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Janet Hottum Pelton

SOUTH LYON — Janet Hottum Pelton, 74, of South Lyon, passed away July 23, 2017, at Angela Hospice Home Care in Livonia. She was born January 8, 1943, in Hancock, to the late William and Edna Naasko Antila, and was a 1961 graduate of the Jeffers High School in Painesdale. …

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Thelma I. Turpeinen

Thelma I. Turpeinen, age 93, of Baraga, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L’Anse. She was born in Pelkie, MI on January 26, 1924, the daughter of the late John and Anna (Kokko) Pesonen. Thelma attended school in Alston. She married Reuben J. Turpeinen in …

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Arthur Leroy Dahlgren

Arthur Leroy Dahlgren, age 85, of Mohawk passed away peacefully on July 26, 2017 at his home. Arthur was born to Arthur and Helen (Kaura) Dahlgren on March 16, 1932 in Mohawk. He graduated from Calumet High School. He was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Mohawk. After …

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Marie Adel Ecke

Chassell:  Marie Adel Ecke, 89, a former longtime resident of Chassell, currently residing at the Lake View Manor Annex in Hancock, passed away on Monday evening, July 24, 2017 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, Wisconsin following a short illness. She was born on May 22, 1928 in Atlantic …

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Laura M. Isaacson

Hancock Laura M. Isaacson, 83, a resident of Hancock, passed away Thursday July 27, 2017, at UP Health – Portage Hospital following a short illness. She was born on April 22, 1934, in Mass, MI a daughter of Jesse and Mabel (Fezzey) Bender.  She was a graduate of the Mass High …

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Henry Melvin Madosh

Henry Melvin Madosh, age 65 of Baraga, MI passed away on Wednesday, July 26th at his home. He was born October 12, 1951 in Marquette, MI son of Richard and Elsie (Ketchum) Madosh. Henry grew up in Marquette and spent over 20 years with the Skerbeck Brothers Carnival, and then …

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Donald J. Heikkila

PAINESDALE — Donald J. Heikkila, 74, a resident of Painesdale, died Saturday, July 22, 2017, at UP Health System-Marquette, with family by his side. He was born in Liminga, on June 1, 1943, a son of the late, William and Inez (Strang) Heikkila. He was raised in Liminga and attended …

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William “Bill” Toivonen

HOUGHTON — William “Bill” Toivonen, 101, a long-time Houghton resident, died July 24, 2017, at the Lighthouse-Hancock. He was born in Tapiola on November 18, 1915, son of Kasper and Elina (Walkkinen) Toivonen. He attended the John A. Doelle School through the 10th grade. He then attended Houghton High School, …

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Kenneth Roy Gardner

Kenneth Roy Gardner (85), a resident of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, passed away on   Monday January 9, 2017.  He was born in Laurium, Michigan on January 26, 1931, eldest son of Nedward and Ethel (Picard) Gardner.   He graduated from Calumet High School in 1949.  Ken played trumpet with many local …

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Angela Miller

Lake Linden: Angela Miller, 88, of Lake Linden, passed away at The Lighthouse at Hubbell on July 25, 2017.  She was a resident there since April, 2016. She was born February 24, 1929, the daughter of John and Agnes (Stimac) Fausone.  She attended Houghton Schools, graduating with the class of …

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