Obituaries

Robert L. Schmeltzer

MARQUETTE, MI. - Robert L. Schmeltzer, 80, of Marquette, died early Saturday morning at his residence in the loving presence of his wife and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home, which will release a complete ...

Marilyn Gonyou

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Marilyn J. Gonyou, age 79, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on Friday, December 1 at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital at South Texas Medical Center in San Antonio. Marilyn was born on March 21, 1938, in Marquette to Mary Agnes (Beauchamp) and Wilfred ...

Kevin Lee Morrison

MUNISING, MI. - Kevin Lee Morrison, age 60, of Munising, died unexpectedly of a heart condition while snow blowing at his home on Friday, December 8, 2017. Services will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at the Bowerman Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 ...

Merle A. Toms

NEGAUNEE, MI - Merle A. Toms, 104, of 900 Maas St. and formerly of Lake St., Negaunee, passed away peacefully Friday evening, December 8, 2017 at the Eastwood Nursing Center. Arrangements will be announced by Koskey Funeral Home.

The Rev. Marcia L. Solberg

ISHPEMING, MI - Reverend Marcia Lorraine Solberg, age 61, of Ishpeming, passed into the sleep of death at her home on Thursday, December 7, 2017, and awaits the resurrection on the last day. She was in the loving care of her family and Lake Superior Hospice. Marcia was born May 10, 1956, to ...

Margaret Pach

NEGAUNEE, MI - Margaret “Marge” A. Pach passed away peacefully at the age of 96. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the passing of His faithful ones.” During the past several years, Margaret received secure and devoted loving care from her two daughters, while she was living in ...

Leslie Rouhomaki

GLADSTONE, MI - Leslie C. “Les” Rouhomaki, 83, of 1524 Minneapolis Avenue, Gladstone, passed away Thursday evening, December 7, 2017 at home following a lengthy illness. A complete obituary will be forthcoming. Leslie’s family will receive friends on Tuesday December 12, 2017 from ...

Eric Carl Mumma

PETOSKEY, MI - Eric Carl Mumma, 35, of Petoskey, died December 5, 2017 after an ongoing struggle with bipolar depression. Eric was born December 11, 1981, the son of Carl and Tracy (Killingbeck) Mumma. He attended Harbor Springs High School where he was a member of the football team. He ...

William Zaborowske

DENMARK, WI - William “Willie” Zaborowske, age 57, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at his home in Denmark, WI. He was born February 13th, 1960 in Saginaw, Michigan and was married to Lisa Surfus October 4th, 1980 in Michigan. Willie worked proudly for 30 years at ...

June E. Chaperon

ISHPEMING, MI - June E. Chaperon, 86, of Ishpeming, died Tuesday afternoon, December 5, 2017 at her home under the care of her loving daughter, Kathleen, and U.P. Home Health and Hospice. June was born on June 6, 1931 in Chocolay Township, Michigan, a daughter of the late James and Eva ...

William ‘Jody’ Burns

BIG BAY, MI - William Joseph (Jody) Burns, 61, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 3, 2017 at his mother’s residence in Big Bay while he was watching football. Jody spent his childhood enjoying the Big Bay area and all it had to offer. After graduating from Marquette Senior High ...

Sadie Eleanor White Johnson Merchant

MARQUETTE, MI - Sadie Eleanor White Johnson Merchant, age 100, of Marquette, peacefully entered eternal life Monday, December 4, 2017, at her home, in the loving, comforting care of her family and the caregivers of Lake Superior Hospice. Born November 19, 1917, in Marquette, a daughter of Jay ...

Anne (Brunelle) Moore

COPPERAS COVE, TX - Anne (Brunelle) Moore, 65, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at home in Copperas Cove, TX on Nov 24th 2017. Anne was born on May 24th 1952 in Marquette, MI to Albert Brunelle and Carmella Butler. She lived a full life travelling and living in many different ...

Arthur N. ‘Art’ Allert Jr.

L’ANSE, MI - Arthur N. “Art” Allert, Jr. age 88, of L’Anse, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Bayside Village, L’Anse. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin on February 15, 1929. Art was the son of the late Arthur N. and Evelyn (Thorsen) Allert, Sr. He graduated from Austin ...

Linnea J. Hedmark

MARQUETTE, MI. - Linnea J. Hedmark, age 97, of Marquette, and former Skandia resident and businesswoman, entered eternal life Friday morning, December 1, 2017, at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living Facility, in the loving care of her family and wrapped in the arms of her daughter. Born ...

Kenneth E. Martin

REPUBLIC, MI - Kenneth E. Martin age 87, of 453 Republic Ave. passed away on November 29, 2017 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans while in the loving care of his family and nursing home staff. Kenneth was born in Chicago, IL on February 13, 1930 to the late Rufus and Mae (Windahl) ...

The Rev. Peter A. Minelli

MARQUETTE, MI - Rev. Peter A. Minelli, 80, a senior priest of the Diocese of Marquette, passed away Thursday morning, November 30, 2017 at Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming. Father Minelli was born on August 6, 1937 in New Swanzy, MI, one of two sons born to the late ...

Linnea J. Hedmark

MARQUETTE, MI. - Linnea J. Hedmark, age 97, of Marquette, and former Skandia resident and businesswoman, entered eternal life Friday morning, December 1, 2017, at Brookridge Heights Assisted Living Facility, in the loving care of her family. Services are scheduled for Sunday, December 10, at ...

Cara Marie Zanetti

NEGAUNEE, MI - Cara Marie Zanetti, 45, of Negaunee, was received into the arms of her Savior on Monday, November 27, 2017 at UP Health System-Marquette surrounded by her loved ones after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage. Cara was born on February 29th, 1972 at Marquette General Hospital. ...

Barbara A. Gartner

MARQUETTE, MI - Barbara Ann Gartner, 80, of Marquette, passed away Saturday morning, November 25, 2017 at her home, surrounded by loving family. Barb was born October 8, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio, a daughter of the late John Richard and Anna Rose (Wurzbacher) McNally. She was a graduate of ...