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Obituaries

Susan Deiter

MARQUETTE, MI - Susan Deiter, 68, of Harvey, died peacefully early Wednesday morning, February 28, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home, which will ...

Patrick J. ‘Pat’ McMahon

MARQUETTE, MI - Patrick J. “Pat” McMahon, 74, of Marquette, died peacefully Thursday evening, February 22, 2018 at his home, surrounded by family and under the care of Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. Pat was born on December 30, 1943 in Marquette, a son of the late Walter D. and ...

Thomas ‘Tom’ Ferrigan

MUNISING, MI - Thomas John Ferrigan, age 77, of Munising and formerly of Morrice, Michigan died Sunday, February 25, 2018 at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born in Owosso, Michigan on April 24, 1940 to the late Clarence and Doris (Jordan) Ferrigan. Tom grew up in Morrice and ...

Edward Hines Jr.

MUNISING / HIGHLAND, MI - Edward Hines, Jr. age 88, of Munising and formerly of Highland, Michigan, died Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Medilodge of Munising. He was born on June 21, 1929 in Highland, Michigan to the late Edward and Thelma (Toncray) Hines, Sr. Ed graduated from Milford ...

William ‘Bill’ Christensen

MARQUETTE, MI - William “Bill” Christensen, Sr., 61, of Marquette died peacefully Saturday evening, February 24, 2018 at his home with his wife and daughter by his side and under the care of Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. Bill was born on March 22, 1956 in Oakland, California. He ...

Patrick J. ‘Pat’ McMahon

MARQUETTE - Patrick J. “Pat” McMahon, 74, of Marquette, died peacefully Thursday evening, February 22, 2018 at his home, surrounded by family and under the care of Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. Pat was born on December 30, 1943 in Marquette, a son of the late Walter D. and Marion ...

Nathan Wilson Saari (Nathan: meaning ‘Gift of God’)

MARQUETTE - Nathan Wilson Saari, age 35, entered eternal life Thursday, February, 22, 2018, doing what he loved to do, flying. He touched many lives, lived many lives, and we wish he lived longer, as we on earth miss him and mourn. Born November 26, 1982 in Boston, Massachusetts, a son of ...

James ‘Jimmy’ St. Cyr

MARQUETTE, MI - James Andrew “Jimmy” St. Cyr, 21 of Marquette, entered eternal life on Sunday, February 25, 2018. James had suffered from concussion syndrome since the age of 17. Jimmy’s family will greet relatives and friends in the Gathering Space at St. Peter Cathedral on Thursday ...

Berthold P.E. Riesterer

MARQUETTE, MI - Berthold P.E. Riesterer, 82, of Marquette, formerly of Detroit, died Monday morning, February 26, 2018, at Mill Creek Assisted Living while under the care of Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice. A private celebration of Berthold’s life will be held at a later date. The ...

Florence G. Wigg

FORT GRATIOT, /NEGAUNEE, MI - Florence G. Wigg, 99, of 24th Ave., Fort Gratiot, MI and former longtime Negaunee resident, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 22, 2018 at The Sanctuary at Mercy Village, Fort Gratiot. Florence was born August 3, 1918 in Marquette to Carl ‘Charles’ ...

Thomas ‘Tom’ Ferrigan

MUNISING - Thomas “Tom” Ferrigan, age 77, of Munising, died Sunday, February 25, 2018 at his home. Please look to Wednesday’s edition of The Mining Journal and bowermanfuneralhome.net for service information.

Robertta ‘Bertie’ Giese

MUNISING - Robertta “Bertie” Giese, age 74, of 218 W. Chocolay Street, Munising, died on Sunday afternoon, February 25, 2018 at U.P. Health System Marquette following a week long illness. Visiting time with family and friends will be held at the Bowerman Funeral Home in Munising on ...

Mary Gail Grimes

HARVEY, MI - Mary Gail Grimes, age 78, of Harvey, entered eternal life on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Norlite Nursing Center, in the loving, comforting care of her family. Mary was born December 20, 1939, in Marquette, the first child and only daughter of Charles and Agnes (Pleau) ...

Fred Lawrence Robare

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI - Fred Lawrence Robare, age 44, of Marquette Township, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018, unexpectedly at home in his sleep. Born March 16, 1973, in Marquette, a son of Fred A. and Barbara (Spitz) Robare, Fred was raised in Marquette and was a graduate of Marquette ...

Edward Hines Jr.

MUNISING / HIGHLAND, MI - Edward Hines, Jr. age 88, of Munising and formerly of Highland, Michigan, died Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Medilodge of Munising. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home. bowermanfuneralhome.net

Susan Diane “Susie” Smith

MARQUETTE TWP, MI – Susan Diane “Susie” Smith, age 65, of Marquette Township, entered eternal life Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, following a brief illness, in the loving care of her family. Born October 13, 1952, in Marquette, a ...

Mary Frances Jackson

DULUTH, MN - Mary Frances Jackson died peacefully on February 20, 2018 in Duluth, MN with “Her Kid”, Robin Buell Whaley at her side. She was born to Clarice Pauline (Motherwell) Jackson and Charles Rowe Jackson Jr., in 1931 in Birmingham, MI. When Mary was 12, she and her widowed ...

Ruth Elsie Hyry Nicholas

KAILUA, HI - Born January 21, 1931 in Beacon, Michigan Ruth Elsie (Hyry) Nicholas died peacefully December 18, 2017 at home in Kailua, Hawaii with family at her side. She was 86 years old. Ruth enjoyed an idyllic childhood in the Upper Peninsula town of Champion, MI. She graduated as ...

Dawn Renee’ Whitson

BARDSTOWN, KY - A Bardstown resident, Miss Dawn Renee’ Whitson, age 50, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018 at Baptist East Health in Louisville. She was born on October 6, 1967 at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Gwinn, Michigan. For the last 2 years Renee’ has been at Bardstown ...

Roxanne Esther Wiik

AURA, MI - Roxanne Esther Wiik, age 73 of Aura, MI passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Bayside Village in L’Anse, MI. She was born July 20, 1944 in Detroit, MI daughter of Reuben and Thelma (Hiltunen) Sandbank. Roxanne graduated in 1962 from Wilbert Wright High School in ...