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Jack K. Noye

Jack K. Noye, 87, a resident of Chassell, passed away Wednesday morning August 2, 2017, at the UP Health – Portage Hospital. He was born on March 10, 1930, in Hancock, a son of the late John and Alice (Wuebben) Noye.  Jack attended the Hancock Schools and then moved to …

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Dennis P. Balma

HANCOCK — Dennis P. Balma, 69, of Hancock, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017, at U.P. Health System – Marquette Hospital following an apparent heart attack. He was born on January 15, 1948, in Detroit to the late William and Marguerite (Schumacher) Balma. Following graduation from high school in …

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James R. ‘Jim” Kangas

James R. ‘Jim” Kangas, age 81, of L’Anse, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at UP Health Systems Hospice Suite, Marquette. Jim was born in L’Anse, MI on January 3, 1936 the son of the late Waino and Anna (King) Kangas. Jim graduated from Baraga High School in 1954 and …

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Janet Hottum Pelton

SOUTH LYON — Janet Hottum Pelton, 74, of South Lyon, passed away July 23, 2017, at Angela Hospice Home Care in Livonia. She was born January 8, 1943, in Hancock, to the late William and Edna Naasko Antila, and was a 1961 graduate of the Jeffers High School in Painesdale. …

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Thelma I. Turpeinen

Thelma I. Turpeinen, age 93, of Baraga, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L’Anse. She was born in Pelkie, MI on January 26, 1924, the daughter of the late John and Anna (Kokko) Pesonen. Thelma attended school in Alston. She married Reuben J. Turpeinen in …

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Arthur Leroy Dahlgren

Arthur Leroy Dahlgren, age 85, of Mohawk passed away peacefully on July 26, 2017 at his home. Arthur was born to Arthur and Helen (Kaura) Dahlgren on March 16, 1932 in Mohawk. He graduated from Calumet High School. He was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Mohawk. After …

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Marie Adel Ecke

Chassell:  Marie Adel Ecke, 89, a former longtime resident of Chassell, currently residing at the Lake View Manor Annex in Hancock, passed away on Monday evening, July 24, 2017 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, Wisconsin following a short illness. She was born on May 22, 1928 in Atlantic …

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Laura M. Isaacson

Hancock Laura M. Isaacson, 83, a resident of Hancock, passed away Thursday July 27, 2017, at UP Health – Portage Hospital following a short illness. She was born on April 22, 1934, in Mass, MI a daughter of Jesse and Mabel (Fezzey) Bender.  She was a graduate of the Mass High …

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Henry Melvin Madosh

Henry Melvin Madosh, age 65 of Baraga, MI passed away on Wednesday, July 26th at his home. He was born October 12, 1951 in Marquette, MI son of Richard and Elsie (Ketchum) Madosh. Henry grew up in Marquette and spent over 20 years with the Skerbeck Brothers Carnival, and then …

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Donald J. Heikkila

PAINESDALE — Donald J. Heikkila, 74, a resident of Painesdale, died Saturday, July 22, 2017, at UP Health System-Marquette, with family by his side. He was born in Liminga, on June 1, 1943, a son of the late, William and Inez (Strang) Heikkila. He was raised in Liminga and attended …

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