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Obituary: Margaret Benda

Margaret A. Benda, 88, a resident of Calumet passed away peacefully at her home on Friday May 24, 2019. She was born on December 2, 1930 in Calumet to Gustav and Lempi (Aittima) Junttila where she grew up in Raymbaultown. She attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet High …

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Obituary: Daniel J. Reilly

Daniel Joseph Reilly, 64, a resident of Bootjack and Laurium, passed on Saturday, May 25th with family by his side at Aspirus Keweenaw hospital following a valiant battle with colon cancer. Dan was born on October 30, 1954 in Laurium, a son of Joseph and Barbara (Mattila) Reilly. He enlisted …

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Obituary: Carson Lee Looper

Mohawk Carson Lee Looper, infant son of Andrew Looper and Kaylee Allen passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the Aspirus Laurium Hospital shortly after being admitted. He was born on March 7, 2019, in Laurium and during the short time he was with us he brought joy to everyone …

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Obituary: David Mark Ekdahl

David Mark Ekdahl, aged 56, passed away at his home in Baraga, MI on May 24th, 2019. He was born on March 14th, 1963 in L’Anse, MI to Paul and Philomena (Loonsfoot) Ekdahl. David graduated from Baraga High School in 1981 and was an Assistant Manager at the Press Box …

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Obituary: Benedict “Benny” Sager

Ahmeek Benedict “Benny” Sager, 77, a resident of Ahmeek passed away at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility on Friday May 24, 2019. He was born on April 23, 1942 in Ahmeek a son of the late Joseph and Beatrice (Lloyd) Sager. He attended the local schools. Ben is preceded …

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Obituary: Ronald “Roop” Messner

Hubbell: Ronald “Roop” Messner, 82, of Hubbell, passed away at his home on May 26, 2019, with his family by his side. He was born on November 28, 1936, a son of Floyd and Jenny Messner. He was a graduate of Lake Linden-Hubbell High School. He served in the U.S. …

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Obituary: Gerald M. “Jerry” Hiltunen

Gerald M. “Jerry” Hiltunen, age 77, of Nisula, MI passed away Monday, May 20, 2019. He was born in L’Anse, MI on November 25, 1941, the son of the late Fredrick and Alli (Ala) Hiltunen. Jerry graduated from Baraga High School in 1960. Following graduation, he served in the National …

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Obituary: James Stevens

Lake Linden: James Stevens, 87 of Lake Linden, passed away on May 20, 2019 at The Green Tree of Hubbell. There will be no public services. The Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary: Virginia F. Anderson

Houghton: Virginia F. “Ginny” Anderson, 73, a longtime resident of Houghton, passed away on Saturday morning, May 18, 2019 at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility in Hancock. She was born on November 17, 1945 in Hancock to the late John and Florence (McCarthy) Anderson, and she attended St. Ignatius …

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Obituary: Kurt Jay Kitti

Kurt Jay Kitti, 62, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019, at his home in Traprock Valley surrounded by his family, after living with cancer for two years. He was born February 3rd, 1957, in Laurium to Walt & Ina Kitti. A 1975 Calumet HS graduate, he spent 5 …

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