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Obituary: Delores B. “Dee Dee” Soli

As received from the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel: Delores B. “Dee Dee” Soli age 90 of L’Anse, MI passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. She was born in L’Anse on March 3, 1931 the daughter of the late Elmer J. and Elaina (Friberg) Koskimaki. …

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Obituary: Calvin F. Naasko

As received from the Pearce Funeral Home: Calvin F. Naasko, 92, of Askel passed away Monday, April 12, 2021, at PortagePointe in Hancock. He was born September 10, 1928, in Askel, the youngest of nine children born to John and Anna (Lantto) Naasko. He attended the Askel School for three …

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Obituary: Wesley E. Maatta

As received from Antila Funeral Service: Wesley E. Maatta, 99, of Toivola, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 12, 2021, at Omega House, in Houghton.   He was born on July 1, 1921, in Toivola, a son of the late Andrew and Ida (Luukkonen) Maatta, and was a graduate of Calumet …

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Obituary: Wesley J. “Wes” Laitila

As received from the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel: Wesley J. “Wes” Laitila age 77 of Keweenaw Bay, MI passed away April 11, 2021 at his home with his loving family by his side, following a short illness with cancer. He was born on the Askel Hill on July 22, …

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Obituary: Marilyn Marie Katherine Koski

As received from the Jacobson Funeral Home: Marilyn Marie Katherine Koski, 76, of L’Anse, died on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 11, 2021 at her home with her loving family by her side. Marilyn was born May 22, 1944 in Covington to Eino and Hilda (Rajala) Kytola and graduated from L’Anse …

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Obituary: James Gherna

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: James Gherna, 91, a resident of Laurium, passed away on Friday April 9, 2021 at the Omega House in Houghton. He was born on February 24, 1930 in Calumet to Victor and Angelina (Colombo) Gherna. Jim attended the local schools and …

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Obituary: James “Jim” Germain

As received from the Pearce Funeral Home:  James “Jim” Germain, 78, of Lake Linden, passed away while enjoying his daily walk on April 10, 2021.  Jim was born on November 19, 1942, a son of Clarence and Mariette (Gagnon) Germain.  He graduated from Lake Linden-Hubbell High School in 1960.  Jim struggled, …

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Obituary: Kenneth R. Therrian, Jr.

As received from the Pearce Funeral Home: Kenneth R. Therrian, Jr, 64, of Hubbell, passed away at home with family by his side, on April 9, 2021.  He was born on November 24, 1956, a son of Kenneth E. and Berniece (Satterley) Therrian. He graduated from Lake Linden-Hubbell High School …

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Obituary: Thomas Richard Mleko

As received from the Jacobson Funeral Home: Thomas Richard Mleko, age 53 of Pelkie, MI passed away suddenly do to natural causes on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Fort Myers, FL. He was born June 24, 1967 in Lansing, MI son of Joseph and Margaret (Spitzley) Mleko. Tom graduated from …

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Obituary: Martin A. “Marty” McGrath

As received from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home: Martin A. “Marty” McGrath, 57, formerly of Houghton, passed away in Stevensville on March 20, 2021 after a long illness. He was born to Martin D. and Elba (Ylitalo) McGrath in Hubbell. He graduated from Houghton High School with the class of 1982. …

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