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Obituary: James G. Floyd

Houghton –James G. Floyd, 51 a resident of Toivola passed away unexpectedly at his place of employment, Superior Block Co. on the morning of Wednesday, May 29th, 2019. He was born in Ontonagon on September 8, 1967, son of the late June and Jim Floyd. Jim’s early schooling took place …

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Obituary: George M. Burich

Hancock George M. Burich, 94, a resident of Hancock, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Lighthouse at Hancock following a lengthy illness. He was born April 24, 1925 in Dodgeville, the son of the late Frank and Pauline (Herlevich) Burich. He was raised in Dodgeville and attended local …

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Obituary: Mary Ann Junttonen

PAINESDALE Mary Ann Junttonen, 76, of Painesdale, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital. She was born September 12, 1942, in Hancock, a daughter of the late John and Verna (Kommes) Trasti, and was a graduate of the Jeffers High School. On June 10, 1961, she was …

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Obituary: Karl Presslein, Jr

“Don’t get shook”, but Karl Presslein, Jr, 85 of L’Anse, MI, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019 with family at his side at his daughter’s home in Stillwater, MN following a brave battle with cancer. Karl was born on July 21, 1933 to Karl, Sr and Gertrude (Zumstein) Presslein, …

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Obituary: Paul E. Coon, Sr.

Hancock: Paul E. Coon, Sr., 81, of Hancock, died on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the Omega House in Houghton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock.

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Obituary: Robert Jerry Sorvala

Robert Jerry Sorvala, born May 3, 1939, in Jacobsville, Michigan to Waino and Ida Huhta Sorvala. He suffered from Emphysema and pulmonary fibroses. He passed away March 24, 2019. He is survived by six children, Rory (Roxanne), Rodrick (Mary), Alynn, Jacob, Johan and Swen (Sarah). Thirty grandchildren and twenty four …

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Obituary: Janice M. Pirhonen

Janice M. Pirhonen, age 83, of L’Anse, MI passed away in L’Anse on Saturday, May 25, 2019. She was born in Pequaming, MI on September 3, 1935 the daughter of the late Edwin and Margaret (VanAble) Soli. Janice graduated from L’Anse High School in 1953. She married Richard F. Pirhonen, …

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Obituary: Frank Chiles Praeger

Houghton: Dr. Frank Chiles Praeger, 85, of Houghton, died on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the Omega House, after a lengthy battle against heart disease. He was buried in the Chassell Township Cemetery on Tuesday, May 28, attended by his wife, Dr. Betzabe Praeger and friends. Frank was born in …

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Obituary: Margaret Benda

Margaret A. Benda, 88, a resident of Calumet passed away peacefully at her home on Friday May 24, 2019. She was born on December 2, 1930 in Calumet to Gustav and Lempi (Aittima) Junttila where she grew up in Raymbaultown. She attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet High …

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Obituary: Daniel J. Reilly

Daniel Joseph Reilly, 64, a resident of Bootjack and Laurium, passed on Saturday, May 25th with family by his side at Aspirus Keweenaw hospital following a valiant battle with colon cancer. Dan was born on October 30, 1954 in Laurium, a son of Joseph and Barbara (Mattila) Reilly. He enlisted …

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