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Eva M. Simonson

Chassell/Hancock Eva M. Simonson, 93, a former resident of Chassell and Hancock passed away Tuesday morning August 29, 2017, at the Franklin House of Portage Pointe in Hancock where she had been a resident since this past November. She was born on June 22, 1924, in Calumet, MI, a daughter …

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Elzior W. “Buck” Collins, Jr

Elzior W. “Buck” Collins, Jr., age 96, of L’Anse, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 at DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans, Marquette. He was born in L’Anse, MI. on May 4, 1921, the son of the late Elzior W. and Margaret Irene (Picard) Collins, Sr. Buck graduated from L’Anse High …

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Devin Tepsa

Devin Saima Tepsa, age 89, formerly of Calumet, passed away on August 25, 2017 at the Franklin House in Portage Point where she had been a resident since 2011. The former Devin LaFore was born to George LaFore and Saima (Koivenen) LaFore on July 3, 1928 in Detroit. Devin always …

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Anita Roux

Anita Roux, age 76, of Calumet passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Omega House in Houghton. Anita was born to Hubert and Clarice (Brevik) Roux on September 16, 1940 in Laurium. She attended Calumet High School Graduating with the class of 1958 and after graduation was employed …

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Dwayne H.”Hutti”  Hokenson

Houghton Dwayne “Hutti” Hokenson, 55, of Houghton, passed away early Monday morning, August 28, 2017, at UP Health System of Marquette, after a short illness, with his family by his side. A life long resident of Houghton, Dwayne was born on September 20, 1961, to George “Earl” and Alice Hokenson.  …

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Lynn A. Somero

Dollar Bay: Lynn A. Somero was born April 24, 1963, the youngest child of Lloyd and Sarah (Binoniemi) Wiitala in Point Mills, Michigan. She graduated from Dollar Bay High School in 1981, and attended Suomi College in Hancock for a year, majoring in Business. Lynn married Mark Somero of Dollar …

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Roger F. “Duke” Duschene

Roger F. “Duke” Duschene, age 82, of Baraga, passed away at his home with his loving family by his side on Thursday, August 24, 2017. Roger was born in Baraga on April 11, 1935 the son of the late George and Sarah (Shalifoe) Duschene He graduated from Baraga High School …

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Judith G. “Judy” VanderZanden

Judith G. “Judy” VanderZanden, age 75, of L’Anse passed away Monday, August 21, 2017 at Bayside Village, L’Anse with her family by her side. She was born in L’Anse on June 4, 1942, the daughter of the late Byron and Beulah (Winnega) Carkeek. Judy graduated from L’Anse High School in …

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Genevieve “Yoohs” Ponnikas

NEGAUNEE – Genevieve (Yoohs) Ponnikas, 84, a former resident of the Copper Country, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, from a brief illness and complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.  Genevieve was under hospice care at Eastwood Nursing Center, where she had been a resident since May of this year.  At …

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Merlyn “Pinky” Rastello

Merlyn Joseph “Pinky” Rastello went home to be with the Lord on August 24th after a brief illness.   He was surrounded by his family members and died peacefully.  He was born February 10th, 1924 in Laurium, Michigan, the son of Joseph and Agnes (Slusarzyk) Rastello.   He graduated from Sacred Heart …

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