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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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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. The O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is in charge …

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Gisela Brigitte Kangas

Gisela Brigitte Kangas, better known as Gigi, was born to the late Gunther Kocksch and Irmgard Otto Kocksch in Berlin Germany.  After surviving World War II, she married U.S. Air Force Master Sargent Toivo Kangas and the two of them traveled extensively, ultimately making the Copper Country their home.  Gigi …

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Marie A. Tuohimaa

  Houghton      Marie A. Tuohimaa, 86, a resident of the Douglass House Apartments and former resident of the Houghton Canal, passed away Saturday evening July 22, 2017, at the UP Health – Portage Hospital following a lengthy illness.      She was born on March 15, 1931, in Oskar, MI, a daughter …

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Pat David Peterson

Pat David Peterson, 75, a resident of Mohawk and formerly of Alston, Michigan, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, July 17, 2017. He was born on January 18, 1942 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to Edward C. and Eva R. (LaJoie) Peterson. Pat grew up in Alston and …

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