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Obituaries

Luke D. Brugman

MARQUETTE, MI — Luke David Brugman, 27, of Marquette, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 7, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home.

Eleanor M. Wangberg

NEGAUNEE, MI — Eleanor Marie Wangberg, 89, of Croix St., Negaunee, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, June 8, 2018 at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone. Eleanor was born April 25, 1929 in Negaunee to William and Toini (Wertanen) Hill, graduated from Negaunee High School, ...

Darlene R. (Champion) Lucas

BEAVER GROVE, Mich. — Darlene R. (Champion) Lucas, age 67, of Beaver Grove, entered eternal life Thursday, June 7, 2018, at her home, in the loving care of her family and caregivers of Upper Peninsula Home Health and Hospice after a year long courageous battle with cancer. Darlene was born ...

Nancy L. (Morcom) Loven

ISHPEMING Nancy L. (Morcom) Loven, age 63, of 417 Salisbury St., Ishpeming, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at UP Health System Marquette where she had been a patient for the past week, after a courageous battle with mesothelioma. Nancy was born January 20, 1955 in Ishpeming, the ...

Frances Rose Manty

TRAVERSE CITY, MI - Frances R. Manty, 97, of Traverse City passed away June 7, 2018 with her daughter by her side. Frances was born on May 25, 1921 in Iron Mountain to the late Sante and Mathilda (Pastori) Cecchini. On June 28, 1943 Frances married the love of her life, Mr. Martin Manty in ...

Shirley J. Lindberg

MARQUETTE, MI - Shirley J. Lindberg, age 86, of Marquette, entered eternal life Tuesday evening, June 5, 2018, at UP Health System - Marquette, in the loving, comforting care of her family. Born September 10, 1931, in Iron Mountain, a daughter of Charles and Carrie (DeFiore) Trepanier, ...

Gregory Paul Desmarais

MARQUETTE, MI - Gregory Paul Desmarais, age 60, of Marquette, entered eternal life Monday, June 4, 2018, under hospice care at Hope Network, Bay Haven Crisis and Integrated Care in St. Ignace, Michigan. Born May 14, 1958, in Marquette, a son of Kenneth D. and Janet A. (Baribeau) Desmarais, ...

Richard D. Whitney

MARQUETTE/RAPID RIVER, MI - Richard D. Whitney, 84 of Marquette and formerly of Rapid River, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. He was born in Mendon, IL, on July 16th, 1933, the son of Thelma (Hardy) and Joseph Whitney. Richard was raised ...

Robert W. Olds

ISHPEMING, MI - Robert W. Olds, age 92, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 surrounded by his family. Bob was born March 15, 1926 in Ishpeming to Russell W. and Allison (Crisp) Olds. He graduated from Ishpeming High School and then joined the Army in ...

Robert J. Pearce

CHAMPION, MI - Robert J. Pearce, age 88, long time Clarksburg area resident, peacefully passed away June 5, 2018 at his home while in the loving care of his family and the U.P. Home Health and Hospice. Robert was born on February 13, 1930 in Detroit, MI to the late Samuel and Margaret ...

Kristopher A. Tammelin

GWINN. MI - Kristopher A. Tammelin, 35, of Gwinn, died Thursday morning, May 31, 2018 at his home. He was born January 6, 1983 in Marquette, a son of Allan Tammelin and Dawn Howell. He was a 2001 graduate of Negaunee High School and attended NMU and was a lifelong area resident. Kristopher ...

Elizabeth J. ‘Betty’ Gustafson

ISHPEMING TWP, MI - Elizabeth J. ‘Betty’ Gustafson, 82, of S. Pansy St., Ishpeming Twp., passed away peacefully Saturday morning, June 2, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility with her loving family at her side and under the care of UP Home Health and Hospice. Betty was born ...

Luella Greet

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI - Luella Greet, age 96, of Marquette Township, entered eternal life Friday, June 1, 2018, at the Norlite Nursing Center. Luella was born September 3, 1921, in National Mine, a daughter of William J. and Jessie (Brown) Dymond. She was raised in National Mine and attended ...

Warren Lee Kelley (Chum)

MARQUETTE, MI - Warren Lee Kelley (Chum) was called home on May 18, 2018 at the age of 92. He passed peacefully at the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Warren was born on July 13, 1925 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin to Stanley and Jane Kelley. Warren joined the U.S. Navy in March of 1943 at the ...

Darlene Ann McVannel

CHESTERFIELD TWP., MI - Longtime resident of National Mine, passed away at Martha T. Berry medical facility on May 24, 2018. Darlene was born August 26, 1932 to Clara and Elmer Grondin. Beloved wife of the late John McVannel Sr., caring mother of Lana (Michael) Derocha Champion, MI, Lynn ...

Lyle O. Rutgers

MATTAWAN, MI - Lyle O. Rutgers age 83 passed away peacefully on January 11, 2018 surrounded by his children, Mindy and Gregg. There will be a Celebration of Lyle’s life on June 17, 2018 at 4pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Marquette. The family will be hosting a gathering immediately ...

Merrie Anne Johnson

MARQUETTE, MI – Graveside committal services for Merrie Anne Johnson will be held at the Park Cemetery on Tuesday, June 5, at 11:00 am. A reception will follow at the First Baptist Church. Merrie Anne, age 77, of Marquette, entered eternal life January 7, 2018. In lieu of flowers, ...

Elizabeth J. ‘Betty’ Gustafson

ISHPEMING TWP., MI - Elizabeth J. ‘Betty’ Gustafson, 82, of S. Pansy St., Ishpeming Twp., passed away peacefully Saturday morning, June 2, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility with her loving family at her side and under the care of UP Home Health and Hospice. Arrangements ...

Roxie Louise Beckman

MARQUETTE, MI – Services commemorating the life of Roxie Louise Beckman will be held at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 6 with a time of visitation beginning at 3:00 pm until the time of service at 4:00 pm. A reception will follow in the reception room located at the ...

Thomas Baldini

MARQUETTE, MI - A graveside service for Tom Baldini of Marquette, will be held on Friday, June 8 at 2 p.m. at Northland Chapel Gardens Cemetery in Negaunee Township with Rev. Fr. Greg Heikkala officiating. Mr. Baldini passed away on December 26, 2017 at the age of 74. The Canale-Tonella ...