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Obituary: Alma Ruth Ranta

Alma Ruth Ranta, age 91, of L’Anse, MI passed away unexpectedly at her home on Friday, August 23, 2019. She was born in Pequaming, MI on October 13, 1927. Ruth graduated from L’Anse High School in 1945. She married Leonard Ranta on May 15, 1954. He preceded her in death …

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Obituary: Mike Kovachich

Calumet Mike Kovachich, 71, a resident of Calumet passed away on Friday evening August 23, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on June 12, 1948 in Laurium, a son of the late John and Marjorie (Perko) Kovachich. He graduated from Calumet High School with the class of 1966 and …

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Obituary: Karl G Gipp

Karl G Gipp, age 82, of Skanee passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Bayside Village, L’Anse, MI. Karl was born in Laurium, MI on May 17, 1937, the son of the late Gilbert Gipp and Manila (Noetzel) Gipp. He was a graduate of Calumet High School, class of …

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Obituary: Jean I. Ollila

Houghton Jean I. Ollila, 86, a resident of the Bluff’s Senior Living Community in Houghton passed away Thursday August 22, 2019, at the Omega House in Houghton following a short illness. Local surviving relatives are her daughter Connie (Mike) Cischke of Houghton her grandson: Kit (Julie) Cischke of Houghton and …

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Obituary: Melvin J. LaFernier Sr.

Melvin J. LaFernier Sr., age 69, of L’Anse, MI passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 at Houghton County Medical Care Facility, Hancock, MI. He was born in Hancock, MI on January 29, 1950 the son of the late Leslie and Mildred (Forcia) LaFernier. Melvin graduated from Baraga High School. He …

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Obituary: Elsie “Dusty” Coleman

Hancock: Elsie “Dusty” Coleman of Hancock passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Portage Pointe at U.P. Health System–Portage. Memorial services will be conducted at the Hancock Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Friday, August 23, 2019.  Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock. Funeral arrangements are being …

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Obituary: Raymond W. Gronevelt

Chassell Raymond Gronevelt, 69, died 19th of August 2019 at his home in Chassell, MI with his wife and two sons by his side. The family was unsure of how long he was battling cancer but he was diagnosed with leukemia in the spring. One week before passing Ray was …

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Obituary: Erik Vachon

Erik Vachon, age 78 of Baraga, MI passed away on August 17, 2019 at Houghton County Medical Care Facility. He was born on June 29, 1941 in Detroit, MI, eldest son of Stanley and Jenny “Jingo” (Viitala) Vachon. Erik grew up in Newkirk, NM, Escanaba, MI, St. Ignace, MI and …

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Obituary: Dorothy Mae Jaaskelainen

Mohawk Dorothy Mae (Langen) Jaaskelainen, age 92, a resident of Keweenaw Pines in Mohawk and formerly of Raymbaultown passed away on Sunday August 18, 2019 at Aspirus Hospital in Laurium following a short illness She was born on November 5, 1926 in Calumet the daughter of George and Hilda (Nelson) …

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