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Obituary: Melvin J. LaFernier Sr.

Melvin J. LaFernier Sr., age 69, of L’Anse, MI passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 at Houghton County Medical Care Facility, Hancock, MI. He was born in Hancock, MI on January 29, 1950 the son of the late Leslie and Mildred (Forcia) LaFernier. Melvin graduated from Baraga High School. He …

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Obituary: Elsie “Dusty” Coleman

Hancock: Elsie “Dusty” Coleman of Hancock passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Portage Pointe at U.P. Health System–Portage. Memorial services will be conducted at the Hancock Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Friday, August 23, 2019.  Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock. Funeral arrangements are being …

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Obituary: Raymond W. Gronevelt

Chassell Raymond W. Gronevelt, 69, a resident of Chassell passed away Monday, August 19, 2019, at home following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Houghton are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

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Obituary: Erik Vachon

Erik Vachon, age 78 of Baraga, MI passed away on August 17, 2019 at Houghton County Medical Care Facility. He was born on June 29, 1941 in Detroit, MI, eldest son of Stanley and Jenny “Jingo” (Viitala) Vachon. Erik grew up in Newkirk, NM, Escanaba, MI, St. Ignace, MI and …

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Obituary: Dorothy Mae Jaaskelainen

Mohawk Dorothy Mae (Langen) Jaaskelainen, age 92, a resident of Keweenaw Pines in Mohawk and formerly of Raymbaultown passed away on Sunday August 18, 2019 at Aspirus Hospital in Laurium following a short illness She was born on November 5, 1926 in Calumet the daughter of George and Hilda (Nelson) …

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Obituary: Paula Jean Englund

Lake Linden: Paula Jean Englund, 34, of Julian, CA, formerly of Lake Linden, passed away unexpectedly on August 15, 2019. She was born on December 1, 1984, a daughter of Erick and Brenda (Schmitt) Englund. She graduated from Lake Linden-Hubbell High School and attended Northern Michigan University. She worked at …

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Obituary: Kenneth Arthur Gervais

Bootjack: Captain Kenneth Arthur Gervais – US Navy Retired; served with pride for 32 years in the United States Navy, was embraced by the arms of God in Bootjack Michigan on August 14th, 2019. Ken was born on May 26th, 1943 in Lake Linden Michigan, the son of Arthur and …

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Obituary: Charles Leon Huovinen

Hubbell: Charles Leon Huovinen, 67, of the Lakeside Group Home in Hubbell, passed away on August 15, 2019. He was born on November 30, 1951, at St. Joseph Hospital in Hancock, a son of Raymond and Anne (Remillard) Huovinen. He attended Copper Country Special Education Classes. He worked at the …

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Obituary: Kenneth Gervais

Bootjack: Kenneth Gervais, 76, of Bootjack, passed away on August 14, 2019, at his home. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden.

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Obituary: Arline VanBuren

Arline VanBuren, 95, of Skanee, Michigan, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family at Bayside Village in L’Anse on August 8, 2019. She was born on July 1, 1924, in Morse, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Arthur and Jennie McDonald. She and her twin sister Irene were members …

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