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Obituaries

Shirley Ann (Aho) Taccolini

MARQUETTE, MI - Shirley Ann (Aho) Taccolini, age 84, passed away peacefully at U.P. Health System-Marquette Comfort Care on Sunday, April 8th, surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born in Marquette, Michigan on September 30, 1933, the daughter of Charles and Leona (Dupras) Aho. She ...

Mark J. Ennett

CASSELBERRY, FL - It is with great sadness that the family of Mark Ennett (61) announces his passing on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Originally from Ishpeming, Mark lived in Casselberry, FL for 21 years. Mark worked for Cleveland Cliffs for 20 years and ...

Mary A. Kantola

ISHPEMING, MI - Mary A. Kantola, age 83, longtime Ishpeming area resident, passed away Thursday April 5, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility while in the loving care of her family, nursing home staff, and U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Mary was born in Negaunee on September 25, ...

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Kessel

NEW RICHMOND, WI - Robert J. “Bob” Kessel, 70, of New Richmond, Wisconsin, formerly of Marquette, died unexpectedly on Monday, March 19, 2018 in New Richmond. Bob was born on October 24, 1947 in Escanaba, a son of the late William and Hilda (Haas) Kessel and was a graduate of Bishop ...

Theodore T.H. ‘Ted’ Raisanen

WAKEFIELD, MI - Theodore Terry Herman Raisanen, 73, of Wakefield and former Palmer resident, passed away Sunday evening, April 8, 2018 at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital. Ted was born April 8, 1945 in Ishpeming to Karl and Hilja (Hyvonen) Raisanen and attended the Palmer school. He spent many ...

Lucille V. Livermore

VAN MEER, MI - Lucille V. Livermore, age 92, of Van Meer and Wetmore, died early Monday morning, April 9, 2018 at the MediLodge in Munising. She was born on October 29, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to Fred and Fannie (Syers) Clement. Lucille’s family moved to Van Meer when she was a young ...

Michael (Mike) Francis Koppinger

WINTER HAVEN, FL -Michael (Mike) Francis Koppinger, 69 passed away at home on March 29, 2018. Born April 1, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, he was the oldest son of the late Matthew and Marjorie (McCarty) Koppinger. Mike graduated from Edsel Ford High School, Dearborn Michigan in 1966 before ...

George Carl Ostlund

ISHPEMING, MI - George Carl Ostlund, age 82 of Ishpeming Township passed away peacefully from a long battle of Congestive Heart Failure on April 8, 2018 with family and friends by his side with loving care of the Marquette County Medical Care Facility staff. George was born January 31, 1936 ...

Dolores Chevrette

ISHPEMING, MI - Dolores Chevrette, 77, of Ishpeming, passed away Friday evening, April 6, 2018 at U.P. Health System-Marquette. Dolores was born on July 31, 1940 in Negaunee, a daughter of the late Todd and Bertha (Stolnack) Anderson and was a lifelong area resident. She was a 1958 graduate ...

Robert W. Jancsi

GWINN, MI - Robert “Bob” W. Jancsi, 80, of Gwinn, died peacefully Wednesday afternoon, April 4, 2018, at his home, with his family by his side and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. He was born April 3, 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio a son of the late William and Betty (Komlosy) ...

Kristol (Howard) Simpson

NEGAUNEE, MI - Kristol (Howard) Simpson, 51, of East Main Street, Negaunee, passed away peacefully at UP Health System – Marquette on Monday morning, March 26, 2018 following a short illness. Kristol was born November 14, 1966 in Ypsilanti, Michigan to Arthur and Carolyn Howard and ...

Joan E. Magnuson

ISHPEMING, MI - Joan E. Magnuson, age 87 lifelong Ishpeming resident, passed away on Thursday April 5, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility while in the loving care of her family and nursing home staff. Joan was born in Ishpeming on June 17, 1930 to the late George and Lillian ...

Donald J ‘Fitz’ Fitzpatrick, Sr.

MARQUETTE, MI - Donald J. “Fitz” Fitzpatrick, Sr, age 87, of Marquette, entered eternal life Friday, April 6, 2018, at UP Health System-Marquette, in the loving, comforting care of his family. Born October 17, 1930, in Marquette, a son of James William and Sarah (White) Fitzpatrick, Sr., ...

Gary Thomas DePetro

NEGAUNEE, MI - Gary Thomas DePetro, age 64, of Negaunee, passed away Friday, April 6, at the Norlite Nursing Center, in the loving, comforting care of his family. Born January 30, 1954, in Ishpeming, a son of Henry and Dorothy (Hebert) DePetro, Gary was raised on Cleveland Street in Marquette ...

Sheila Bucklin

FORT MYERS, FL - Sheila Bucklin, 77, of Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Traverse City, Michigan passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Sheila was born on November 16, 1940 in Ashland, Wisconsin to the late Glenn and Sylvia (Tusa) Wooster. She graduated from Bloomfield Hills High School ...

John Sanford Eskela

ISHPEMING, MI - John Sanford Eskela, age 94 of Ishpeming passed away peacefully at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans on April 1, 2018. John was born May 19, 1923 in Negaunee to John and Angeline (Snell) Eskela, graduating in 1941 from Negaunee High School. John entered military service ...

Carol Jane (Tourville) Stenberg

PORTLAND, OR/MARQUETTE, MI - 12/25/1930-4/3/2018, Carol “Our little Christmas doll” died peacefully at her home on Mt. Tabor where she spent the majority of her life working and raising her four children and more often caring for her seven grandchildren. Born Carol Jane Tourville in North ...

Joan E. Magnuson

ISHPEMING, MI - Joan E. Magnuson, age 87 lifelong Ishpeming resident, passed away on Thursday April 5, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility while in the loving care of her family and nursing home staff. Joan was born in Ishpeming on June 17, 1930 to the late George and ...

Richard Giotto

ISHPEMING, MI - Richard “Richie” Giotto, age 77, of Ishpeming, entered eternal life unexpectedly on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at his home. Richie was born on September 28, 1940 in Ishpeming, to Joseph and Irene (Gishia) Giotto. He was raised in North Lake and was a graduate of Ishpeming ...

Gary Thomas DePetro

NEGAUNEE, MI - Gary Thomas DePetro, age 64, of Negaunee, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018, at the Norlite Nursing Center, in the loving, comforting care of his family. A complete obituary and arrangements for services will be forthcoming. The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family, ...