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Obituary: Jeff A. Percifield

Jeff A. Percifield, 45, a resident of Milwaukee, WI passed away on June 10, 2018. A memorial service will be held at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 11:00 am with Pastor Jared Howard to officiate. Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson …

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Obituary: Carol A. Hiltunen

Carol A. Hiltunen, age 78, of Nisula, Michigan passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Omega House in Houghton, Michigan. She was born in Wilmette, Illinois on June 4, 1940 the daughter of the late Frank and Coletta (Molidor) Beitzel. Carol graduated from Manatee High School in Florida. She married …

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Obituary: Edward Lynn Saari

Edward Lynn Saari, age 58 of Baraga, MI passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 10, 2018 at his home. He was born April 4, 1960 in Hancock, MI son of Edward and Betty (Smith) Saari. Ed graduated from Baraga High School. He married Lynn Butala on March 20, 1993 in …

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Obituary: Alden K. “Papa” Hiltunen

Alden K. “Papa” Hiltunen passed away on August 12, 2018 with family at his side. He was born on September 20, 1934. Alden was raised in Aura on his family’s settlement. He graduated in L’Anse in 1953. He proudly served in the Army from 1954-1956 during the Korean conflict. While …

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Obituary: Laila Niemi

Laila E. Niemi, 90, a former resident of Calumet, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the Lighthouse of Hubbell. She was born on February 24, 1928, in Oneco to Thomas and Hilda (Koski) Kaipio. She attended the local schools. Following high school, Laila worked at Whispering Pines Motel, …

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Obituary: Pamela M. Sowka

Hancock: Pamela M. Sowka, 74, formerly of Hancock, now residing in Appleton, Wisconsin, passed away in Brookfield, Wisconsin after a valiant fight following heart surgery. She was born in Hancock on October 9, 1944 to the late John and Marie (Sommer) Sawyer. She completed High School in Cleveland, Ohio and …

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Obituary: James “Gary” Lyttinen

Tapiola James “Gary” Lyttinen, 80, a resident of Tapiola passed away Friday morning August 3, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton following a lengthy illness. Gary was born on August 14, 1937, in Baltic, MI, a son of the late Abram and Sylvia (Wimpari) Lyttinen. As a child, the …

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Obituary: James “Eli” Frantti

James “Eli” Frantti, 77, a resident of Laurium passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at his home. He was born on December 29, 1940 in Calumet to Emil and Fanny (Parkkinen) Frantti. Eli attended Calumet High School and graduated with the Class of 1958. After high school, Eli enlisted …

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Obituary: Wilbert Wainio

Wilbert “Hausi” Wainio, 70 a resident of Atlantic Mine passed away on Monday morning August 6, 2018 at the Omega House in Houghton. He was born on January 21, 1949 in Hancock a son of the late Reino and Lillian (Jaasko) Wainio. He graduated from Jeffers High School and later …

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