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Obituary: Greg J. Davis

As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: Greg Davis, 60 A resident of Houghton, passed away Saturday April 17, 2021. Born on January 12, 1961, Greg was a fixture in downtown Houghton. The son of the late Jon and Marcia Davis, Greg was a graduate of Houghton …

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Obituary: Reino W. Lahti

As received from the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel: Reino W. Lahti, age 99, formerly of Summit, MI passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 at D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, MI. He was born in Summit on January 24, 1922, the son of the late Hugo and …

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Obituary: Mary Lou Phillippi

As received from Antila Funeral Service: Mary Lou Phillippi, 67, of Houghton, passed away early Saturday morning, April 17, 2021, at UP Health System-Portage. Mary Lou was born March 28, 1954, in Hancock, a daughter of the late Orlando and Priscilla (Sweet) Phillippi. She was raised in South Range and …

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Obituary: William A. Yrjana

As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: William A. Yrjana, 75, a resident of the Houghton Canal passed away at home following a lengthy illness.     He was born on May 2, 1945, in Hancock, a son of the late Elmer and Juliana (Strang) Yrjana.  Bill was …

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Obituary: Charles W. Pihlaja

As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes:  Charles W. Pihlaja, 83, a resident of Houghton passed away Friday, April 16, 2021, at home following a lengthy illness.      He was born on March 19, 1938, in Hurontown, MI, a son of the late Werner and Helmi (Tuomisto) …

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Obituary: David L. Hiltunen

As received from Antila Funeral Service: David L. Hiltunen, 70, of Lake Linden, passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at the Omega House following a brief illness. David was born February 22, 1951, in Hancock, the son of the late David J. and Eleanore (Gilbert) Hiltunen and attended the Dollar …

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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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