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Obituary: Kenneth R. Therrian, Jr.

As received from the Pearce Funeral Home: Kenneth R. Therrian, Jr, 64, of Hubbell, passed away at home with family by his side, on April 9, 2021.  He was born on November 24, 1956, a son of Kenneth E. and Berniece (Satterley) Therrian. He graduated from Lake Linden-Hubbell High School …

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Obituary: Thomas Richard Mleko

As received from the Jacobson Funeral Home: Thomas Richard Mleko, age 53 of Pelkie, MI passed away suddenly do to natural causes on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Fort Myers, FL. He was born June 24, 1967 in Lansing, MI son of Joseph and Margaret (Spitzley) Mleko. Tom graduated from …

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Obituary: Martin A. “Marty” McGrath

As received from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home: Martin A. “Marty” McGrath, 57, formerly of Houghton, passed away in Stevensville on March 20, 2021 after a long illness. He was born to Martin D. and Elba (Ylitalo) McGrath in Hubbell. He graduated from Houghton High School with the class of 1982. …

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Obituary: Pamla M. Loonsfoot

As received from the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel: Pamla M. Loonsfoot, age 56 of Kaukauna, Wisconsin and formerly of Baraga, Michigan passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021. She was born in Chicago, IL on February 4, 1965 the daughter of Joseph and Rosemary (Williams) Loonsfoot. Pamla May Loonsfoot was …

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Obituary: Milton L. Olsson

As received from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home: Dollar Bay: Doctor Milton L. Olsson, 80, retired Director of Arts and Music at Michigan Tech University, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021 at U.P. Health System-Portage in Hancock. Arrangements are incomplete, and will be announced later from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home in …

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Obituary: Judith Haataja

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: Judith Haataja, 82, of Sedar Bay passed away Friday April 2, 2021 at her home after a short illness. She was born on January 7, 1939 in Laurium a daughter of the late Walter and Aili (Harju) Torola. Judith graduated from …

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Obituary: Coletta Jean Rose

As received from Antila Funeral Service: Coletta Jean Rose, 91, of Houghton, passed away peacefully following a brief illness on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at UP Health System-Portage with family by her side. Coletta was born in Dollar Bay, Michigan, on December 31, 1929, the eleventh of thirteen children to …

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Obituary: Michael Messner

As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: Michael Messner, 76, a resident of Chassell, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in Lake Worth, Florida, following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced at …

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Obituary: Ruth E. Maki

As received from Antila Funeral Service: Ruth E. Maki, 92, a resident of Hancock and formerly of Chassell, was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 29, 2021, with family by her side. She was born on May 11, 1928, in Detroit, a daughter of the late …

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Obituary: Francis “Babe” Shiroda

As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: Francis “Babe” Shiroda, 90, a resident of Hancock passed Monday, March 29, 2021, at the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital following a short illness.      Following Babe’s wishes, no service will take place.  In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the …

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