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Obituary: Ruth Swift Campbell

Lakeland, FL A Celebration of Life for Ruth Swift Campbell, a resident of Lakeland, FL, and former Houghton resident who passed away January 10, 2018, in Lakeland Florida, at the age of 97, will be held 3:00 pm Saturday July 7, 2018, at the Portage Lake United Church in Houghton. …

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Obituary: Gladys Q. Dawson

Houghton: Gladys Q. Dawson, 93, of the Bluffs in Houghton, passed away on January 3, 2018 at PortagePointe in Hancock. She was born on September 3, 1924 in Trenton, New Jersey, the daughter of the late Joseph L. Quinty and Stella M. Ritter. Following high school graduation, she received her …

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Obituary: Sandra L. Vander Meulen

LAKE LINDEN Sandra L. Vander Meulen, 66, formerly of Lake Linden, died Monday, January 8, 2018, at the Bayside Village in L’Anse.  As requested, there will be no public services. Arrangements are being handled by the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home of Hancock, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

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Obituary: Michael D. “Binky” Shiroda, Sr.

HURONTOWN Michael David “Binky” Shiroda, Sr., 71, a resident of Hurontown, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 8, 2018, at his home. He was born in Hancock, Michigan, on July 28, 1946, a son of the late Robert L. and Irene J. (Klarich) Shiroda. He grew in South Range and …

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Obituary: Jacob William Gleason

Jacob William Gleason, age 19 of Houghton, MI, formerly of Muskegon, MI passed away on January 7, 2018 in Niagara, WI. He was born December 17, 1998 in Muskegon, MI son of Karl Gleason and Amy Darcy. Jake last attended Iona High School in 2017 and received his High School …

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Obituary: Phyllis Elizabeth Koivu

Phyllis Elizabeth Koivu, 65, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Baraga Memorial Hospital in L’Anse, Michigan. Phyllis was born on March 20, 1952 in L’Anse, to Theodore and Lempi (Korpi) Carlson. Phyllis grew up in Nisula, Michigan.  She graduated from L’Anse Area High School in 1970 and went on to earn her LPN certificate from Gogebic Community College. After years of working as an LPN, she received …

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Obituary: Christine M. Wiitanen-Garza

As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: Christine M. Wiitanen-Garza, 52, a resident of Rockwood, MI and former Hancock resident passed away December 28, 2017, in Lower Michigan following a lengthy illness. She was raised in Hancock, MI, daughter of David C. Wiitanen and the late Helen (Schaaf) …

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Obituary: Roy S. Wakeham

As received from Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: Roy S. Wakeham, 77, a resident of Hancock passed away Saturday January 6, 2018, at the UP-Health Portage Hospital in Hancock shortly after being admitted. He was born on August 11, 1940, in Liminga, MI, a son of the late William and …

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Obituary: Martha Schuck

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: Martha Schuck, 68, a resident of Calumet passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Lighthouse of Hancock. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

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Obituary: Allen P. Olson

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: Allen P. Olson, 55, a resident of Fulton passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 5, 2018. He was born on March 24, 1962 in Hancock to Carl and Ethel (Huuki) Olson. He attended Jeffers High School and graduated with the Class of …

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