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Obituary: Jon A. Saterstad

As received from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home: Houghton: Jon A. Saterstad, 67, of Stanton Township, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at U.P. Health System-Portage Hospital following an apparent heart attack. Arrangements are still incomplete and will be announced later from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock. 

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Obituary: Frederic Gaabo

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: Frederic (Fritz) Gaabo, 94, a resident of Mohawk and current resident of The Bluffs passed away on Tuesday night June 28, 2022 at the Omega House in Houghton. He was born on January 6, 1928 in Mohawk a son of the late Louis …

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Obituary: Barb Perreault

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: Barb Perreault, 88, of Calumet passed away peacefully at her own home in Centennial, on June 24, 2022. She was born on November 21, 1933 in Fort Worth, Texas, daughter of the late John F. Hamm and Mildred (Faust) Hamm. She …

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Obituary: Arthur Kent

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: Arthur Edwin Kent left us on June 25th, 2022  at the age of 91.   Art was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 6, 1931.  He was the son of Edwin Kent and Elsie Kent and spent his youth, then affectionately …

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Obituary: Bernice Mary Nicholson

As received from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home: Bernice Mary Nicholson, 102, of Hancock, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 202 at Canal View – Houghton County. Arrangements are still incomplete and will be announced later from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock.

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Obituary: Lillian Jeanette Rantala

As received from the Jacobson Funeral Home: Lillian Jeanette Rantala, age 78, of Alston, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital following a short illness. Lillian was born on February 8, 1944 in Pittsburgh, California where her father was stationed during World War 2. …

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Obituary: Floyd Joseph Forcia Jr.

As received from the Jacobson Funeral Home:  Floyd Joseph Forcia Jr, age 69 of L’Anse, MI passed away on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 at U.P. Health System Marquette, MI. He was born May 14, 1953 in Milwaukee, WI son of Floyd Sr. and Ruth (Noble) Forcia. Floyd grew up in …

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Obituary: Gerald N. Erickson

As received from Memorial Chapel Funeral and Cremation Service: Gerald N. “Jerry” Erickson, 82, a resident of Dollar Bay, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. Jerry was born on September 2, 1939, in Hancock, the son of the late William and Effie (Simula) Erickson. …

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Obituary: Frances “Fran” Petersen

As received from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home: A graveside memorial service for former Dollar Bay resident Frances “Fran” Petersen will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 in Section 2 of Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock. All are welcomed to attend. To leave online condolences for the family, …

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Obituary: Irene Elizabeth Somero

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: Irene Elizabeth Somero, 100, of Laurium, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 surrounded by her family and loved ones.     She was born in Lake Linden on November 8, 1921, the daughter of Victor and Sarah Jackonen. …

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