Obituaries

A. Robert Koskey

NEGAUNEE, MI - Alvin Robert Koskey, 89, of Cedar St., lifelong Negaunee resident, died Tuesday evening, January 16, 2018 at his home. Robert was born April 14, 1928 in Marquette to Alvin R. And Sadie I. (Guelff) Koskey and graduated from Negaunee St. Paul High School, Class of 1945. After ...

Jean Morrison

MUNISING, MI - Jean I. Morrison, age 83, of Munising, died at her home under the loving care of her family and North Woods Hospice on Thursday, January 18, 2018. She was born on September 29, 1934 in Munising to the late Vernon and Mary Louise (Longfield) Anderson. Jean grew up in Brown’s ...

William Gerou

ESCANABA, MI - William ‘Bill’ A. Gerou, 89, of Escanaba, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba. Bill was born in Perkins on May 26, 1928, son of Adelore and Nellie (Brouse) Gerou. He was raised in Perkins where he worked on the family farm. On ...

Michael R. Van Straten

NEGAUNEE, MI - Michael Ray Van Straten, 66, of 1213 Wenonah St., Negaunee, entered eternal life early Wednesday morning, January 17, 2018 at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 pm on Monday, January 22nd at St. Paul Catholic Church with Monsignor Peter Oberto ...

Larry Lykins

GWINN, MI - Larry Walter Lykins, 75, of Gwinn, died unexpectedly Tuesday, January 16, 2018. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Gwinn United Methodist Church with Rev. Kristy Hintz officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church hall. The ...

Michael R. Van Straten

NEGAUNEE, MI - Michael Ray Van Straten, 66, of 1213 Wenonah St., Negaunee, entered eternal life early Wednesday morning, January 17, 2018 at his home. Mike was born November 6, 1951 in Hancock to George Peter and Lillian (Juntunen) Van Straten and graduated from Baraga High School, Class of ...

Helen J. ‘Joyce’ Maki

ISHPEMING, MI - Helen J. “Joyce” nee Lyyjoki Maki, age 91, longtime Ishpeming resident passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Marquette Co. Medical Care Facility where she had been a resident for the past year and a half. Joyce was born on a small family dairy farm in ...

Lorraine T. (Peano) Croschere

MARQUETTE, MI - Lorraine Peano Croschere, age 88, died January 16, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Lorraine was born May 29, 1929 in Marquette, the daughter of Clovis “Babe” and Bernice (LaBranch) Peano, Sr. Lorraine’s mother died when she was three and she was raised ...

Hunter Negri

MARQUETTE, MI - Hunter J. Negri, 18, of Marquette, passed away Tuesday afternoon, January 16, 2018 at his home. Hunter was born on August 11, 1999 in Marquette to James and Wendy (Kinsey) Negri and was a lifelong Marquette resident. A 2017 graduate of Marquette Senior High School, he was ...

Edna M. Hibbard

BRADFORD, PA - Edna M. Hibbard, 76, of Bradford, PA, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center. She was born on February 12, 1941 in Munising, MI, a daughter of the late Andrew and Elsie Johnson Mattson. She was a 1959 graduate of Graverate ...

James Brian Berglund

MARQUETTE, MI - James Brian Berglund, age 63, of Marquette, entered eternal life Tuesday, January 16, 2018, in the loving care of his family, and caregivers at UP Health System - Marquette. Born October 27, 1954, in Marquette, a son of Raymond Otto and Ruth (Johnson) Berglund, Jim was raised ...

Mary Nell (Pass) Burton

MARQUETTE, MI - Mary Nell (Pass) Burton, former church organist, retired public school teacher, active church member, dear friend, beloved wife and loving mother, died peacefully on January 17, 2018 in Marquette, Michigan at the warm and caring Brookridge Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care ...

Joan Niemi

ISHPEMING, MI - Joan Elaine Niemi, age 82 of 746 Maurice St. Ishpeming passed away Wednesday January 17, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming where she has resided since 2015. Joan was born July 13, 1935 in Ishpeming to Philmore and Marion (Sestito) Anderson. She ...

Jean C. Sandstrom

ISHPEMING, MI - Jean Charlotte (Trebilcock) Sandstrom, 92, joined her Heavenly Father on January 14, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Jean was born in her childhood home to Ruth and Jabez Trebilcock, the third of five daughters. She was a 1944 graduate of National Mine High School ...

Captain Oscar Oliver Froberg

MUNISING, MI - O CAPTAIN! My Captain! Our fearful trip is done;..”Captain” Oscar Oliver Froberg, age 84, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, MI after succumbing to advance stages of dementia. He was born in Munising, MI on November 6, ...

Glenn ‘Mike’ Davis

MARQUETTE, MI - On the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2017, Glenn “Mike” Davis peacefully made his transition following a recurrence of cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends and under the care of UP Health System - Marquette. Mike was born in Detroit, Michigan, on September 22, ...

Allen P. Morrissey

MARQUETTE, MI - Allen Paul Morrissey, age 82, of Marquette, entered eternal life Monday evening, January 15, 2018, at Mill Creek Assisted Living, in the loving, comforting care of his family. Allen was born December 11, 1935, in Marquette, a son of John and Carmen (Garberson) Morrissey. He ...

Ruth Rutledge

NEGAUNEE, MI - Ruth Marie Rutledge, 82, formerly of Croix St., Negaunee, passed away peacefully Monday evening, January 15, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility while in the care of her loving family. Ruth was born May 22, 1935 in Ishpeming to Jalmer and Lillian (Jutila) Kujala, ...

Alton F. ‘Corky’ Conrad III

ISHPEMING, MI - Alton F. “Corky” Conrad III, age 86 Ishpeming resident passed away Friday January 12, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility while in the loving care of family, staff at MCMCF, and Lake Superior Hospice. Alton was born October 2, 1931 in Denver, CO to Alton F. ...

Grace Marie Brassard

MARQUETTE, MI - Grace Marie Brassard, age 83, lifelong Marquette area resident, entered eternal life Monday morning, January 15, 2018, at the Norlite Nursing Center. Born December 2, 1934, in Marquette, a daughter of Walter and Lottie (Carriere) Ogea, Grace was a graduate of Graveraet High ...