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Rodney A. Tarvainen

Rodney A. Tarvainen, age 78, of Covington passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L’Anse. He was born in Covington on October 17, 1938, the son of the late August and Elna (Salli) Tarvainen. Rodney graduated from L’Anse High School in 1956. On August 22, 1959 …

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Mervin W. Sastamoinen

Dollar Bay   Graveside services for Mervin W. Sastamoinen, 94, of Dollar Bay, who died April 7, 2017, will be held at 10am on Monday, July 3, 2017 at the Mountain View Cemetery in South Range, with military rites to be conducted by the Copper Country Veteran’s Association.  Arrangements are …

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Milton R. Harvey

Marquette,      Milton R. Harvey, 91, a resident of Marquette and former Houghton resident passed away Saturday July 1, 2017, at the UP Heath Marquette hospital following a lengthy illness.      The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral homes of Houghton are assisting the family with the arrangements which …

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Maureen M. Wahmhoff

Maureen M. Wahmhoff, 80, of Chassell and formerly of Baraga, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at her home in Chassell. She was born on January 29, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of the late Hiram and Edith (Sallogga) Cushman. Maureen graduated from Mount St. Joseph College with a …

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Tony P. Ozanich

Our father, Tony, was a good man, a kind man. A man with a sense of humor, a lover of animals and a person for whom family meant everything. He committed his last years caring for our Mom and when she passed away, it became our turn to give him …

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John E. Sustarich

Chassell: John E. Sustarich, 85, a former resident of Chassell, passed away on April 10, 2016 in Macomb, Michigan. He was born on August 12, 1930, the fourth son of the late Frank and Mary Sustarich of Calumet. He resided in Rambletown, later graduating from Calumet High School with the …

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James L. “Jimmy J” Emery

James L. “Jimmy J” Emery, age 55, of L’Anse passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 25, 2017 at his home. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 25, 1962, the son of the late James and Amelia (Maki) Emery. Jimmy J attended school in L’Anse. He began fishing at a …

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Marie Ann (David) Saunders

Chassell, Marie A. (David) Saunders, 76, a resident of Chassell, passed away Wednesday June 28, 2017, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor following a short illness. She was born on May 5, 1941, in Marquette, MI.  A daughter of the late William and Bertha (Tyrvainen) Luusua.  She …

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Wilbert A. “Bert” Kesanen

Calumet–Wilbert A. “Bert” Kesanen, age 81, a resident of Sedar Bay, passed away on June 17, 2017 at the Genesys Nursing Home in Hancock. He was born on March 1, 1936 in Flint, Michigan a son of Wilbert and Eva Kesanen.  He attended Calumet schools and enlisted in the U.S. …

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Ruth Ilona (Kangas) Connor

Ruth Ilona (Kangas) Connor, age 90, of L’Anse, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at Bayside Village, L’Anse. She was born in Wakefield, Michigan on February 12, 1927, the daughter of the late John and Ella (Linn) Kangas. She attended school in Wakefield and graduated in 1944. Ruth then went …

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