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Obituary: Laura V. Swenson

Hancock: Laura V. Swenson, 72, of Hancock, passed away early on Monday morning, February 12, 2018 at U.P. Health System-Portage Hospital. The O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting with the arrangements which are still incomplete.

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Obituary: Elsebet Jegstrup

Elsebet Jegstrup, 80, a resident of Copper Harbor passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock, Michigan. Arrangements will be announced by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet, Michigan.

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Obituary: Craig E. Wilson

Dollar Bay      Craig E. Wilson, 79, a resident of Dollar Bay, passed away Saturday February 10, 2018, at his home with his family by his side.      He was born on February 11, 1938, in Lincoln, MI, a son of the late Forrest and Florence (Doriet) Wilson.  As a child, he moved …

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Obituary: William H. “Bill” Mey

Fulton Location: William H. “Bill” Mey, 88, of Fulton Location, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the Lighthouse at Hancock. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 17, 1929 to the late William, Sr. and Martha (Ristola) Mey. Following high school graduation, he enlisted into the United …

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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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