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Gisela Brigitte Kangas

Gisela Brigitte Kangas, better known as Gigi, was born to the late Gunther Kocksch and Irmgard Otto Kocksch in Berlin Germany.  After surviving World War II, she married U.S. Air Force Master Sargent Toivo Kangas and the two of them traveled extensively, ultimately making the Copper Country their home.  Gigi …

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Marie A. Tuohimaa

  Houghton      Marie A. Tuohimaa, 86, a resident of the Douglass House Apartments and former resident of the Houghton Canal, passed away Saturday evening July 22, 2017, at the UP Health – Portage Hospital following a lengthy illness.      She was born on March 15, 1931, in Oskar, MI, a daughter …

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Pat David Peterson

Pat David Peterson, 75, a resident of Mohawk and formerly of Alston, Michigan, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, July 17, 2017. He was born on January 18, 1942 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to Edward C. and Eva R. (LaJoie) Peterson. Pat grew up in Alston and …

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Mabel Marie (Paquin) Vollmer

Lake Linden: Mabel Marie (Paquin) Vollmer, 96, passed away at the Lighthouse at Hubbell on July 17, 2017. She was born in Lake Linden on August 22, 1920 and graduated from Lake Linden-Hubbell High School with the class of 1938. After graduation, she did housework for people and babysitting.  Then, …

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Lucille C. Coleman

Lucille C. Coleman, age 88, of L’Anse passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L’Anse. She was born in L’Anse on September 18, 1928, the daughter of the late Reil and Anna (Coski) Delarye. Lucille attended school in L’Anse. She married Edward Cavanaugh and they had …

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Dale Evan Hakola

Dale Evan Hakola, age 60 of Keweenaw Bay, MI passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017 at U.P. Health System in Marquette, MI due to complications of Leukemia. He was born March 16, 1957 in L’Anse, MI son of Reino and Violet (Sipe) Hakola. Dale grew up in Pelkie and …

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Patricia Jane Slattery

Patricia Jane Slattery, 70, died on Thursday July 13, 2017 in Bonita Springs, Florida after a long struggle with an aggressive form of Parkinson’s disease. She was born on November 30, 1946 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to William and Pearl Wyss.  She married her husband James in 1970 after meeting him …

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John C. Hamar

John C. Hamar, a long time Chassell resident and well-known area businessman, passed away at his home on July 17, 2017, after a lengthy illness, his loving family at his side throughout the battle. John was born on March 18, 1930, in Cloquet, Minnesota, son of Marcella (Miller) Hamar and …

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Grace Trudell

Grace Trudell, age 91, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Franklin House in Portage Pointe. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Lake View Cemetery in Section C-2 at 11:00 am with Deacon Art Stancher to officiate. The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home …

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Helen V. (Jackson) Lepola

Helen V. (Jackson) Lepola of Watton, MI passed away July 15, 2017 at UP Health System Marquette after a lengthy illness. She went peacefully surrounded by her family. She was born to the late Einar and Elsie Impi (Manninen) Jackson on October 26, 1936 in Covington, MI. Helen attended the …

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