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Emil Annola 

ISHPEMING -- Emil Annola, age 77 of 145 Stoneville Rd., Ishpeming Twp., died Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at his residence with his family at his side. 

Emil was born in Lappajarvi, Finland on January 4, 1923 the youngest of 13 children to the late Elias & Ida (Sarkiniemi) Annola. He served in the Finnish Army during World War II. Emil moved to the United States 48 years ago. He worked as a drywall finisher for Letts Drywall for many years. He was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church. 

Emil is survived by his wife of 52 years, Tellervo (Vesterinen) Annola of Ishpeming, two daughters, Lisa Annola of Ishpeming and Tina (Elie) Annola Rizk of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, a brother Aarne (Annu) Annola, two sisters, Hilja Kaarlonen & Saima Annola all of Finland, many nieces & nephews. He was preceded by a sister and 8 brothers. 

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2000 at the Bethel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Lauri O. Maki, Rev. C. Bruce Ulstad & Rev. Rudolph Kemppainen officiating. Burial will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery. Friends may call at the Bethel Lutheran Church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. 

Pallbearers will be Elie Rizk, Paavo Hilska, Roger Pietro, William James, Arne Seppala and Donald Salli. 

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home. 

Charles T. Deschaine 
L'ANSE -- Charles T. Deschaine, age 77, a lifelong resident of L'Anse passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at Bayside Village in L'Anse where he has been a resident- patient for two weeks. 

He was born on June 18, 1923 in L'Anse a son to the Mosie & Marian (Woydziak) Deschaine and attended the L'Anse schools. 

Charles was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army as a medic. 

Mr. Deschaine operated the Mosie Tavern in L'Anse, worked for the Village of L'Anse and also in the Paint Room at Celotex for 23 years retiring in 1985. 

Charlie enjoyed the outdoors, making and piling firewood, mowing lawns and shoveling snow for his neighbors. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law David Toyras, and a nephew Neil Heikkinen. 

Surviving is two daughters, Marian "Dolly" (Charles) Maki of Aura, Diane (Gary) Maki of Aura Ra., L'Anse, two sisters, Theresa Heikkinen of Aura and Edith Vuk of Bayside Village, L'Anse, four grandchildren, David (Michele) Toyras, Dan Toyras and Kim Maki all of Marquette, Tim Maki of L'Anse. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

There will be no visitation or funeral service. Grave side service will be held in the spring at the L'Anse Evergreen Cemetery. 

The family suggests memorials be given to the Baraga County Home Care & Hospice, 502 N. Main St., L'Anse or the American 

Cancer Society, Baraga County Unit, P.O. Box 53, L'Anse, MI 49946, in memory of Charles T. Deschaine. 

The Jacobson Funeral Home in L'Anse is assisting the family. 

Jeffrey P. Paju 

NEGAUNEE -- Jeffrey P. Paju, 34, a former Negaunee resident, died at 1:00 AM on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000 at the St. Vincent Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL after suffering an apparent heart attack. 

Jeffrey was born Feb. 6, 1966 and was the son of Mary (Meloni) & Gerald Paju. He was a graduate of Negaunee High School, Class of 1984. He served in the U.S. Navy for 6 years and following his service to his country he located in Jacksonville, FL. He was currently employed as a supervisor for the Pella Window Company in Jacksonville. 

He was a former member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Negaunee. 

Surviving are 2 daughters; Jessie & Chelsie Paju, his parents, Gerald & Mary Paju, Negaunee, his paternal grandmother, Seide Paju, Jackson, MI, his sister Terese Bradbury, Seattle, WA, a niece Katie Bradbury, his former wife Stephanie Paju, a special friend, Belinda, several aunts, uncles & cousins. 

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday at the Koskey Funeral Home with Rev. John J. Shiverski, pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church officiating. Interment will be in the Negaunee Cemetery. 

Friends may call at the Koskey Funeral Home from 12:00 noon until the time of services at 2:00 PM on Saturday. 

Memorials may be directed to the St. Paul Church Memorial Fund in Jeff's memory. 

Joseph Savich Philipp 

MUNISING -- Joseph Savich Philipp, 76, of 815 W. Munising Avenue, died Monday, December 4, 2000 at 9:15 P.M. at Marquette General Hospital. Joe was born son of Joseph and Julia (Dorick) Savich. Joe's mother died during childbirth, and Jake Philipp and his wife adopted him into their home and raised him as their son. Six months after Joe was born Mrs. Philipp died. Jake and his mother then raised Joe. Jake died in 1964. Joe grew up with a severe hearing disability and attended a School in Flint for the hearing impaired. 

Joe was a member of Sacred Heart Church. He worked at the Munising Wooden Ware Company; he also worked many years at the Red Owl Store in Munising as a custodian. He loved sports, especially the Detroit Tigers. 

He is survived by a sister Rose (Carl) Bowers of Marysville, Ohio and many friends in Munising. 

Besides his parents, and adopted parents, a brother, Peter Savich, and sisters, Mary Savich, Kathryn Gancarz, and Julie Bowers preceded Joe in death. 

Friends may call at the Bowerman Funeral Home from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday; a Parish Vigil service will be conducted at 6:00 P.M. with Deacon James Anderson officiating. A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Saturday, December 9, 2000 at 10:00 A.M. Father Curtis Thomas officiating, Deacon James Anderson, Homilist. Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Munising, Michigan. 

Alma H. Tupala 
ISHPEMING -- Alma H. Tupala, age 79, formerly of 221 Lake St. Ishpeming died Friday December 8, 2000 at the Martin Lutheran Memorial Nursing Home in South Lyon Michigan where she has resided since October 2000. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 11, 2000 at the Bethel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Lauri O. Maki & Rev. C. Bruce Ulstad officiating. Friends may call at the Bethel Lutheran Church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. 

A complete obituary will appear in Sunday's edition of The Mining Journal. 

Arrangements are being handled by the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home. 

Helen S. Hoiem 

ISHPEMING -- Helen S. Hoiem, age 91, of 111 Bluff St. Apt 315 & formerly of 313 Sixth St., Ishpeming, died Friday, December 8, 2000 at the Bell Memorial Hospital. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 11, 2000 at the Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Ilene Mattson officiating. Burial will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery. 

Friends may call at the Trinity Lutheran Church Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. 

A complete obituary will appear in Sunday's edition of the Mining Journal. 

Arrangements are being handled by the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home. 

Helmi Mattson 

CHATHAM -- Helmi Mattson, 74 passed on to Eternal Life, November 25, 2000. Born in Chatham, MI on September 10, 1926. 

She is survived by her husband, George, two daughters; Cheryl, of Cedarville, MI, and Melissa Dugan of Dearborn, MI, one son, Steven of Marquette, MI, four grandchildren; Joseph, Alexandra, Hannah and Bonnie, two sisters; Hella Maki of Chatham, MI and Gertrude Sequin of Dearborn, MI, three brothers; Carl Luoma of Negaunee, Reino Luoma of Spring Hill, FL and Toivo Luoma of Hernando, FL. She is preceded in death by two foster sisters; Taimi and Elma Ranta. 

Memorial services for Mrs. Mattson will tentatively be held in Marquette in the spring. 

Kaytlynn Arianna Rose West 

GWINN -- Kaytlynn Arianna Rose West, infant daughter of Carla Foster-Davey, Tammy Snyder and Greg West of Gwinn, became one of God's beautiful angels on October 8, 2000 at Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI following surgery for a rare heart defect. 

She was born September 22, 2000 in Marquette. Even though Kaytlynn was only with us for a short while she taught us about love, how precious life is and the kindness of strangers. 

Kaytlynn is survived by her parents; sisters, Kelley, Brittani, Kristy, Alyssa, Heather and Makayla; brothers, Patrick, Andrew, Shaun and Robert all of Gwinn; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, great-aunts, great-uncles and great-grandparents. 

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 11, 2000 at the Gwinn Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Mark Sippola officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 noon until the time of the service. Interment will be held in Northland Chapel Garden Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Angel's Rest c/o Beth LaMora, Family Service Director, Northland Chapel Gardens Cemetery, Negaunee, Michigan 49866. 

Leonard C. Trewartha 

HARVEY -- Leonard C. Trewartha, age 88, of 1589 M-28 East, Harvey went to his eternal resting place with the Lord on Thursday, December 7, 2000 at the Marquette General Hospital. 

He was born July1, 1912 in Green Creek Loc., to the late Thomas and Kate (Kemp) Trewartha. He worked on the Family Farm in Green Creek in his younger years and was later employed and retired from the Bancroft Dairy. Leonard loved the outdoors, tractors, four wheeling and lawn work. He was a wonderful brother and caregiver to his sister Emelen, who he dearly loved. 

Survivors include his sister Emelen Trewartha of Marquette; a sister-in-law Edith Trewartha of Ishpeming; as well as several nieces and nephews and friends. His parents, Thomas & Kate; two brothers- Clifford and Leslie Trewartha; and a sister Dorothy Trewartha preceded him in death. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, December 11, 2000 at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Larson to officiate. Burial will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery. 

Friends may call at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home from 1:00 PM until the time of services on Monday. 

Honorary pallbearers will be nephews Robert Trewartha, Dean and Dennis Novak, along with Joe Yeadon, Mark & Frank Chady, Greg Adams and Mark Murphy. 

Rose E. Harris 

ISHPEMING -- Rose E. Harris, 98, of 420 Euclid Street, Ishpeming, died Wednesday, December 6, 2000, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming, where she was a patient for four years. 

Mrs. Harris was born in Ishpeming to the late John and Eli (Gaustad) Olsen on September 21, 1902, and was a life long resident of Ishpeming. She was a graduate of the Minneapolis Conservatory of Music and was a very active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She was an organist there for some time and was a member of Eastern Star of Ishpeming. 

Surviving are one son, Eldred Harris of Ishpeming, one grandson, Steven Harris and one granddaughter, Sharon (David) Cole both of Escanaba, four great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Llewellyn, one son John, one brother and eight sisters. Burial will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 11th at 2:00 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Ilene Mattson officiating. Friends may call at the church prior to service. 

The Perala Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Roy Siltanen 

ISHPEMING -- Roy Siltanen, age 75, of 211 Washington Ave. Ishpeming died Friday, December 8, 2000 at his residence. Roy was born October 19, 1925 in Ishpeming to the late Arthur S. & Anna Marie (Hautakangas) Siltanen. 

Roy served in the U.S. Naval Armored Guard during WWII. He worked as a carpenter and was a custodian at the Phelps Middle School until his retirement. He was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church, the Ishpeming V.F.W., Disabled American Veterans, AmVets, Armored Guard Association & the Michigan Association of Retired School Persons. 

He is survived by his wife Betty J., step mother Lillian Siltanen of Ishpeming, half sister Lillia Curd of Ishpeming sister in law & brother in law Glenn & Mildred Bjork of Ishpeming along with several nieces & nephews. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday December 12, 2000, at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Ishpeming with Rev. Lauri O. Maki & Rev. C. Bruce Ulstad to officiate. Burial will be in the Ishpeming cemetery. 

Friends may call at the Bethel Lutheran Church from 9:30 am Tuesday until the time of services. 

The Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Alma H. Tupala 
ISHPEMING- Alma H. Tupala, age 79, formerly of 221 Lake St., Ishpeming died Friday December 8, 2000 at the Martin Luther Memorial Nursing Home in South Lyon, Michigan where she has resided since October 2000. 

Alma was born January 4, 1921 in Calumet, MI to the late Alexander and Jennie (Bentilla) Heinanen. She served in the U.S. Army as a nurse during World War II. She had lived in lshpeming from 1947 until 1995. She was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church of Ishpeming. 

Alma is survived by four children; Mary (Andrew) Sallee of Brighton, MI, Susan (Dave) Pruneau of Brighton, Jeff Tupala of Laramie, WY, and Kay (Curtis Pauline) Tupala of DePere, Wl, a sister Ruth Tamblyn of Muskegon, 10 grandchildren; Kristen, Erika, lan, Mia, Kevin, Matthew, Nicholas, Jeffrey, Samuel and Amy, & three nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband Rudolph. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, December 11, 2000 at the Bethel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Lauri O. Maki & Rev. C. Bruce UIstad officiating. Burial will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery. 

Friends may call at the Bethel Lutheran Church on Monday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. 

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy memorials may be directed to Bethel Lutheran Church or friends of the lshpeming Library. 

Arrangements are being handled by the Bjork & Zuhlkie Funeral Home. 

Bernard "Beanie" Cavanaugh 

L'ANSE -- Bernard "Beanie" Cavanaugh, age 75, of L'Anse passed away on Friday, December 8, 2000 at Marquette General Hospital. 

He was born September 29, 1925 in Pequaming, Ml, son of the late Thomas and Lillian (Lyons) Cavanaugh. He grew up in Pequaming and attended school there. He worked in the woods as a trucker, was in the Navy for four years, and sailed the great lakes for five years. He worked at Celotex for 35 years retiring at age 62. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren. Beanie was a member of the United Lutheran Church, and the VFW Post 3897 of L'Anse where he was a past commander. 

He is survived by his children Chuck (Kathy) Cavanaugh of L'Anse, JoAnn (Leo) Hilsendager of Aurora, CO, Lisa (Jim) Collins of L'Anse, Lori (Steven) Snow of Cape Coral, FL, Donald Cavanaugh and eight grarndchildren. 

He is preceded in death by his brothers Walter "Savey'', Edward, and sister Elizabeth "Liz" Preston. 

The funeral service will be on Wednesday, December 13, at 11:00 A.M. at the United Lutheran Church. Rev. Margaret Meives will officiate. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church and on Tuesday from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Jacobson Funeral Home. The Baraga County area veterans will conduct a service at 7 P.M.. Burial will be in the L'Anse Evergreen Cemetery in the spring. The Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse is in charge of arrangements. 

Eva Sleep 

ALSTON -- Eva Sleep, age 67, of Alston, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2000 at her home in Alston. 

The funeral service will be on Tuesday, December 12, at 11 A.M. at the Jacobson Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior to the service, and on Monday from 5 to 8 P.M.. Rev. David Snyder will officiate. Burial will be in the Alston Cemetery. 

The Jacobson Funeral Home will of L'Anse is in charge of arrangements. 

Helen S. Hoiem 

ISHPEMING- Helen S. Hoiem, age 91, of 111 Bluff St. Apt 315, Ishpeming, died Friday, December 8, 2000 at the Bell Memorial Hospital. 

Helen was born September 18, 1909 in Ishpeming to the late William J. & Sanna (Koski) Nyman. She was a graduate of the Ishpeming High School, Class of 1927. 

Helen and her family had lived in L'Anse during the Depression Years of 1930<\!->1936. Helen worked as a clerk & bookkeeper at Gatley's Store in Ishpeming and as a sales clerk at Goldie's for several years. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church where she served on the church council holding the positions of secretary & president. She was a member of the former organizations known as the "Bee Hives", and most recently a mailing worker at Trinity Lutheran Church. 

Helen is survived by a daughter Lois (Donald) Abendroth of Ishpeming; a son Kris Hoiem of Baltimore, MD; a sister Ruth Sarvello of Ishpeming; 3 brothers - Amie (Helen) Nyman of Negaunee, Ray (Eleanor) Nyman of Negaunee and Ben (June) Nyman of Houghton; 5 grandchildren - Lori Abendroth, Lynn (Gary) Laitala, Linda Solka, Pam MacNiell and Briana Hoiem, 6 great grandchildren - Luke & Nicole Abendroth, Judy Laitala. Andrew, Dylan & Kelsey MacNiell, many nieces & nephews. 

Helen was preceded in death by her husband Harold, a daughter Susan, two grandsons Mark & Kurt Abendroth, two sisters Lempi Vanderbilt & Lillian Miller, two brothers Eino & Waino Nyman, a daughter-in-law Joyce Hoiem and a brother-in-law Salvatore Sarvello. 

Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, December 11, 2000 at the Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ilene Mattson officiating. Burial will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery. 

Friends may call at the Trinity Lutheran Church from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services on Monday. 

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed to the Trinity Lutheran Church. 

Pallbearers will be Sal Sarvello, Dick Solka, Luke Abendroth, John Wiitanen, Gary Laitala and Hebert LaMere. 

Arrangements are being handled by the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home. 

Roy Siltanen 

ISHPEMING- Roy Siltanen, age 75, of 2111 Washington Ave., Ishpeming, died Friday, December 8, 2000 at his residence. Roy was born October 19, 1925 in Ishpeming to the late Arthur S. & Anna Marie (Hautakangas) Siltanen. 

Roy served in the U. S. Naval Armored Guard during WW II. He worked as a carpenter and was a custodian at the Phelps Middle School until his retirement. He was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church, the Ishpeming V. F. W., Disabled American Veterans, Am Vets, Armored Guard Association & the Michigan Association of Retired School Persons. 

He is survived by his wife Betty J. Siltanen of Ishpeming; step mother Lillian Siltanen of Ishpeming; half sister Lillia Curd of Ishpeming; sister-in-law & brother-in-law Glenn & Mildred Bjork of Negaunee along with several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers and two sisters. 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday December 12, 2000, at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Ishpeming with Rev. Lauri O. Maki & Rev. C. Bruce Ulstad to officiate. The Ishpeming VFW will hold a memorial service Tuesday at 10 A.M. at the church. Burial will be in the Ishpeming cemetery. 

Friends may call at the Bethel Lutheran Church from 9:30 A.M. Tuesday until the time of services. 

The Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Linda R. Dalian 

CHAMPION -- Linda R. Dalian, age 53, of Champion, MI, died Saturday, December 9, 2000 at her home. 

Linda was born July 9, 1947 in Detroit, MI to Grace (Benenati) and the late Robert Lee Blanding. She worked as a skilled laborer for several employers in the Detroit area prior to retiring in 1996. After retiring she and her husband Kenneth moved to Champion, MI from Hazel Park, MI. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and was a woman of many talents, enjoying flowers, crafting and has sang in the St. Joseph's Choir. 

Survivors include her husband Kenneth of Champion; her mother Grace Loyd of Bucyrus, OH; a son Alex Smith of Romeo, MI; 2 sisters - Cindy (Tom) Belt of OH; and Kimberly of Arizona; 3 brothers- Mark Loyd & Michael Loyd both of Bucyrus, OH and Craig Loyd of California; a grandson Joshua Gallagher along with several nieces & nephews. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. Peter Oberto to officiate. Burial will be in the Champion Cemetery. 

Friends may call at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church from 9:00 AM until the time of services on Wednesday. 

The family suggests memorials be directed to the Lake Superir Hospice Association. 

Arrangements are being handled by the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home of Ishpeming. 

Saima A. Aho 

ISHPEMING -- Saima A. Aho age 87, of 85 Co. Rd. PPW, Ishpeming died Saturday, December 9, 2000 at the Mather Nursing Home where she had resided for the past two years. 

Saima was born April 30, 1913 in Harma, Finland to the late Kustaa & Amalia Linna. She has lived in the Ishpeming area since the 1920's. She worked in the H.W. Gossard Company as a seamstress. She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church. 

Saima is survived by 2 sisters, Helmi Steph & Ida Tullila both of Washington, numerous nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer Aho, a son Kenneth Aho, 1 sister & 3 brothers. 

A private funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home with the Rev. Virginia Eggert officiating. Burial will be at Northland Chapel Gardens. 

Memorial considerations may be directed to the Faith Lutheran Church. 

Robert P. "Red" Mayo Sr. 

BARAGA -- Robert P. "Red" Mayo Sr., died suddenly at Baraga County Memorial Hospital Sunday, December 10, 2000. He was 68. "Red" was born February 7, 1932 in Baraga, son of the late Ulric and Reata (Sands) Mayo. He attended L'Anse schools and was a lifetime resident. On June 16, 1956, he married the former Dorothy Waara in Baraga. Mr. Mayo had been employed as a bus driver and custodian for Baraga schools from 1960 to 1992. He also served as night marshall and equipment operator for the Village of Baraga from 1960 to 1970. In addition, he was a member of the Baraga Fire Department from 1967 to 1988 and Bay Ambulance from 1969 to 1975. 

"Reds" leisure activities included the outdoors, barbecuing and spending time with his grandchildren. 

He was a member of St. Anns Catholic Church in Baraga, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, and the Ojibwa senior citizens. Mr. Mayo is survived by his wife, Dorothy, sons; Tim (Diane), Scott (Popcorn) and Robert Jr. (Brenda) all of Baraga; daughters, Dawn (John) Kemppainen of L'Anse and Susie Lawrence of Baraga; grandchildren, Mandy, Kyle, Robbie, Leah, Christopher, Connor, Alex and Gabby and great-grandchild, Cole, 2 brothers; Bill Mayo of Marquette and John (Doris) Mayo of L'Anse; sisters JoAnn (Jack) Ghiardi of Gwinn and Barbara Mayo of Baraga. Also surviving is an uncle, nieces and nephews, cousins including special cousin Betty Jean; sisters-in-law Karen Mayo of Baraga and Marlene Damgaard of L'Anse. In addition, his extended family includes Suzie Lindemann, Christopher, Dollcie and Kiki. He was preceded in death by a son Jay, brothers Donald and Ulie and a nephew Mark. 

Funeral services for Mr. Mayo will be held Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 6 p.m. from the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse. Father George Joseph will officiate and spring burial will take place in the Baraga Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel Wednesday, from 4 p.m. until time of service. The Baraga Fireman will honor "Red" with a review at 5:30 p.m. 

The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel in L'Anse assisted the family with arrangements. 

Robert H. Radtke 

IRON RIVER -- Robert H. Radtke of 201 Camp Lake Rd., entered eternal life on Nov. 12, 2000 at Iron Community Hospital after a year long battle with cancer. 

He was born Feb. 4, 1936, the son of Harry & Irene (Dupras) Radtke of Marquette. He is survived by his wife Doris, a daughter Gayla of Flint, five step-children, 2 grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren, a brother Daniel (Jim) Radtke of Marquette, 3 sisters, Barbara Larson of Gwinn, Roberta A. Radtke of Florida, Rose Ann LaBlue of Mount Morris. 

A memorial was held on Nov. 17 in Iron River. 

David E. Lammie 

IRON MOUNTAIN -- David E. Lammie, 76, of 1300 Michigan Ave. #2, Iron Mountain, MI died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000 at the Veterans Medical Center, Iron Mountain, MI son of late John Nestor Lammie and Ida Marie (nee Kalliomaki). 

He served in the United States Navy from 1942 through 1946 also in the United States Army from 1958 through 1967. He married Joyce Kaleimola on August 25, 1973 in Ironwood, MI. He worked as a drug and alcohol counselor in the VA system, private hospitals and at the Oral Roberts City of Faith in Tulsa, OK. 

He was a member of the Beecher Assembly of God in Pembine, WI. He is preceded in death by 4 brothers and 7 sisters. 

He leaves his wife Joyce, 1 daughter Teresa Lee of Tulsa, OK, 1 brother Henry Lammie of Negaunee, MI, 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. 

At David's request he was cremated at Bolger Cremation Services in Minocqua, WI. A memorial service will be held at Beecher Assembly of God at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers memorials can be sent to Beecher Assembly of God. 

Bolger Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. 

Mrs. Laina Irene Yelland 

ISHPEMING -- Mrs. Laina Irene Yelland, 72 of 111 West Pearl Street, Ishpeming passed away Monday morning at her home. She had been in ill health for the last ten months. 

Born Jan. 4, 1928 in Black River, the daughter of Matt and Toini (Tryyg) Kontio she was a lifelong area resident. Mrs. Yelland was a graduate of Champion High School, class of 1945 and worked for the H.W. Gossard Company for 10 years. Laina was a devoted mother and housewife and especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren along with her many friends. 

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Karen) Richards of Ishpeming, stepchildren Mrs. Clifford (Barbara) Knight of Greenville, North Carolina, Mrs. Wayne (Sherill) Kappinen of Sterling Heights, Roy (Debbie) Yelland of Merit Island, Florida and Robert (Sue) Yelland of Marquette, 2 grandsons Mark and James Richards of Ishpeming and great grandchildren Kori Richards and Daniel Arpianen, 2 sisters Mariam Nicholls of Ishpeming and Ruth Hemmila of Negaunee. Several nieces and nephews including special niece Carol Paulson along with her many friends also survive. Mrs. Yelland was preceded in death by three husbands, Helmer Rytilahti 1954, Chester Currie 1961 and Richard Yelland 1996. Also preceded her in death were 4 brothers and 2 sisters. 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday 2:00 PM at the Racine Funeral Chapel with Msgr. Peter Oberto of St. John's Catholic Church to officiate. Inurnment will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery Columbarium. 

Shirley A. Niemela 

ISHPEMING -- Shirley A. Niemela age 59 of 536 Poplar St. Ishpeming died unexpectedly Monday, December 11, 2000 at Marquette General Hospital. 

Shirley was born April 15, 1941 in Freeport, IL to the late Fred & Rose Pfister. She has resided in Ishpeming since 1964 moving from Rockford, IL. Shirley worked for the Ishpeming Public Schools as a cafeteria attendant for several years. 

Shirley was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church of Ishpeming where she was active with Bible study groups, WELCA, and Mary's Circle. Shirley was an active supporter of the Ishpeming Booster Club, a member of the Dead River Camper Associated, and enjoyed being a part of the Superior Street Rod Club. 

Shirley is survived by her husband, whom she married on April 15, 1960, George Niemela of Ishpeming, 3 children; David (Marcia) Niemela of Ishpeming, DiAnn (Ronald) Chapin of Greenville, MI & Cristine (Thomas) Osier of East Lansing, MI, 5 grandchildren; Joshua, Raegan, Clara, Jorgen, & Maggi, sister in law & special friend M. Ann (George) Kaplanes of Rockford, IL, 2 nephews Jim & Steve, a niece Pamela along with their families. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and a cousin Leo Huttunen. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, December 14, 2000 at the Bethany Lutheran Church with the Rev. Thomas Lee officiating. 

Friends may call the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4:00- 8:00 p.m. 

Pallbearers will be Ronald Chapin, Thomas Osier, Jim Kaplanes, Steve Kaplanes and Gerald Dombrowski. 

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy memorial considerations may be directed to the Bethany Lutheran Church. 

John Wesley 

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI -- John Wesley Larson, 72, of Pleasant Prairie, WI., passed away at 8:10 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2000. Mr. Larson was born March 25, 1928, in Negaunee, to Richard and Lillian Larson of Copper City, Michigan. He attended school in Negaunee, and moved to Kenosha in 1958. He married Jean A. Gustafson on January 30, 1954 in Negaunee and served in the Korean Conflict with the U.S. Army. In November of 1988 Mr. Larson retired from American Motors Corporation, where he worked as a Die Setter. He was a Life Member of V.F.W. Post #3615 of Negaunee, a member of A.A.R.P. and United Auto Workers Local #72 of Kenosha. John enjoyed spending time at this camp, and going trout fishing. 

Survivors include his wife Jean, of Pleasant Prairie, 2 sons, Steven Larson of Kenosha, William Larson of Sweetser, Indiana, 2 daughters Dolores (Robert) Benson of Kenosha, Sandra (Jerry) Person of Winter, Wisconsin, 1 sister, Janet Makolin of Ypsilanti, Michigan, 6 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father. Arrangements are being handled by Kenosha Funeral Home, of Kenosha, WI. 

Verl Daniel 'Moon' Wilson, Sr. 

MUNISING -- Verl Daniel "Moon" Wilson, Sr., age 83, of 815 W. Munising Avenue, died on Sunday, December 10, 2000 at 7:45 p.m. at Munising Memorial Hospital. He was born in Munising on April 28, 1917 to the late Worship and Lela (Hall) Wilson and he was a lifetime Munising resident. On February 27, 1992. Moon was a WWII veteran serving in the U.S. Army from April 4, 1944 to February 23, 1946. He served as a rifleman and participated in battles and campaigns in Northern Appenines and the Po Valley. He earned the Combat Infantryman Badge, American Theater Service Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. Moon worked at the Munising Woodenware for 18 years, for Atlas Plywood for 10 years, and for 23 years with the Alger County Road Commission. He was a member of the Ikkala Brothers VFW Post of Chatham. 

He is survived by one daughter, Shirley Tuxford of Spokane, WA; one son, Verl Jr. "Dan" (Cindy) Wilson of Munising; four grandchildren, Dan and Bill Tuxford and Mark and Christi Wilson; great- grandson, Trevor; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides Moon's parents, and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Wilson on October 2, 1971 and brothers, Ralph, Everett, and William Wilson; sister, Edith Milchuck. 

Friends may call at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00. The funeral will be conducted by Deacon James Anderson on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bowerman Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Munising. Honorary escorts will be members of the Ikkala Brothers V.F.W. and will preside in the spring with a Veterans Graveside service. 

Karl Parker 
NEWBERRY -- Karl Parker, legendary Brimley and Newberry High School coach, died Tuesday afternoon December 12, 2000 at his residence in Newberry under the loving care of his family and North Woods Home Health and Hospice. 

Mr. Parker led Brimley High School to Class D State Basketball championships in 1950 and 1951. He was a member of the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame, the Michigan Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame and was the first inductee to the Brimley High School Sports Hall of Fame. Parker's basketball teams claimed a long list of league championships, along with district, regional and semi-final trophies. 

Karl was a charter member of the Brimley Lions Club, and a long-time member of the Newberry Lions Club, McMillan Lodge #400 F & AM, B.P.O.E. #1705, Newberry Country Club and the Newberry United Methodist Church. 

He was born in Trout Lake on November 13, 1914, son of the late Frank "Kid" & Ellen (Knight) Parker and attended high school at Sault Ste. Marie. He obtained degrees from the University of Michigan and North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. 

Mr. Parker's first teaching job was at Moran. He then taught and coached at Brimley from 1941 through 1951. He then coached a year at Kingsley, Michigan, before an eight year stint through 1960 at Newberry High School. From 1960 through 1965, Karl taught at the former Newberry Regional Mental Health Center. He was also a member of the Newberry Board of Education for 20 years, until his retirement in 1987. 

Besides his parents, Karl is preceded in death by a sister, half-brother and half-sister. Survivors include his wife of 60 years Lillian of Newberry; son James Parker of McMillan; four daughters, Mary Meisner of Kalamazoo, Lily "Suzi" Parker of Los Angeles, CA, Carol Greilick of Traverse City, and Betty Jean Juntunen of Webberville; 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 3 great great-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday December 16, 2000 at 11:00 am at the Newberry United Methodist Church with Pastor's Peter Bartlett and James Rule officiating. Friends may call at the Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry on Friday December 15th from 2-5 & 6-9 PM. A Masonic memorial service will be held at 7:00 pm with the Elks memorial service following at the funeral home. 

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may consider the Tahquamenon Area Sports Boosters, North Woods Home Health and Hospice or the Newberry United Methodist Church in memory of Karl Parker. 

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family. 

David Alan Jurvelin III 

PROVO, UT -- David Alan Jurvelin III, infant son of Lisa and David Jurvelin Jr. of Provo, UT, passed away Monday, December 11th, shortly after birth. 

He is survived by his mother & father, his paternal grandparents Barbara Jurvelin of Negaunee and David Jurvelin Sr. of Ishpeming, his paternal great-grandmothers Kaye Jurvelin and Marion McComber both of Negaunee, his paternal great-great grandmother Marcella Van Driessche of Ishpeming, maternal grandparents Brian & Jean Howe of Fowlerville, MI, several aunts, uncles, & cousins. 

Funeral arrangements are pending. 

Betty J. Carr 

MUNISING -- Betty J. Carr, 76 of 435 Stoneville Road, Ishpeming died Monday, December 11, 2000 at 8:30 P.M. at the Mather Nursing Center following a lengthy illness. Betty was born the daughter of James J. and Venus, (Jackson) Connors, Jr. Betty was a lifetime resident of Munising, she graduated from Wm. G. Mather High School, and attended Northern Michigan University. She married John D. Carr March 24, 1956 he preceded her in death September 15, 1979. 

Betty worked for Alger Marquette Community Action Board (AMCAB) from the late 60's until '74; she then worked for Sheltered Workshop of Alger Marquette until '78. She continued working under the "Green Thumb Program" and worked for the Michigan State Extension Office and Michigan Employment Security Commission. 

Betty was a homemaker and a foster care mother for several years, and was a foster mother to over 100 children. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Munising, she was the Alger County Fair Manager for several years; also a 4-H Leader for over 20 years. 

Betty is survived by daughters Vicki Carr-Walden of Munising and Merry (Lloyd) Staples of New Albany, IN sons, Patrick Carr of Moran, MI and James Edward Ledvina of Marquette. 2 sisters, Della (Gordon) Kleimola of Bessemer, MI and Ruth (David) Younger of Menasha, WI 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, also numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, two daughters, Carol and Janice also preceded Betty in death. 

A Memorial Service will be conducted at the United Methodist Church in Munising Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 10:30 A.M. with Pastor Rosemarie Fahrion officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery. 

Friends may call at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and from 9:00 to 10:00 AM Thursday. The family has requested that memorial contributions may be made to the Alger Regional Community Foundation (ARCF) "Excellence in Education Fund" or to the Mather Nursing Center Activities fund in memory of Betty. 

George M. Lundstrom 

MARQUETTE -- George M. Lundstrom, 79, of 7 Marquette Drive, died Sunday, December 10, 2000 at the Eastwood Nursing Center where he had been a resident since October. 

He was born March 11, 1921 in Republic, Michigan to Kalle and Amelia Lundstrom and was a graduate of Republic High School. He received a Civil Engineering Degree from Michigan Technological University in 1944 and served during World War II as a Captain in the U.S. Army following his graduation. George spent his entire professional career with the Kimberly Clark Corporation, retiring as Vice President of Engineering in Neenah, Wisconsin. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and the Range Engineers Club, and enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. 

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, the former Helen Heikkinen, a daughter Mary Collins of Colorado Springs, CO, a sister Helmi (Allen) Heikkinen of Negaunee, a brother Martti (Shirley) Lundstrom of Sun City, AZ and six grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers. 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, December 15, 2000 in the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home with Rev. Lawrence Jones officiating. Burial will take place in the Ishpeming Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 1:00 PM on Friday. 

Harvey W. Lynn 

NAUBINWAY -- Harvey W. Lynn, 75, of Naubinway, died Monday morning December 11, 2000 at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette. 

Funeral Services will be held Thursday December 14, 2000 at 11:00 am at the Engadine United Methodist Church with Margaret Madison presiding. Inurnment will take place at Naubinway Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday December 13th from 5-8 pm. 

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family. 

Barbara A. Pietila 

GREEN BAY, WI -- Barbara A. Pietila, 53, Green Bay, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000 at a local hospital. She was born Sept. 21, 1947 in Negaunee, MI to Lucille (Sue) and the late Ellsworth Johnson. She was a 1965 graduate from Negaunee High School. On Nov. 13, 1998 she married Andrew Pietila. She was employed by Romo Printing for a number of years before retiring in Sept. 1999. 

Survivors include her husband, Andy; one daughter, Brenda Walton, Green Bay; two grandchildren, Matthew and Chelsea Walton; two stepchildren, Kelly Lambert and Brent (Brenda) Pietila; three step grandchildren; Evan, Rebecca and Connor; her mother, Sue Johnson, Ishpeming, MI; three brothers and sisters-in-law; Bob and Carol Johnson, Negaunee, MI; Jerry and Shirley Johnson, L'Anse, MI; David and Margaret Johnson, Negaunee, MI; one sister and brother-in-law, Lynn and Jorge Hernandez, Negaunee, MI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded by her father and a previous husband, James Crawford in 1995. 

Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday at Lyndahl Funeral Home, Lombardi Ave. at Ridge Rd., where a Service of Remembrance will take place at 4 p.m. 


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