in Marquette knowing she was loved with her husband at her side. Peggi was born April 27, 1948 in Marquette and raised by her loving ...

Richard L. “Dick” Arnold

GREEN GARDEN, MI - Richard L. “Dick” Arnold, 86, of Green Garden, passed away peacefully, Saturday, April 14, 2018, at home, surrounded by family. He was born August 8, 1931, a son of Edmund and Elsie (Landosky) Arnold. Dick was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Green ...

William J. Ennett

ISHPEMING, MI - William James ‘Bill’ Ennett, 82, of Duncan Ave., Ishpeming, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, April 14, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. Bill was born January 10, 1936 in Ishpeming to William E. and Catherine (Violetta) Ennett and graduated from ...

Ellen T. Vivian

NEGAUNEE, MI – Ellen T. Vivian, age 74, longtime Negaunee resident, entered eternal life on Thursday, April 12, 2018. She had been a resident at the Marquette Co. Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming since April 2, 2018, and prior to that resided at the Teal Lake Senior Living Community for ...

William J. Ennett

ISHPEMING, MI - William James Ennett, 82, of Duncan Ave., Ishpeming, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, April 14, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. Arrangements will be announced by the Koskey Funeral Home.

Ocie L. Jakes

MARQUETTE, MI - Ocie Lee Jakes, 77, of Blemhuber Ave., passed away peacefully Saturday morning, April 14, 2018, at her daughter’s home with her loving family at her side and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice. Honoring Ocie’s wishes, services will be held at a later date in ...

Robert E. Carter

MARQUETTE, MI - Robert E. Carter, age 89, of Marquette, died Friday, April 13, 2018 at D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, in the loving, comforting care of his family. Services are incomplete at this time. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be ...

Elizabeth A. ‘Betty’ Bourgeois

MARQUETTE-BIG BAY, MI - Elizabeth A. “Betty” Bourgeois, age 91, of Marquette and former Big Bay resident, entered eternal life Thursday morning, April 12, 2018, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. Born March 5, 1927 in Marquette, a daughter of John C. and Olive E. (Paquette) ...

Mary Young

ATASCADERO, CA - Mary Ellen Young, age 68 of Atascadero, California passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at her home. She was born September 7, 1949 in L’Anse, Michigan daughter of Erling and Gertrude (Jurmu) Olsen. Mary graduated from L’Anse High School in 1967 and went on to attend ...

Raymond Paul Manzoline

HIBBING, MN - Raymond Paul Manzoline, age 88, longtime resident of Hibbing died Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the MN Veteran’s Home in Silver Bay. He was born October 22, 1929, in Ishpeming, MI. He was the youngest of six children born to Nunzio and Josephine (Zeppo) Manzoline – who ...

Kevin R. Swanson

GREEN BAY, WI - Kevin R. Swanson (Uncle Red), age 62, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 11, 2018. Kevin was born and raised in Marquette, MI. He was the 5th child of Betty Swanson (Penhale) and Kenneth R. Swanson. Kevin was a lifetime roofer working with his best ...

Paul G. Mahoney

FAIRVIEW, TX - Paul G. Mahoney, 81, died on Friday, April 6 in Fairview, Texas. Paul was born in Ishpeming, MI on March 16, 1937 to George and Leona Mahoney. He is survived by two sons, Mark (Cheryl) of Ventura, CA and Michael (Margaret) of Flower Mound, TX and 4 grandchildren. Also ...

Norman (Buck) Gotschall

PT. CHARLOTTE, FL - Norman (Buck) Gotschall, age 90, formerly of Big Bay, MI. passed away on August 25, 2017 in Pt. Charlotte, FL. He was born on May 19, 1927 to his beloved parents Lawrence and Eva Gotschall (Gage) in Gas City, IN. His father was a teacher/coach and they lived in several ...

Gerald A. Froberg

GWINN, MI - Gerald August Froberg, 87, of Gwinn, died peacefully Thursday, April 12, 2018 at UP Health System-Marquette. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home.

Donald Wesley Hoy

TRENARY, MI - Donald Wesley Hoy, age 86, of Trenary, passed away on Monday afternoon, April 9, 2018 at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Donald was born in Trenary on September 10, 1931, son of John and Lillie (Stine) Hoy. He graduated from Trenary High School in 1951. ...

Virginia A. Wuokko

WITCH LAKE, MI - Virginia “Ginny” Anita Wuokko, age 87, entered eternal life on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, surrounded by her loving family, at U. P. Health Systems Hospital in Marquette due to heart disease. Virginia was born on March 10, 1931, in Witch Lake to Louis and Helena (Janofski) ...

Gary K. Aken

MUNISING, MI - Gary K. Aken, age 77, of Munising, was called to heaven early Tuesday morning, April 10, 2018 at the Century Oaks Assisted Living Center in Appleton, Wisconsin. He was born in Munising, Michigan on March 11, 1941 to the late Bernard and Ruth (Eklund) Aken, Sr. Gary grew up in ...

James P. Daugherty

ISHPEMING, MI – James P. Daugherty, age 74, of 1180 Co Rd CPA, Ishpeming passed away peacefully on Monday April 9, 2018 at UP Health System Bell in Ishpeming. James was born July 27, 1943 in Butler, PA the son of the late Anthony L. and Ann R. (Christie) Daugherty. He was a graduate of the ...

Bernard Louis Maxfield

ISHPEMING, MI - Bernard “Bernie or Boo” Louis Maxfield, age 83, of Ishpeming, Michigan, went to be with our Lord and Savior on March 29, 2018 surrounded by family at the home of his daughter, Monica, in Deerfield, IL. A celebration of his life and salvation will be held at 11:00 am ...