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Robert W. Ross

Dollar Bay: Robert W. Ross, 94, of Dollar Bay, passed away on Thursday morning, November 16, 2017 at the Omega House of Houghton. Funeral arrangements are still incomplete and will be announced later from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock.

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Lillian S. Nevanpera

TOIVOLA Lillian S. Nevanpera, 94, of Toivola, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at the Lighthouse at Hancock. She was born June 19, 1923, on the family farm in Toivola, a daughter of the late Michael and Hattie (Johnson) Taskila.  She attended school locally and received her GED in 1985. Lillian …

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Neva L. Erickson

November 9, 2017 Calumet Neva L. Erickson, 97, longtime Copper Country resident died into eternal life on Thursday evening November 9, 2017 at Gardenview Assisted Living and Memory Care in Calumet. She was born on April 21, 1920 at the Swedish Hospital in Brooklyn, NY the youngest child of Sigrid …

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Robert Frederick Tarvainen

Robert Frederick Tarvainen, age 80 of Covington, MI passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at his home. He was born January 14, 1937 son of Arvid and Aili (Maki) Tarvainen. Bob graduated from L’Anse High School in 1955. He married the former Georgiana Nurmi in 1959, and they …

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Michael W. Bugielski

Houghton Michael W. Bugielski, 72, a resident of Houghton passed away Monday November 13, 2017, in Marquette, MI, 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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Adam Scott Fountaine

Lake Linden: Adam Scott Fountaine, 31, of Lake Linden, passed away unexpectedly on November 12, 2017.                 He was born November 1, 1986, a son of Gerald Fountaine and Gloria Juntunen.  He was a 2005 graduate of Lake Linden-Hubbell High School.                 Adam worked at Louie’s Super Valu, Northern Hardwoods, …

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Cheryl Ann Suojanen

Cheryl Ann Suojanen, age 60 of Zeba, MI passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at her home. She was born August 13, 1957 in L’Anse, MI daughter of Wayne and Helen (Miller) Koski. Cheryl grew up in Zeba and graduated from L’Anse High School in 1975 and then went …

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Nathalie June LaBeau

HOUGHTON Nathalie June LaBeau, the love of our life and an angel, was sent to us to teach us how to love, with the most contagious smile for any occasion. Nathalie “Natty” was born on an amazing summer day on June 19, 2017, in a manner against the odds, with …

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Erma Ketola

Erma Ketola, 83, of Mohawk passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 at UP Health System Marquette. Erma was born on July 2, 1934 to Leonard and Hulda (Karvola) Koski. She graduated from Calumet High School in 1952. On July 20, 1957m she was united in marriage to John Ketola. Jack …

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Evelyn “Evie” (Lindrus) Turpeinen

Evelyn “Evie” (Lindrus) Turpeinen, 75 of Alston died suddenly at her home with her family by her side on November 9th 2017. She was born on February 17, 1942 in L’Anse, daughter of John and Selma Lindrus. Evie attended the Alston School and graduated from Baraga High School with the …

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