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Obituary: Signe E. Bakkila

Chassell Signe E. Bakkila, 90, a resident of Chassell, passed away Tuesday morning March 27, 2018, at the Omega House in Houghton where she had been residing for the past month. She was born on July 11, 1927, in Tapiola, MI, a daughter of the late Soloman and Jennie (Haataja) …

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Obituary: Steven George Loosemore

Steven George Loosemore, age 71 of Houghton, MI passed away at U.P. Health System Marquette on Sunday, March 25th, 2018 after a difficult struggle with esophageal cancer. Steve was born in 1947 in Hancock, MI son of Wesley and Helmi (Wayrynen) Loosemore. He graduated from Berkley Hight School in 1963 …

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Obituary: Sever “Elmer” Dixon

Bootjack March 22, 2018 Sever Elmer Dixon, age 87, of Bootjack passed away at his home on March 22, 2018. Elmer was born to Sever and Esther (Pelotola) Dixon on February 5, 1931 in Painesdale, Michigan. He attended the Jacobsville School. In his early 20’s he joined the United States …

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Obituary: Floyd D. LaRue

ATLANTIC MINE Floyd D. LaRue. 90, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018, at home in Atlantic Mine with family present. He was born in Chassell to Louis and Eileen (Tahtinen) LaRue on March 6, 1928. Floyd was employed for 63 years at White Pine Copper Company (Assay Lab). After retirement, …

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Obituary: Alvin W. Gagnon Sr.

Atlantic Mine/ Onnela Location Graveside services with military honors for Alvin W. Gagnon, Sr., who passed away March 22, 2018 will be held Monday, May 21, 2018 at 2pm in the Liminga Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the E.B. Holman School in the cafeteria. To view Alvin’s obituary or …

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Obituary: Robert L. Roy

Hancock, Robert Leo (Rob) Roy passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility with his family by his side. He was born on July 24, 1933 in Hancock, Michigan, a son of Leo and Dorothy Roy. Rob graduated from St. Joseph-St. Patrick School, Hancock High …

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Obituary: Gene Edward Bykkonen

Mohawk–Gene Edward Bykkonen, 76, passed away in Mohawk on March 20, 2018.  Gene was a long time employee of the Keweenaw County Road Commission and was a resident of Mohawk.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Edmund and Beaulah Bykkonen and a brother Garnet.  He is survived by …

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Obituary: Louis A LeClaire

Louis A LeClaire age 69, of Alston, MI passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, MI. He was born in Hancock, MI on May 1, 1948 the son of the late Louis and Ethyl (Schumacher) LeClaire. Louis attended Sacred Heart Catholic …

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Obituary: Thomas Lee Roth

Thomas Lee Roth, age 61 of L’Anse, MI passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital. He was born August 4, 1956 in Detroit, MI son of Norman and Wyonne (Diestler) Roth Sr.  Tom grew up in Royal Oak, MI and moved to L’Anse about 30 …

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Obituary: Gloria A. Galer

Gloria A. Galer, age 71, of L’Anse and formerly of Ontonagon, MI, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Bayside Village, L’Anse, MI. She was born in Pontiac, MI on December 17, 1946 the daughter of the late Richard and Elizabeth (Miller) Galer. Gloria graduated from Madison Heights High School …

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