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Obituary: Paul A. “Paavo” Raasakka

As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: Paul A. “Paavo” Raasakka, 84, a resident of Hancock passed away Wednesday October 21, 2020, at UP Health – Portage Hospital following a short illness. He was born on September 16, 1936, in Haaparanta, Finalnd, a son of the late …

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Obituary: Sally Jo Outinen

As received from the Jacobson Funeral Home: Sally Jo Outinen, age 66 of Baraga, MI, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Omega House in Houghton, MI. She was born October 11, 1954 in Ishpeming, MI, daughter of William and Bertha (Haka) Mustonen. Sally graduated from Baraga High School …

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Obituary: Joan Agnes Niemela

As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: Joan Agnes Niemela, 86, died peacefully on October 19, 2020 at Canal View in Hancock where she had been a resident for the past few years. Joan was born on November 3, 1933, in Detroit the only child to William …

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Obituary: Kenneth E. Manninen

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: Kenneth E. Manninen, 89, a resident of Calumet passed away on Wednesday, October  21, 2020. He was born on January 1, 1931 in Allouez, Michigan, son of Charles and Elna Manninen. He spent 4 years in the United States Air Force during …

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Obituary: Jeanette M. Waldowski

As received from Antila Funeral Service: Jeanette M. Waldowski, 80, formerly of Houghton, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Mission Point in Hancock. She was born November 29, 1939, in Detroit, a daughter of the late Vitold and Sylvia (Ahonen) Waldowski, and was a 1960 graduate of the Redford …

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Obituary: Elsie M. Iskra

As received from Antila Funeral Service: Elsie M. Iskra, 100, of South Range, passed away with family by her side on Monday, October 19, 2020, at Canal View Houghton County where she had been a resident since 2011. She was born September 27, 1920, in Trimountain, a daughter of the …

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Obituary: Jesse Lee Houle

As received from the Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: Jesse Lee Houle, 51, a resident of Hancock passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at home following a short illness. The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Home of Hancock is assisting the family with the arrangements which will be announced …

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Obituary: Bruce “Burpy” Murto

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: Bruce “Burpy” Murto, 82, a resident of Park Avenue Apartments passed away on Tuesday October 13, 2020. He was born on August 15, 1938 in Calumet to John and Viola (Tauren) Murto. He attended the local schools and graduated from Calumet …

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Obituary: Marie Anderson Jacobson

As received from the Jacobson Funeral Home: Jacobson, Marie Anderson, 76, of Pelkie, MI went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 15, 2020. She was born on February 15, 1944 daughter of Elden and Leona (Batdorf) Anderson. Marie grew up on a dairy farm in Maple Plain, …

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Obituary: William E. Brush

As received from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home: Bootjack: William E. “Bill” Brush, 71, of the Bootjack Road, passed away at his home on Monday, October 19, 2020 after a lingering illness. He was born on September 1, 1949 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to the late Charles and Mary (Kimball) Brush. Bill …

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