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Obituary: Joyce Pavolich

Fulton Joyce Pavolich, 83, a resident of Fulton passed away at her home on Thursday, April 25, 2019.  She was born in Fulton, on October 28, 1935, the daughter of the late William and Ellen (Keranen) Luokkanen.  Joyce attended the Mohawk school and Calumet High School, graduating with the class …

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Obituary: Rodney James Bolton

Rodney (Rod) James Bolton, age 89 of L’Anse, MI passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Bayside Village in L’Anse with his loving family at his side. Rod was born February 23, 1930 in Baraga, MI son of Marion (Lasinski) Bolton. He attended school in L’Anse.  Rod married …

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Obituary: Paul G. Grabig

Paul G. Grabig, 82, resident of Calumet passed away peacefully in his home with family by his side early on Thursday, April 25, 2019. He was born on September 9, 1936, the first-born son of George and Helen (O’Brien) Grabig of Houghton. After graduating from Houghton High School in 1954, …

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Obituary: Frederick W. “Fritz” Ahola

Dollar Bay, Frederick W. (Fritz) Ahola, age 85, retired Houghton postmaster died at home on Wednesday, April 24 following a lengthy illness.   He was born in Hancock on March 27th of 1934.  The son of Frederick and Alice (Aula) Ahola and from the age of 19 months was raised by his …

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Obituary: Mitchel Knaggs

Rice Lake: Mitchel Knaggs, 67, of Rice Lake, passed away after a heart-attack in Lake Linden on April 24, 2019. The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden is assisting the family.

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Obituary: Albert Anderson

Albert E. Anderson, 98, a resident of Boston Road, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility. He was born on November 3, 1920 in Osceola Location to Andrew and Maria (Kumara) Anderson. He attended the local schools. Albert served in the United States …

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Obituary: Larry Lawrence

Houghton Clyde K. “Larry” Lawrence, Lieutenant Colonel USA Ret., 96, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019 at Portage Pointe in Hancock. He was born June 17, 1922 in Louisville, KY, the second son of William and Mary Lawrence. After graduating from Thornton Fractional High School, Calumet City, Illinois in 1940, …

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Obituary: Ronald J. “Ron” Niemisto

Ronald J. “Ron” Niemisto, age 72 of Pelkie, MI passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Baraga County Memorial Hospital. Ron was born in L’Anse, MI on July 12, 1946 the son of the late Bruno and Hilma (Ylitalo) Niemisto. He graduated from Baraga High School in 1964 …

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Obituary: Robert W. Kolkka

Lake Linden- Bob Kolkka, 64 passed peacefully among friends and family on Easter Sunday, April 21st. Bob succumbed to aspiration pneumonia as a result of Parkinson’s Disease. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6th at Houghton County Historical Society Railroad Museum 53102 Hwy M-26 Lake Linden, …

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Obituary: Roger P. Masters

Hancock: Roger P. Masters, 85, a long-time resident of Hancock, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wisconsin following an illness of several months. He was born in Hancock on June 6, 1933 to the late John and Irene (Laurin) Masters, later graduating from …

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