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Obituaries

Allen R. Basto

ISHPEMING, MI - Allen R. Basto, age 72 of 3325 Co. Rd. PD Ishpeming (Tilden Twp.) passed away Tuesday February 27, 2018 at his home. Allen was born July 6, 1945 in Laurium, MI to the late Eino and Ruth (Keckonen) Basto. Al moved to Ishpeming and worked for Cleveland Cliffs for 33 years ...

Robert Charles Hartwig

ENGADINE, MI - After a long battle with cancer, Robert Charles Hartwig of Engadine, Michigan, 53, passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family on March 3, 2018.. Visitation will be held at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Naubinway on Sunday March 11, 2018 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. A ...

Marie Louise Tiernan

MUNISING, MI - Marie Louise Tiernan, age 95, of Munising, died early Sunday morning, March 4, 2018 at the MediLodge of Munising. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Bowerman Funeral Home. bowermanfuneralhome.net.

Ronald S. Zulkiewski

SKANDIA, MI - Ron S. Zulkiewski of Skandia, Michigan began his service to our country in 1966 when he joined the United States Air Force. He dedicated twenty-five years of his life to our nation, which included two tours of active duty in Vietnam. While enlisted, he received the Unit Award ...

Cheryl L. (Cundy) Rozman

GWINN, MI - Cheryl Lee (Cundy) Rozman, age 70, passed away peacefully at her home in Gwinn, Michigan on March 3rd, 2018. Also a winter resident of The Arbors Retirement Community in Osprey, Florida, she was born on November 13th, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan to Mary (Betty) Ewen and Ransom ...

John Robert Rowland ‘Ponch’

SKANDIA TOWNSHIP, MI - John Robert Rowland “Ponch”, age 36, of Skandia Township, entered eternal life Friday, February 23, 2018. John was born August 6, 1981, in Marquette, the son of Michael and Lois (Haglund) Rowland. He grew up in Skandia Township, at the family home on Yalmer Road, ...

Marilyn Yvonne (Rogers) Gidlund

NEGAUNEE, MI - Marilyn Yvonne (Rogers) Gidlund, 78, died on February 25, 2018 in Appleton, WI. Born on January 3, 1940 to Russell W. and Lila (Hill) Rogers in Negaunee, MI. She was a 1958 graduate of Negaunee High School. She married Peter Gidlund on November 15, 1974. Survived by her ...

Nancy Lee Martz-Sorenson

MARQUETTE, MI - Nancy Lee Martz-Sorenson, age 73, of Marquette, MI passed away Saturday, February 17, 2017, at Hospice Maui, Wailuku HI. She was born on March 19, 1944 in Grand Rapids to George and Lois (Sorenson) Martz. She married Norman Brumm who preceded her in death and later Milton ...

Betty Deane (Gruver) Alumbaugh

NEGAUNEE, MI - Betty Deane (Gruver) Alumbaugh, 90, of Negaunee, MI was born January 13, 1928 in Pittsburg, KS to Ralph Ivan and Lavon Jewel (Scott) Gruver. They lived in Pittsburg, KS 2 years then to a farm near Nashville, MO and around age 7 moved to Lamar and attended a one room school North ...

Sally Ann Lemke

MT. PLEASANT, MI - Sally Ann Lemke, age 87, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Newberry, Michigan passed away Friday, March 2nd at McLaren Hospital in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Visitation will take place at Beaulieu Funeral Home on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.and 1 hour before services at ...

Jean Leona (Aho) Lindley

CAPE CORAL, FL - Jean Leona (Aho) Lindley, age 81, passed away on February, 28th at Cape Coral Hospital, following a short illness. She was surrounded by family and friends. Jeannie, as she was known by all of her family and friends, was born and raised in Marquette MI. and graduated from ...

Stark Humphreys

Stark Lawrence Humphreys died peacefully at his home in West Palm Beach, Florida, on February 22, 2018. He was surrounded by very good friends, who supported him throughout an extended illness. Stark is survived by family including his sister, Heather Humphreys Ness (Gary) of Columbus, OH, ...

Martha S. Heikkinen

OLYMPIA, WA / NEGAUNEE, MI - Martha Susan Heikkinen, 93, formerly of Sheldon St., Negaunee, died Monday, February 26, 2018 at St. Peter’s Hospital, Olympia, WA. Martha was born February 17, 1924 in Butte, Montana to Nikolai and Amalia (Peltoniemi) Linna. Her family moved to Iron River in ...

Susan Deiter

MARQUETTE, MI - Susan Deiter, 68, of Harvey, died peacefully early Wednesday morning, February 28, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family and under the care of U.P. Home Health and Hospice. She was born November 21, 1949 in Crystal Falls, Michigan, a daughter of the late Swante ...

Charles E. Ruesingvv

MARQUETTE, MI - Charles E. “Sonny” Ruesing, Jr., 84, of Negaunee, died Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. He was born May 14, 1933 in Negaunee, a son of the late Charles E. and Louise I. (Martinson) Ruesing, Sr. and was a 1951 graduate of Negaunee High ...

Haydee Miller Guenther

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Haydee Miller Guenther, age 78 entered eternal life Monday, February 5, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born on December 16, 1939 in Cuba, she immigrated to the United States in 1952 to New York City where she lived with her parents Adolfo and Esperanza Munoz. She ...

Evelyn J. (Dugger) Beavers-Tartaglia

MARQUETTE, MI - Evelyn Jane (Dugger) Beavers-Tartaglia passed away surrounded by family at Brookridge Heights in Marquette, MI on February 27, 2018. Evelyn was born in Marion, IL on July 12, 1928 to Pearl (Tucker) and Charles Dugger. Evelyn graduated from Marion High School and attended ...

Allen R. Basto

ISHPEMING, MI - Allen R. Basto, age 72 of 3325 Co. Rd. PD Ishpeming (Tilden Twp) passed away Tuesday February 27, 2018 at his home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home.

Charles E. Ruesing

MARQUETTE, MI - Charles E. “Sonny” Ruesing, Jr., 84, of Negaunee, died Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Canale & Pennock Funeral Service in Ishpeming.

Phil Niemisto

MARQUETTE, MI - Phil Niemisto, who was once described as “the self-appointed maintenance man for downtown Marquette,” died Sunday, February 25, peacefully at his home in Marquette. He was 88 years old. He leaves behind one surviving sister, Leona Sult of Marquette, and two nieces, ...