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Obituaries

Naomi H. LaRoue

NEWBERRY — Naomi H. LaRoue, 82, a longtime Newberry resident, died suddenly at her home on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. According to her wishes, cremation services have already been accorded. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Gregory Catholic Church on Tuesday, April 10, ...

Madeline C. Hanson

MARQUETTE, Michigan — Madeline Claire Hanson, 92, of Marquette, died peacefully, Saturday morning, March 17, 2018, at Mill Creek Assisted Living’s Memory Care, in the presence of her family and under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. Arrangements are incomplete and will be ...

Dr. William Karl Nystrom

DE PERE, WI / SUN CITY, AZ - Dr. William Karl Nystrom of De Pere, WI and Sun City, AZ died peacefully on March 12, 2018 at the age of 90 surrounded by loving family members. Bill was born on November 3, 1927 in Marquette,MI to the late Walford and Margaret (Hadrich) Nystrom. He married his ...

Judith ‘Judy’ A. Jarvi

ISHPEMING, MI - Judith “Judy” A. Jarvi, age 79 of 111 Bluff St. Apt 203 Ishpeming, passed away Thursday March 15, 2018 at UP Health System Bell in Ishpeming. Judy was born February 4, 1939 in Champion, MI to John and Edna (Houseman) Snow. Judy graduated from Ishpeming High School, class ...

Francis Darcy

BARAGA, MI - Francis C. Darcy, age 64, of Baraga, MI passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Francis’s complete obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at www.reid funeralservicechapel .com The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been ...

Grover ‘Dan’ Lewis

ISHPEMING, MI - Grover “Dan” Lewis, age 71, of 711 S. Pine St., Ishpeming passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018 at his home while in the loving care of his family and the U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Bjork & ...

Patricia Louise Sanford Brown

CHELSEA, MI — Patricia Louise Brown, age 86, died Monday, February 26, 2018 at Chelsea Community Hospital. She was born December 13, 1931 in Lansing, Michigan, the daughter of Leonard Holbrook & Thelma Elizabeth (Haite) Sanford. Patricia attended Lansing public schools, ...

Mark Michael Wagner

K.I. SAWYER, MI — Mark Michael Wagner, age 56, of K.I. Sawyer, entered eternal life Sunday, March 11, 2018, at The Lighthouse of Ishpeming. A complete obituary and arrangements for a Celebraton of Life at a later date will be forthcoming. The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family, ...

Dr. P. Tim Zhulkie

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MN - Dr. P. Tim Zhulkie passed to his eternal home on the evening of Sunday, March 11, 2018, at his home in Mendota Heights, Minn. His wife, Susan, and daughters Pam Stein and Lynn Zhulkie were at his side, assisted by Fairview Hospice. He is survived by his dear wife, ...

Yvonne M. (nee Vallier) Rieckmann

MARQUETTE, MI - Yvonne Marie (nee Vallier) Rieckmann, 80, of Marquette, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday March 12, 2018. She was born in Engadine MI on March 5, 1938, she had just celebrated her 80th birthday surrounded by family. Her parents, Emmet and Genevieve (Belleville) ...

Shirley Mayotte

ISHPEMING, MI - Shirley Ann Coole Guibord Mayotte, age 91 of 200 Saginaw St. Ishpeming, MI passed away on Tuesday March 13, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility. Shirley was born January 10, 1927, to Annette Tyni Coole Bjork and John Coole. She attended Ishpeming High School ...

Robert E. Homeier

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL - Robert E. Homeier, age 90, former Ishpeming resident passed away March 10, 2018 in New Port Richey, FL. He was born December 8, 1927. Bob was a US Army, World War II veteran. He was the former owner of Red Onion Pasty Shop in Negaunee. Bob is survived by 2 ...

Herbert C. Poole, Jr.

SARASOTA, FL - Herbert Charles Poole, Jr., 65, of Sarasota, Florida, died Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home.

Betty Jane Smith

MARQUETTE, MI - Betty Jane Smith, age 89, longtime Harvey area resident, entered eternal life Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Norlite Nursing Center. Born in Jackson, Michigan, on October 14, 1928, a daughter of John and Mary (Pec) Vincent, Betty was raised in Jackson and graduated from ...

Marvel McNally

MUNISING, MI - Marvel McNally, age 87, of Munising, died early Saturday evening, March 10, 2018 at her home under the loving care of her family and North Woods Hospice. She was born on April 25, 1930 in Munising to Frank and Zelia (Rivard) Lord. Marvel grew up in Munising and graduated from ...

Elaine Roose

PALMER, MI - Elaine M. Roose, 94, longtime Palmer resident, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, March 10, 2018 at the Eastwood Nursing Center. Elaine was born October 3, 1923 in Ishpeming to Andrew and Alma (Pyykola) Koski, graduated from Palmer High School, Class of 1941 and was a ...

Nancy Ruth Valenzio

ISHPEMING, MI - Nancy Ruth Valenzio, age 89, of Ishpeming, entered eternal life Monday morning, March 12, 2018, at UP Health System - Bell, in Ishpeming. Born September 28, 1928, in Republic, a daughter of Stephen and Linda (Jarvela) Valenzio, Nancy was raised in Republic and attended the ...

Ruth Kimar

NEGAUNEE TWP - Ruth I. Kimar, 99, of Negaunee Township, passed away peacefully Friday evening, March 9, 2018 at the Mill Creek Assisted Living Memory Care Unit where she had resided for 14 months. Ruth was born April 4, 1918 in Humboldt, Michigan to the late Arthur and Lempi (Finni) Rosten. ...

Martha S. Heikkinen

OLYMPIA, WA / NEGAUNEE, MI - Martha Susan Heikkinen, 93, formerly of Sheldon St., Negaunee, died Monday, February 25, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Olympia, WA. Martha was born February 17, 1924 in Butte, Montana to Nikolai and Amalia (Peltoniemi) Linna. Her family moved to Iron River in ...

James ‘Jim’ A. Kipling

ISHPEMING, MI - James “Jim” A. Kipling, age 62, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, WI on Wednesday March 7, 2018. He is now happily reunited with the love of his life, Peggy, in heaven. Jim was born in Ishpeming on April 17, 1955 to the ...