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Obituary: Karen Lee Hershey

As received from the Jacobson Funeral Home: Karen Lee (Karr) Hershey, age 81 of Sidnaw, MI passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 27, 2020 in Sidnaw. She was born Mary 29, 1938 in Garrett, IN daughter of Harry and Georgia (Bennett) Karr. Karen graduated in 1955 from Orland High School, …

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Obituary: Grace M. Lukkari

As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: Hancock, MI. Grace Marie Lukkari, age 82, of the Houghton County Medical Care Facility, passed away peacefully at the Portage Hospital in Hancock, Michigan on March 29,2020. Grace was born in Ishpeming on January 9, 1938, the youngest child of …

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Obituary: Marilyn “Diane” Yeats

As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: Houghton Our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother slipped peacefully away to join her forever love on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. She was born in Ironwood, Michigan on December 11, 1932, the only daughter of Harry Lawrence and Ellen Eleanor …

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Obituary: James Aittama

As received from the Pearce Funeral Home: Jim M. Aittama, 79, of Lake Linden, passed away at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota on March 25, 2020, with family by his side.                 He was born in Lake Linden on April 23, 1940, a son of Richard and Lillian (Goninan) Aittama.  He …

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Obituary: Duane V. Savukoski

As received from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home: Hancock: Duane V. Savukoski, 74, former Hancock police officer and local well-known taxi driver, passed away at the Lighthouse at Hancock on Tuesday morning, March 24, 2020. The O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is in charge of the arrangements which will be announced …

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Obituary: Mary Rae Takala

As received from the Jacobson Funeral Home: Mary Rae Takala, age 67 of Keweenaw Bay, MI passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at her home with her husband by her side. She was born March 23, 1952 in Hancock, MI daughter of Bruce and Shirley (Walitalo) Kemppainen. Mary graduated …

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Obituary: Edward C “Velu” Heikkila

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: Edward C “Velu” Heikkila, 91, a resident of Calumet passed away peacefully at his home with his wife of 61 years by his side on Saturday morning March 21, 2020. He was born on January 1, 1929 in Raymbaultown a son …

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Obituary: Margo M. Carey

As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: Houghton Margo M. Carey, 83, a resident of Bluff’s Senior Living Community in Houghton passed away Tuesday March 24, 2020, at the Omega House in Houghton. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes are assisting the family with the arrangements …

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Obituary: Francis P. Younggren

As received from the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel: Francis P. Younggren, age 89, of Covington, MI passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 at his son’s home with his family by his side. Francis was born on January 12, 1931, in Ishpeming, MI son of the late Howard Sr. and …

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Obituary: Gary O. Kamppinen

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: Calumet Gary O. Kamppinen, 65, a resident of Calumet passed away unexpectedly on March 19, 2020 at U.P. Health System Marquette. He was born on December 11, 1954 in Bruce Crossing, the son of the late Oscar and Martha (Ranta) Kamppinen. …

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