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Obituary: Robert J. Mantta

Robert J. Mantta, 57, self-proclaimed Mayor of Obenhoff, passed away March 14, 2019 at the Omega House, with family by his side.   Bob fought a courageous battle with Esophageal cancer right to the bitter end. Bob was born in Hancock, MI to the late Ed and Helen Mantta.  He was …

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Obituary: Dennis E. Fraki

HOUGHTON Dennis E. Fraki, 68, of Houghton and former Atlantic Mine resident, passed away unexpectedly at his home on March 11, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home of Hancock, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

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Obituary: Marvin A. Koski

ATLANTIC MINE Marvin A. Koski, 86, of Atlantic Mine, died Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility.  Arrangements will be announced at a later time by the Mountain View Mortuary of South Range, Antila Funeral Service, Inc.

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Obituary: Kathryn “Katie” Komula

Chassell      A Mass of Christian Burial for Kathryn “Katy” Komula, 101, of Chassell who died Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the Lighthouse of Hancock, will be held 11 am Monday, March 18, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Chassell with Fr. Dustin Larson to officiate.  Spring burial will be …

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Obituary: Walfred M. “Wally” Sullivan

Walfred M. “Wally” Sullivan, age 71, of L’Anse, MI passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Sunday, March 10, 2019. He was born in L’Anse, MI on July 11, 1947 the son of the late Walfred and Betty Jane (Connor) Sullivan. Wally graduated from Baraga High School. He married the …

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Obituary: Gloria L. Roberts

Gloria L. Roberts, age 68, of Baraga, MI passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L’Anse with her loving family by her side. She was born in Sandusky, Ohio on November 6, 1950. Gloria graduated from Baraga High School in 1992. She attended the former Finlandia …

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Obituary: Ethel A. Brunet

Ethel A. Brunet, age 80, of L’Anse, MI passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Bayside Village, L’Anse with her loving family by her side. She was born in Calumet, MI on May 16, 1938, the daughter of the late Percy and Anna (St Amour) Roberts. Ethel attended school in …

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Obituary: Clara E. Shute

Calumet–Clara E. Shute, age 94, passed away on Sunday March 10, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. Ryan Funeral Home is serving the family. Clara E. Shute (Claire), 94, of Calumet, Michigan passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. She was born in Calumet Michigan to William Dwyer and …

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Obituary: Arnold V. “Red” Laitinen

Ripley: Arnold V. “Red” Laitinen, 94, a longtime resident of Ripley, passed away on Thursday morning, March 7, 2019 at the Omega House in Houghton.      He was born in Bootjack on April 3, 1924, a son of the late Edward and Ida (Mantta) Laitinen. After attending schools in Bootjack …

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Obituary: Thomas R. Thornton

Dollar Bay: Thomas R. Thornton, 87, of Dollar Bay, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Portage Pointe in Hancock.      He was born on December 17, 1931 in Hancock to the late Patrick M. and Violet D. (King) Thornton. He was a graduate of Houghton High School and …

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