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Obituary: Wilbert Wainio

Wilbert “Hausi” Wainio, 70 a resident of Atlantic Mine passed away on Monday morning August 6, 2018 at the Omega House in Houghton. He was born on January 21, 1949 in Hancock a son of the late Reino and Lillian (Jaasko) Wainio. He graduated from Jeffers High School and later …

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Obituary: John P. Hrebec

John P. Hrebec, 58, a resident of Calumet passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 11, 1960 in Laurium to Joseph and Jean (Hodge) Hrebec. He attended Calumet High School and graduated with the Class of 1978. John was an avid …

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Obituary: Anna M. Anttila

Anna M. Anttila 85, of Brighton, Michigan, formerly of Cedar Bay, Michigan passed away early Thursday morning August 2, 2018. Anna and her twin sister, Esther, were born on December 8, 1932 in Mass, Michigan to the late Isaac Anttila and late Aili Anttila Torro. After graduating from high school …

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Obituary – Lillian S. Verbanac

Lillian S. Verbanac, age 96, of L’Anse, MI passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at UP Health System, Portage. She was born in Kenal, South Dakota on April 6, 1922, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Ester (Demery) Cadotte. Lillian came to the U.P. as a small child, …

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Obituary – Virginia G. “Virgie” Menard

As submitted by the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel: Virginia G. “Virgie” Menard, age 80, of L’Anse, MI passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born in L’Anse, MI on July 10, 1938 the daughter of the late John …

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Obituary – Glenn C. Brouillette

As submitted by the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: Glenn C. Brouillette, 69, a resident of Laurium passed away Thursday morning August 2, 2018, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born on February 18, 1949, in Laurium, MI, a son of the late Alfred and Marth …

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Obituary: Bruce E. Lahti

As received from the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home: Hancock Bruce E. Lahti, 80, a well-known area businessman, passed away Tuesday evening July 31, 2018 at UP-Health System Portage. He was a resident of the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Woodland Haven for the past year and a half. He …

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Obituary: Mary Jane Briggs

MANSFIELD, NEW YORK The toughest, sweetest, and most inspiring woman was welcomed into Heaven on July 24, 2018, at the age of 60. Mary Jane Briggs (née Putala) was preceded in Heaven by her mom and dad, Sigrid and Arthur Putala; her brothers, Robert Putala and Ronald Putala; and other …

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Obituary: Corrine M. Coponen

As received from the Memorial Chapel and Plowe Funeral Homes: Corrine Mae Coponen, 81, of Chassell, MI, took her departure to her heavenly home on Monday July 30, 2018, at her daughter’s home in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, surrounded by her loving family, following a short illness. Corrine was born on …

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Obituary – Nicholas John Kent

As received from the Ryan Funeral Home: Ahmeek – Nicholas John Kent 69, passed away to be with Our Lord on July 30, 2018. Nick was born on December 17, 1948 in Elgin, Illinois to Robert and Mary Joyce (Higgins) Kent. He moved to the Copper Country in 1953 where …

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