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Obituary: Joanne L. Marttila

Atlantic Mine Joanne L. Marttila, 74, a resident of Atlantic Mine passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019.   She was born April 8, 1944, in Hancock, daughter of Alfred and Flora (Ruonavaara) Hendrickson.  She graduated from Hancock High School with the class of 1962. She worked at Vollwerth’s for several …

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Obituary: William “Bill” Coponen

ATLANTIC MINE William (Bill) John Coponen, 85, a resident of Atlantic Mine, passed away on February 25, 2019,  at the UP Health System in Marquette, Mich., after a brief illness. He was born March 28, 1933, in Painesdale, to the late Martha and Urho Coponen. Bill was a veteran of the …

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Obituary: Jackie R. Rauch

Jackie R. Rauch, 90, a resident of Calumet passed away at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming.  He was born on July 25, 1928 in Raymbaultown a son of the late Joseph and Rose (Sustrich) Rauch.  Jackie graduated with the class of 1946 from Sacred Heart High School …

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Obituary: John Elmer “Buffalo” Yrjana

Lake Linden: John Elmer “Buffalo” Yrjana, 68, of Lake Linden, passed away at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center on February 19, 2019 with his daughters by his side. He was born March 24, 1950, a son of Elmer and Juliana (Strang) Yrjana.  He was agraduate of Lake Linden-Hubbell High School …

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Obituary: Elma E. Anderson

CALUMET Elma E. Anderson, 93, a former Calumet resident, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, where she had been a patient for the past 4 ½ years. She was born on December 30, 1925, in Hancock, a daughter of the late …

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Obituary: Ruth Ann Pellegrini

HANCOCK Ruth Ann Pellegrini, 82, a resident of Hancock, and formerly of Elmhurst, Illinois, died on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at the UP Health System-Portage.  She was born December 15, 1936, in Hancock, Michigan, a daughter of Einard Anderson and Lillian Maki-Kinnunen. Ruth moved to Elmhurst in 1961, residing there …

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Obituary: Sylvia L. Gagnon

Chassell      Sylvia L. Gagnon of Chassell passed away on February 19, 2019, at the Franklin House of Portage Pointe.      Sylvia was born Sylvia Lydia Maki on August 11, 1926 in Trimountain, Michigan to John K. and Lydia (Lundi) Maki.      In 1944 Sylvia graduated from Jeffers H.S. and …

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Obituary: Carol Ann Dennis

Lake Linden: Carol Ann (Chandonais) Dennis, 81, of Lake Linden, passed away at the Green Tree of Hubbell on February 15, 2019. She was born on June 3, 1937, a daughter of Louis and Margaret Chandonais.  She was a graduate of Lake Linden-Hubbell High School.  She worked at the Houghton …

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Obituary: Suzanne M. Heikkila

Laurium Suzanne M. Heikkila, 77, a resident of Laurium passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the Aspirius Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. She was born on September 1, 1941, in Calumet, a daughter of the late Robert and Lyla (Simula) Oja.  Suzanne attended the Calumet Schools. Suzanne was a lifelong …

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Obituary: Virginia A “Ginny Ann” Jermac

Virginia A “Ginny Ann” Jermac, age 71, of L’Anse, MI and formerly of Baraga, MI passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L’Anse, MI. She was born in Baraga on July 25, 1947 the daughter of the late Richard and Sarah (Whetung) Shalifoe. Ginny Ann graduated …

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