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John E. Sustarich

Chassell: John E. Sustarich, 85, a former resident of Chassell, passed away on April 10, 2016 in Macomb, Michigan. He was born on August 12, 1930, the fourth son of the late Frank and Mary Sustarich of Calumet. He resided in Rambletown, later graduating from Calumet High School with the …

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James L. “Jimmy J” Emery

James L. “Jimmy J” Emery, age 55, of L’Anse passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 25, 2017 at his home. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 25, 1962, the son of the late James and Amelia (Maki) Emery. Jimmy J attended school in L’Anse. He began fishing at a …

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Marie Ann (David) Saunders

Chassell, Marie A. (David) Saunders, 76, a resident of Chassell, passed away Wednesday June 28, 2017, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor following a short illness. She was born on May 5, 1941, in Marquette, MI.  A daughter of the late William and Bertha (Tyrvainen) Luusua.  She …

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Wilbert A. “Bert” Kesanen

Calumet–Wilbert A. “Bert” Kesanen, age 81, a resident of Sedar Bay, passed away on June 17, 2017 at the Genesys Nursing Home in Hancock. He was born on March 1, 1936 in Flint, Michigan a son of Wilbert and Eva Kesanen.  He attended Calumet schools and enlisted in the U.S. …

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Ruth Ilona (Kangas) Connor

Ruth Ilona (Kangas) Connor, age 90, of L’Anse, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at Bayside Village, L’Anse. She was born in Wakefield, Michigan on February 12, 1927, the daughter of the late John and Ella (Linn) Kangas. She attended school in Wakefield and graduated in 1944. Ruth then went …

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Rudolph Eino Haataja Jr

Rudolph Eino Haataja Jr., age 52 of L’Anse, MI passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital. He was born October 10, 1964 in L’Anse, son of Rudolph and Joyce (Springsteen) Haataja. Rudy attended L’Anse schools, was in the Army National Guard for 15 years. He …

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Janet Marie Walker

Janet Marie Walker, age 73 of L’Anse, MI passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Bayside Village in L’Anse. She was born October 22, 1943 in Detroit, MI daughter to Roy and Mary (Morin) Walker. At the age of 2, Janet suffered an accident that left her severely mentally …

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Jerome “Jerry” Hiltunen

Jerome “Jerry” Hiltunen a resident of Allouez Township passed away at his home on Saturday June 24, 2017 surrounded by his family.   He was born on October 8, 1935,  a son of the lat Waino and Mae (Lantto)  Hiltunen.   Jerry graduated from Calumet High School with the class …

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Patricia W. (James) Spain

  Houghton Patricia (James) Welburn Mann Spain, 87, Longtime resident of Houghton, Chassell, and most recently a resident at The Bluffs Senior community in Houghton.  passed away peacefully on June 25th with the love of her life and devoted husband of nearly 65 years, by her side. Pat was born …

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Dave Ahonen

Dave (Chizza) Ahonen, 77, a resident of Big Traverse passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, June 24, 2017.   He was born on March 18, 1940 in Laurium to Toivo and Maime (Koivu) Ahonen.   He attended Calumet High School.   Following high school, Dave enlisted in the …

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