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Obituary: Beverly J. Hietala

Chassell       Beverly J. (Ralph) Hietala, 84, a resident of Chassell, passed away peacefully Monday, April 29, 2019, at the Bluffs Senior Living Community in Houghton after a long illness.       She was born on January 1, 1935, in Elo, the daughter of the late William and Olga (Karna) Niemi. …

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Obituary: Paul Kunnari

Paul Kunnari, 84, a resident of Florida Location passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Omega House in Houghton. He was born on March 24, 1935 in Calumet to Melvin and Alice (Ollila) Kunnari. He attended the Calumet Public Schools. Following high school, he began working for …

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Obituary: Charlsie Antikainen

Charlsie Ann (Cloutier) Antikainen, 72, a resident of Calumet, MI passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019. She was born on April 14, 1947 in Laurium, MI, the daughter of Robert Cloutier and El Rita Rastello Cloutier. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic School through 8th grade and graduated with the …

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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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