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Judith “Judy” Rota

Judith “Judy” Rota, 73, a resident of Phoenix passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Friday, February 10, 2017. A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Siskiwit Reception Hall in …

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Helen Julia Karsama

HOUGHTON Helen Julia Karsama, 86, a resident of the Bluffs in Houghton, who returned to the area after 20 years of retirement in Florida, died at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, on ­­­­­Sunday, July 2, 2017. She was born Helen J. Pesola on May 29, 1931, to …

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Mary Polglase

Calumet–Mary Polglase, age 92, passed away on July 4, 2017 at the Shulstad Senior Living Home in Baraga, where she had resided the past several years. Mary was born in Calumet, a daughter of Olive Polglase.  She was a great-granddaughter of Joseph Blight, who founded the Eagle River Fuse Company …

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Myrtle Luoma

A memorial service will be held for Myrtle Luoma at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 8, 2017 with Pastor David Taivalkoski to officiate. Visitation will be held from 10:30 until the time of service. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy contributions may …

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Debra Ann (Lundy) Niemela

Debra Ann (Lundy) Niemela, age 62 of L’Anse, MI passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Bayside Village in L’Anse. She was born June 6, 1955 in L’Anse, daughter of Dennis and RuthAnn (Fredrickson) Lundy. Debra graduated from L’Anse High School in 1973. She worked for Home Care Medical …

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Thomas E. Chobanian

Thomas E. Chobanian, Sr., 70, a resident of Donken, died unexpectedly early Tuesday morning, July 4, 2017, at U.P. Health System–Portage. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Mountain View Mortuary of South Range, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

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Robert E. O’Neill

Robert E. O’Neill, 97, former owner and director of the O’Neill Funeral Home in Hancock for over fifty years, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017 at U.P. Health System-Portage in Hancock. He was born in Gering, Nebraska on April 19, 1920, son of the late Emmett C. and Catherine …

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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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