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Obituary: William Earl Apger

William Earl Apger, age 85, of Calumet passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

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Obituary: James R. Baakko

Hancock James R. Baakko, 83, a resident of Hancock passed away Wednesday morning June 20, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at a later time.

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Obituary: Charles E. “Chuck” Klingbeil

Houghton: Charles E. “Chuck” Klingbeil, 52, of Houghton, passed away on Tuesday morning, June 19, 2018 in Chicago while traveling back to the Copper Country.  He died as the result of an apparent heart condition. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock.

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Obituary: Mildred Harju

BIRMINGHAM, MICHIGAN Mildred Harju (nee Siira), 97, of Birmingham, and former South Range resident, died May 9, 2018, in Novi, Michigan. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the Mountain View Cemetery in South Range, with Pastor Elmer Liimatta to officiate. Arrangements …

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Obituary: Elvera “Evie” Koskela

ATLANTIC MINE Elvera “Evie” Koskela, 89, of Atlantic Mine and former Liminga resident, died Monday, June 18, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on June 30, 2018, at Zion Apostolic Lutheran Church in Hancock. Visitation will be 1 hour …

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Obituary: Thatcher Markham

Houghton Canal Thatcher Alan Markham, 12, of the Houghton Canal, died unexpectedly Monday, June 18. He was born on November 12, 2005, in Hancock. God took home a wonderful, caring, loving son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. He was soft-spoken yet carried a confidence that couldn’t go unnoticed. Making …

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Obituary: Anna Mae Miettinen

Anna Mae (Kemppa) Miettinen, 85, passed away on June 17, 2018, at Gardenview Assisted Living & Memory Care Facility, Calumet, MI, where she was a resident for the past 7 ½ years. Anna Mae was born on October 28, 1932, in Toivola, Michigan, and was the oldest child of Rudolph …

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Obituary: Bryce Bradley Thyrion

Bryce Bradley Thyrion, passed peacefully in the arms of his parents during the early morning hours of June 5, 2018. He is the son of Randy and Jamie Thyrion of Calumet. He is also survived by his brothers, Brendan Cygan, Nathan Thyrion, and Taylor Thyrion all of Calumet. His paternal …

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Obituary: Dan Harter

Dan A Harter, age 49, of Calumet passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wisconsin. Dan was born to William and Sharon (Fretter) Harter on March 21, 1969 in Laurium. He attended Calumet High School. Dan worked as a small engine repairman for Harter’s in …

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Obituary: Jon L. Schuster

Atlantic Mine Jon L. Schuster, 53, a resident of Atlantic Mine, passed away unexpectedly June 15, 2018, at his home. He was born on September 22, 1964, in Menominee, WI a son of Lloyd and Elaine (Pannenen) Schuster. Jon was raised in Houghton and graduated from the Houghton High School. …

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