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Obituary: Peter Anttila

As received from the  Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: Peter Anttila, 80, a resident of Traprock Valley passed away on Wednesday October 7, 2020 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. He was born on September 21, 1940 in East Branch a son of the late Isaac and Aili (Kangas) Anttila …

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Obituary: Gary D. Paavola

As received from the  Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: Gary D. Paavola, 55, a resident of Hancock and former South Range resident passed away Wednesday October 7, 2020, at the UP Health – Portage Hospital following a short illness. He was born on August 19, 1965, in Hancock, MI, …

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Obituary: William August Tolkkinen

As received from the  Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: William August Tolkkinen, 92 a resident Mohawk, Michigan passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 7, 2020 at his home. He was born on February 15, 1928 in Minneapolis, MN to August and Ellen (Heikkila) Tolkkinen. He attended the local schools. He was united …

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Obituary: Patrick J. Rose

As received from Antila Funeral Service: Patrick J. “Pat” Rose, 71, a resident of Hancock, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, October 5, 2020, with family by his side.He was born June 3, 1949, in Lansing, Michigan, a son of the late James and Kathleen (Ross) Rose. Pat …

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Obituary: Virginia E. Newman

As received from the  Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: Virginia Elaine Newman, a long-time resident of Cambria Street in Calumet, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at Canal View in Houghton County. Virginia was born on 21 December 1934 the daughter of Emma (Gerstung) and George Cuber in Chicago Illinois. …

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Obituary: Joseph K. Ellenich

As received from the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel: Joseph K. “Joe” Ellenich, age 77, of Pelkie, MI passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, October 4, 2020. He was born in Hancock, MI on June 22, 1943, the son of the late Joseph J. …

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Obituary: Joseph Richard Bellaire

As received from the  Jacobson Funeral Home: Joseph Richard Bellaire, age 66 of Covington, MI passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Rolling Meadows Senior Living where he was residing for the past 8 years. He was born June 26, 1954 in L’Anse, MI son of Richard and Elizabeth …

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Obituary: June Diane Louise (Phillips) Burich

As received from the Ryan Funeral Home: June Diane Louise (Phillips) Burich “Ducky”92, Slipped into eternal life at Home, under the care of her youngest daughter Antonia, during comforting Prayer with Antonia and one of our close friends, Donna Bausano. On Sunday September 27, 2020, at 11:23am, with confirmation pronouncing …

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Obituary: Roy John Koski

As received from the  Jacobson Funeral Home: Roy John “Buddy” Koski , age 90 of Aura, MI passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital. He was born July 29, 1930 in Aura, MI son of Matt and Hilma (Ahonen) Koski. Roy graduated from L’Anse High …

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Obituary: George Henry Manninen

Chassell George Henry Manninen, 91, died Sept. 30, 2020, at PortagePointe in Hancock where he had been a resident since 2018. George was born March 26, 1929, in Tapiola, Mich., the seventh of eight children of Ilmari and Flora (Kangas) Manninen. He grew up on the family farm on Otter …

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