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Obituary: Phyllis Elizabeth Koivu

Phyllis Elizabeth Koivu, 65, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Baraga Memorial Hospital in L’Anse, Michigan. Phyllis was born on March 20, 1952 in L’Anse, to Theodore and Lempi (Korpi) Carlson. Phyllis grew up in Nisula, Michigan.  She graduated from L’Anse Area High School in 1970 and went on to earn her LPN certificate from Gogebic Community College. After years of working as an LPN, she received …

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Obituary: Christine M. Wiitanen-Garza

As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: Christine M. Wiitanen-Garza, 52, a resident of Rockwood, MI and former Hancock resident passed away December 28, 2017, in Lower Michigan following a lengthy illness. She was raised in Hancock, MI, daughter of David C. Wiitanen and the late Helen (Schaaf) …

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Obituary: Roy S. Wakeham

As received from Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: Roy S. Wakeham, 77, a resident of Hancock passed away Saturday January 6, 2018, at the UP-Health Portage Hospital in Hancock shortly after being admitted. He was born on August 11, 1940, in Liminga, MI, a son of the late William and …

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Obituary: Martha Schuck

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: Martha Schuck, 68, a resident of Calumet passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Lighthouse of Hancock. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet.

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Obituary: Allen P. Olson

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: Allen P. Olson, 55, a resident of Fulton passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 5, 2018. He was born on March 24, 1962 in Hancock to Carl and Ethel (Huuki) Olson. He attended Jeffers High School and graduated with the Class of …

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Obituary: Nancy A. Klingbeil

Houghton: Nancy A. Klingbeil, 73, of 1206 Maple Lane in Houghton, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the Omega House in Houghton. She was born in Hancock on November 8, 1944 to the late Leo R. “Doc” and Mary J. (Federighe) Lucchesi. She attended Hancock Schools and graduated …

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Obituary: Peter Cattelino

HOUGHTON, MI – Peter Cattelino, 100, a resident of The Bluffs Senior Living Community of Houghton, MI passed away peacefully on January 3, 2018 at UP Health System-Portage Hospital in Hancock, MI. He was born on December 20, 1917 in Gile, WI the son of Italian immigrants, Giuseppe Cattelino and …

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Obituary: Barbara Alice Newman

Barbara Alice Newman, 40, of Calumet died peacefully at Aspirus Wausau following a severe asthmatic episode. Barb was born August 21, 1977 just before her twin sister and life-long co-conspirator Carol Janckila to Virginia (Cuber) and Gordon Newman in Calumet. Barbara grew up in Albion and attended Calumet Schools graduating …

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Obituary: Steven C. Kela

Steven C. Kela, age 64, passed away on January 3, 2018 at his home in Dollar Bay. He was born to Arthur and Arlene (Linja) Kela on March 15, 1963 in Hancock. As he requested cremation has taken place and private family services will be held at a later date. …

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Obituary: Ellen C. Laitinen

As provided by the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: Ellen C. Laitinen, 88, a resident of the Bluffs Senior Living Community in Houghton, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at her home. She was born on October 2, 1929, in South Range, MI, a daughter of the late …

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