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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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Obituary: Dennis Barrette

As received from the Pearce Funeral Home: Dennis Barrette of Dollar Bay, MI passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 2, 2020 after a lengthy illness. He was 79 years old.  Dennis was born on November 23, 1940 to Gerard (Gary) and Myrtle Barrette. He grew up in Swedetown, …

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Obituary: Shirley Sheehan

As received from the  Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: Toivola/Estero, FL Shirley Sheehan, 83, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 21, 2020, in Ft, Meyers, FL. She was born on May 12, 1937, to the late Emil and Margaret Sorvisto. Shirley was a graduate of Hancock Central High School.Preceding …

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Obituary: Nancy Nolen

As received from the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: Nancy Lorraine Nolen , 84, a resident of Florida street in Laurium passed away at her home early Thursday morning October 1, 2020.  She was born on January 26, 1936 in Newberry, Michigan to the late Edward and Minnie ( Erickson) …

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Obituary: Elroy Antilla

As received from the  Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: Elroy R. Antilla, 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at the Green Tree of Hubbell Health and Rehabilitation Center, where he resided for the past three years. Elroy was born on November 20, 1929 in Calumet, to his …

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Obituary: Carol Johnson

As received from the  Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home: Carol Johnson, 83, a resident of Calumet passed away on Wednesday September 30, 2020 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium. She was born on June 7, 1937 in Laurium a daughter to the late Hans and Martha (Maata) Aho. She graduated …

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Obituary: Thomas J. Heltunen

As received from the  Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes: Thomas J. Heltunen, 80, a resident of Houghton, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at UP Health System Portage in Hancock following a short illness. He was born on March 22, 1940, in Highland Park, Michigan to the late John …

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Obituary: Bernice E. McCullough

As received from the Pearce Funeral Home: Bernice E. (Bekkala) McCullough, 90, passed away on September 27, 2020, at the home of her daughter, Maia Grabau, where she had been residing over the past three years.  Bernice was born on May 10, 1930, in Laurium, the only daughter of the …

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Obituary: James William Turunen

As received from the  Jacobson Funeral Home: James William Turunen, age 64 of Skanee, MI passed away on Monday, September 28, 2020 at his home. He was born April 24, 1956 in L’Anse, MI son of Ralph and Nancy (Mattson) Turunen. Jim graduated from Baraga High School in 1974 and …

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