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Obituary: Pearl Nancy Rose Thoresen

Pearl Nancy Rose Thoresen, age 85, of L’Anse, MI passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L’Anse. She was born in Zeba, MI on June 2, 1932, the daughter of the late John “Mickey” and Clara (Knapp) Swartz. …

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Obituary: Winifred Mary Haralson

Lake Linden: Winifred Mary Haralson passed away on Thursday February 8. 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility, where she had been a resident since 2010. Winnie was born in Painesdale, MI, to Howard and Irene (Hocking) Grove, October 22, 1921. She grew up in Mohawk, and attended Mohawk …

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Obituary: Violet Elizabeth Theriault

Violet Elizabeth Theriault, age 89 of L’Anse, MI passed away on February 8, 2018 at UP Health System-Marquette. She was born December 26, 1928 in Houghton, MI daughter of Frank and Hilja (Piippo) Tervonen. Violet graduated from Houghton High School in 1946. She married James Theriault in Houghton on October …

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Obituary: John Pietila

Our loving father, John R. Pietila, 86, passed away in his Calumet home on Saturday, February 10, 2018. He was born to Richard O. and Ida (Ranta) Pietila on March 6, 1931 in Raymbaultown. He attended the local schools and had humble beginnings at his Swedetown Home. That was the …

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Obituary: Myra M. Walman

Houghton Myra M. Walman, 81, a resident of Houghton passed away Sunday February 11, 2018, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock where she had been a patient for the past three months. She was born on June 22, 1936, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Edward …

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Obituary: Scott V. Rutherford

Hancock Scott V. Rutherford Jr., 84, a resident of Hancock passed away Wednesday February 7, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton. He was born in 1933 in Lansing Michigan. After graduating from Lansing Eastern High School, he attended Dartmouth College, graduating in 1955. He joined the US Navy, serving …

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Obituary: Howard G. “Fred” Maki

Howard G. “Fred” Maki, age 70, of Covington, MI passed away suddenly at his home on Monday, February 5, 2018. He was born in Detroit, MI on October 6, 1947 the son of the late Clarence and Elsie (Virta) Maki. Howard attended school in Taylor, MI and graduated from Taylor …

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Obituary: John August Parkila

John August Parkila, age 69 of Nisula, MI passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Bayside Village in L’Anse, MI. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 29th at 1:00 p.m. in the Pelkie Cemetery.  A family luncheon will follow at Jim & Tina’s home in Pelkie. The …

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Obituary: Diane (Michaelson) Bergquist

Diane J. (Michaelson) Bergquist, 66, of Calumet passed away at home on Monday, February 5, 2018. Diane was born on August 31, 1951 to Wilho and Clara (Kivisto) Michaelson in Detroit. She graduated from Cody High School in Detroit. She worked for Northland Container in Plymouth, Michigan. She also worked …

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Obituary: Kenneth R. Thompson

Kenneth R. Thompson, 81, of Rabbit Bay, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, in Marquette, where he has been a resident since August 2017. Kenneth was born on March 30, 1936, in Copper City, son of Rudolph and Martha Thompson. In high …

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