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Obituary: Shirley Salo

As received from the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel: Shirley A. Salo, age 84, of Watton, MI passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L’Anse. She was born in Munising, MI on January 26, 1938 to Elmer and Irene (Nyquist) Johnson, and was adopted shortly after …

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Obituary: Steven C. “Linker” Elmblad

Steven C. “Linker” Elmblad, age 64, lifelong resident of L’Anse, passed away on Monday February 14th, 2022. He was born in L’Anse on February 18th, 1957, the son of late Rod and Norma (Oberg) Elmblad. Linker attended L’Anse Area Schools, graduating in 1975. He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, …

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Obituary: Tyrne Mikkola

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: Tyrne Allen “Mick” Gadd Mikkola, age 64, passed away despite a lifelong fighting spirit from a swift and vicious battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday, February 13th, 2022. Tyrne – more well known as Mick or Ty – was born on …

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Obituary: Robert Ahola

As received from the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel: Robert W. Ahola, age 63, of L’Anse, MI passed away at his residence on Monday, February 14, 2022. He was born in L’Anse, MI on November 2, 1958, the son of the late Alvar and Lillian (Jackson) Ahola. Robert graduated from …

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Obituary: Catherine Niemi

As received from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home: Catherine Marie “Tinka” Niemi, 89, of Hancock, passed away on Friday evening, February 11, 2022 at Canal View – Houghton County where she was a resident patient for the last 18 months. She was born in Hancock on April 6, 1932 to Arnold …

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Obituary: David Riutta

As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: David W. Riutta, 73, a resident of Houghton, passed away at his home Tuesday, February 15, 2022, following a lengthy illness. He was born on August 12, 1948, in Hancock a son of the late William and Rachel (Koistila) Riutta. …

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Obituary: John Ricci

As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: John “Topper” Ricci, 83, a lifelong resident of Hancock passed away February 12, 2022, at the Omega House in Houghton from complications with prostate cancer. He was born February 19, 1938, in Hancock, the son of the late Joseph and …

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Obituary: Wivell Menge

As received from the Jacobson Funeral Home: Wivell T. Menge, age 81, passed away on February 10, 2022. He was born on August 12, 1940 in Hancock to Gage Menge and Jane Wivell Menge. He lived in Hancock until 1942 when his family moved to Detroit, where he was a …

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Obituary: James Juntunen

As received from the Jacobson Funeral Home: James Matthew Juntunen, age 56 of Nisula, MI passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2022 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He was born December 21, 1965 in L’Anse, MI son of Raymond and Judith (Maki) Juntunen. Jim graduated from L’Anse High School …

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Obituary: Bernita Bissman

As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: Bernita J. Bissman, 77, a resident of the Medora House of Portage Pointe in Hancock passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2022, with her daughter by her side. Bernita is survived by her daughter: Theresa (Don Wade) Bissman, Her grandchildren: Connor …

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