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Obituary: Jeanne Terry

Jeanne L. (Pelto) Isaacson Terry died April 6, 2019, in Modesto, CA following a lengthy illness. She was born February 16, 1930 in Pelkie, the only child of the late Alfred and Laina (Johnson) Pelto. Jeanne attended the Pelkie Elementary School and graduated from Baraga High School in 1947. She …

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Obituary: James Edward Boyce

Houghton James Edward Boyce passed peacefully on August 1st at Portage Pointe nursing home in Hancock at the age of 97. Jim was born on July 17, 1922, in Buffalo, New York, the son of James G. Boyce and Nina Pilkenton Boyce. He grew up in Bronxville, New York, where …

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Obituary: Richard A. “Richie” Norlin

Dollar Bay Richard A. “Richie” Norlin, 86, a Dollar Bay Businessman and resident passed away surrounded by his family at home Thursday, August 1, 2019, following a lengthy illness. He was born on November 5, 1932, in Hancock, MI, a son of the late Axel and Ina (Johnson) Norlin. Richie …

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Obituary: Duanee Bennett

Duanee Bennett, 82, a resident of Laurium passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 31, 2019 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Bethany Baptist Church in Dollar Bay on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 11:00 am with Pastor …

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Obituary: Violet Berryman

Violet Berryman, 78, a resident of Hancock passed away on Thursday July 31, 2019 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

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Obituary: Dyson D. Bastian

Atlantic Mine/Williston, ND Dyson D. Bastian, 24, a former resident of Atlantic Mine and current resident of Williston, ND, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019, from injuries received in an accident. He was born on April 16, 1995, in Lexington, North Carolina, a son of Todd and Lori (Koski) Bastian. …

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Obituary: Donald Daavettila

Houghton Donald Axel Daavettila, 84, of Houghton, passed away Wednesday, July 31 at Marquette General Hospital. He was born in Waukegan, Illinois on November 18, 1934, to Hugo & Vera Daavettila. He was raised in Zion and graduated from Zion-Benton high school. He received his BS in Engineering Physics from …

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Obituary: James F. Piiparinen

Hancock James F. Piiparinen, 75, a resident of Hancock, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the UP Health – Portage Hospital following a short illness. He was born on May 16, 1944, in Hancock, MI, a son of the late Raymond and Thyra (Halmekangas) Piiparinen. Jim was raised in …

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Obituary: Timothy Durocher

Lake Linden: Timothy Durocher, 62, of Kingsford, formerly of Lake Linden, passed away on December 26, 2018. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Lake Linden with Father Joseph Boakye-Yiadom to officiate. The Pearce Funeral …

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Obituary: Larry John Jestila

Larry John Jestila finished this life’s journey on July 26, 2019, with his family at his side. He was born August 8, 1958, in L’Anse, Michigan to Edward “Bimbo” Jestila and Della Salonen Maki Jestila. He lived in L’Anse, Marquette, and Frankfort, Michigan. Larry was known for his piano talent …

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