Obituaries

Allen Felix Maki

ISHPEMING, MI - Allen Felix Maki, age 90 former Champion and Ishpeming resident passed away Monday, December 12, 2017 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette where he has resided since 2014. Allen was born March 27, 1927 in Republic to the late Felix and Imbie (Tuomi) Maki. He ...

Rachel S. Hetico Hirvonen

NEGAUNEE, MI - Rachel Selma Hetico Hirvonen died peacefully, after a brief illness, on December 15, 2017 at the Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview, IL. Rachel was born in Negaunee, MI, April 21, 1929, the youngest child and only daughter of Isaac and Selma Pentinmaki who were First generation ...

Beatrice L. Tamminen

BROOKLYN PARK, MN - Beatrice L. Tamminen, age 83, died peacefully on Dec. 19, 2017 at home in Brooklyn Park, MN surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Floodwood, MN in 1934, attended Suomi College in Hancock, MI and moved to St. Paul, MN in 1957. She was very active in the ...

Daniel P. Hornbogen

MARQUETTE, MI. - Daniel Powell Hornbogen, Jr., 90, passed away Wednesday, December 20, surrounded by his wife and children at his home. Born on April 8, 1927 to Dr. Daniel Powell Hornbogen, Sr. and Katherine (Barnes) Hornbogen, Dan led an eclectic life. A life-long car enthusiast, he ...

James D. Hendricks, Sr.

CHANHASSEN, MN - Jim Hendricks, Ph.D., age 82, died on Saturday, December 9, in Chanhassen, Minnesota following health related complications. In 1968, he earned a doctoral degree in History and Philosophy of Education from the School of Education at Indiana University, Bloomington. In a ...

Paddy Fitch

FORD RIVER, MI - Paddy Fitch, 82, of Ford River, passed away Tuesday December 12, 2017 as the result of an automobile accident in Ford River. Paddy was born September 7, 1935 in Detroit, the daughter of Robert and Mary Jane (Hayes) Cooper. Paddy is survived by her sons, Bob (Gloria) of ...

JoAnn Haapala

CHATHAM/SHELTER BAY, MI - JoAnn M. Haapala, age 81, of Chatham and formerly of Shelter Bay, died unexpectedly on Thursday morning, December 21, 2017 in Chatham. Services will be held at the Sion Lutheran Church in Chatham on Friday, January 5, 2017. Visiting time with family and friends ...

Rachel S. Hetico Hirvonen

NEGAUNEE, MI - Rachel Selma Hetico Hirvonen died peacefully, after a brief illness, on December 15, 2017 at the Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview, IL. Per Rachel’s wishes she was cremated. A memorial service will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W Magnetic St, Marquette on Friday, ...

William A. Blohm

MARQUETTE, MI - William A. “Bill” Blohm, age 57, of Marquette, entered eternal life Thursday evening, December 21, 2017, at The Lighthouse of Ishpeming. A full obituary will be forthcoming. Honoring Bill’s request, no services will be scheduled. Bill was very involved with Special ...

Frances Hella

L’ANSE, MI - Frances Hella, age 86 formerly of L’Anse, MI passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Texas Health in Allen, TX. Graveside services will be held in the spring in the L’Anse Evergreen Cemetery. The Jacobson Funeral Home in L’Anse is assisting the ...

Howard George Roth

SKANEE, MI - Howard George Roth, age 89 of Skanee, MI passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2017 at U. P. Health System in Marquette, MI. A memorial service will be held in the spring. The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family. Friends may sign Howard’s guest book or send ...

Laura L. Gagnon

MARQUETTE, MI - Laura L. Gagnon, age 103, of Marquette, formerly of Negaunee, passed away peacefully at home in the care of her loving family early Tuesday morning, December 19, 2017. Laura was born September 30, 1914 in Marquette to Joseph and Anne (Vingoe) Beauprey and was a graduate of ...

Rosalie L. Oakland

HARVEY, MI. - Rosalie L. Oakland, age 80, of Harvey, entered eternal life Thursday morning, December 21, 2017, at home, in the loving, comforting care of her family and Lake Superior Hospice. Born March 18, 1937, in Marquette, a daughter of Leopold and Helena (Rosin) Weiger, Rosalie was ...

Wanna Loa Hite

McMINNVILLE, TN - Morrison, TN resident and Cleveland, TN native Wanna Loa Hite, age 81, was born July 1, 1936 and died December 19, 2017 at NHC Healthcare in McMinnville, TN following an extended illness. A retired educator with Gwinn High School in Michigan and a member of the Episcopal ...

Scott Richards Butler

MARQUETTE, MI - Scott Richards Butler, 56, of Marquette died unexpectedly, December 17, 2017 at his home. He was born November 29, 1961 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a son of Edward “Jack” Butler and Bonnie Elleby. Scott was a 1980 graduate of Marquette Senior High School and attended ...

Thomas Leonard

GWINN, MI - Thomas Clark Leonard of Gwinn, Michigan was called to the Lord on December 15, 2017. Tom was born in Detroit, Michigan, on March 30, 1940 and grew up in Presque Isle County. He served honorably as a combat engineer in the United States Army and retired from Cleveland Cliffs Iron ...

Austen Larson

ISHPEMING TWP, MI - Austen J. Larson, age 22, of Ishpeming Township passed away while at home on Sunday December 17, 2017. Austen was born in Ishpeming on November 7, 1995 to Jeffrey Larson and Jennifer Mackey. He grew up in the Ishpeming area, graduating from Westwood High School class of ...

Roy Alton Gustafson

MARQUETTE, MI - Roy Alton Gustafson, age 85, of Newberry, passed away from this life on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in Marquette. Roy was born on April 4, 1932 in Newberry, Michigan to David and Violet (Fyvie) Gustafson. He and his brothers, Marvin and Jim along with cousin, Burt Gustafson, ...

Brand Michael ‘Papa’ Nummilien

ROCK, MI - Brand Michael “Papa” Nummilien, age 71, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 15, 2017, at his home in Rock, surrounded by his loving family. Brand was born on April 14, 1946 in Escanaba, MI, to parents Bruno and Helen (Kallio) Nummilien. He was a lifelong resident of Rock, MI and ...

Shirley A. Koepp

MARQUETTE, MI - Shirley A. Koepp, age 86, of Marquette, entered eternal life Sunday evening, December 17, 2017, at her home, in the loving, comforting care of her family and UP Home Health and Hospice. Born October 31, 1931, in Marquette, one of thirteen children born to Adolph and Alice ...