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Leland F. "Red" Tschury
SIDNAW, MI --Leland F. "Red" Tschury, age 72 was taken to Heaven by our Lord August 3, 2000 following a brief illness with cancer. Red was born July 16, 1928 in Mayville, WI, the son of Frank and Irma (Gromlow) Tschury. He attended school in Wisconsin and Sidnaw, and was a lifetime resident.
Mr. Tshury entered the U.S. Navy in 1946, serving aboard the USS Blue in the South Pacific. After being separated from the Navy, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was a proud member of the 82nd Airbourne Div. Returning to civilian life, Red was employed first as a heavy equipment operator for road building projects then as supervisor for CCI Corp. until his retirement in 1983 after 17 years employment. He then operated his own excavating business in Sidnaw. In 1953, he married the former Betty Anderson in Mayville, WI. An avid outdoorsman, Red enjoyed hunting and fishing. Following his death, he became a season ticket holder for a skybox seat for the Green Bay Packers.
Mr. Tschury is survived by his wife, Betty, son David Tschury of Marquette; daughter Deb and Pat Miller of Rapid River, MI, grandchildren Chris, Alan, Michelle, Rhonda, Robert, Becky, and Billee. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Gordon. Private family services will be held for Mr. Tschury and interment will take place in the Sidnaw Cemetery. Memorial contributions in recognition of his military service are suggested to the World War II Memorial. Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse, assisted the family with service arrangements.

Paavo "Paul" O. Kangas
MUNISING -- Paavo "Paul" O. Kangas, age 81, of 308 Spruce Street, Munising, died on Friday, August 4, 2000 at 1:10 a.m. at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette following a lengthy illness. He was born on April 2, 1919 in Negaunee, Michigan to the late William and Augusta (Knuttila) Kangas. Paul attended school in Forest Lake and in Eben. He entered into the U.S. Army on August 2O, 1942 in Fort Custer, Michigan. He was a WWII Veteran serving in the European African Middle Eastern Theater as an ambulance driver for the Army. Paul was involved in battles and campaigns in Central Europe and Rhineland. He was awarded the WWII Victory Medal, the EAME Theater Ribbon with two bronze battle stars, five overseas bars, and the good conduct medal. He was discharged on December 12, 1945 in Ft. Sheridan, IL. Paul married Leona E. Clark on February 8, 1947 in Munising. He began employment at the Munising Paper Company on October 23, 1946 as a broke handler in the Beater Room. He progressed in that department and on January 12, 1953, he posted into the Engineering Department as a laborer. He progressed to oiler, and that was the job he held at the time of his retirement on April 2, 1981 after over 34 1/2 years of service. Paul was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Munising where he had been active in many church activities and had served as an Elder for many years. Paul was also a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W. He enjoyed all outdoor activities, especially fishing, cross country skiing, ice skating, and hunting.
He is survived by his wife of over 53 years - Leona Kangas of Munising; their three daughters - Kathleen (Torrey) Heim of Mukwonago, WI, Mary Beth (Thomas) Gavula of Dunedin, FL, and Debra Kangas of Brooklyn Park, MN; grandchildren Kevin Heim, Daniel Heim, and Jane Gavula; sister Irene (Paul) VanLandschoot of Munising; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Paul was preceded in death by a sister, Hilma Gray, and brothers, John, Arvo, Reino, and Waino Kangas.
Friends may call at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Sunday, August 6, 2000 from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 4:00 p.m. The funeral will be conducted by Pastor Lawrence Jones of the First Presbyterian Church of Marquette. Interment will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Munising on Monday at 9:00 a.m. where members of the American Legion will conduct graveside services

Dorothy Woodbridge
SOUTH BEND, Indiana -- Dorothy Woodbridge, 81, former Marquette resident, died August 3, 2000 in South Bend, IN.
She was born August 15, 1918 in Kalkaska County, MI and had lived in the South Bend area since 1950. As Dorothy Mills she married William G. Woodbridge, who died September 3, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her parents Max & Winogene Mills and three sisters.
She is survived by her sons, Thomas (Cathy) Woodbridge of South Bend, IN and James (Annette) Woodbridge of Warrens, WI, seven grandchildren, Jennifer Woodridge, Ben Smith, Brittany Smith, Mike, Shannon, Lia, and Christi Armstrong, three sisters, Donna Ebner of Crystal Falls, MI, Pauline Sawatski of Presque Isle, WI and Maxine Masse of Boston, MA, and a brother Bud Mills of Big Bay, MI.
Dorothy's life work was helping others; she had a bubbly personality and brought a smile to everyone's life that she touched.
Services were held Saturday, August 5, 2000 in the Bubb Funeral Chapel in Mishawaka, IN. Funeral services in Marquette will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 8, 2000 in the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home with Pastor Juan Papalco officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:00 PM on Tuesday.

Anna V. Edson
ISHPEMING -- Anna V. Edson, age 81, of 435 Stoneville Rd. and formerly of 111 Bluff St. Ishpeming, died Friday August 4, 2000 at the Mather Nursing Center where she had resided the past 4 months.
Anna was cremated and there will be no visitation or services per her request.
The Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Neil Aho
TRENARY ­ Donald Neil Aho, 71, died at his home in Trenary on Friday, August 4, 2000 following a lengthy illness in Lake Superior Hospice Care.
Don was born on June 27, 1929 to John and Anna (Kalliola) Aho. He grew up on his family's farm in Trenary and was educated in the community's school. He had the honor of serving his country in the Korean War and saw combat with the IUnited States Army's
15thth Field Artillery Battalion. He was honorably discharged in 1953 after attaining the rank of Technical Sergeant through battlefield promotion.
In 1957 Don wed Gloria Ilene Latvala of Trenary beginning a Loving and Fruitful marriage which lasted more than forty-three years. He joined the Cleveland-Cliff Iron Company in 1956 after working in the construction industry. He retired from the company after thirty-four years of service.
An energetic and industrious man, Don had many abilities and interests. He was a capable carpenter, woodsman, mechanic and gardener. He possessed a deep knowledge of the natural world gained through field observation and independent study. He was a skilled fisherman and a hunter known for his marksmanship and game finding ability. His keen intellect, breadth of knowledge and wry sense of humor made him a trusted advisor and an engaging conversationalist. But first and foremost, he was a loving and faithful husband, father, grandfather and brother who enjoyed nothing more than spending time with is family. He will be profoundly missed.
Don is survived by his wife, Gloria, seven children: Donald J. (Mary) Aho, Signal Mountain, TN, Laurie A. (Lowell) Ellis, Trenary; Mitchell A. (Rhonda) Aho, Trenary; Kay M. (Leroy) Stang, Winthrop Harbor, IL; Ross N. (Gervase) Aho, Signal Mountain, TN; Lisa L. (Larry) Aho, Charlevoix, MI; and Eric J. Aho Trenary, and eleven grandchildren: Andrew, Erin, Dustin and Calvin Stang; Jessica, Anna and Claire Ellis; Jacob Aho; and Adelaide, Ellen and Della Aho. He is also survived by six siblings: Signe Cady, Carlo Aho, Vivian Dunn and Marvin Aho of Trenary; Elmer Aho of Gwinn; and Arlene Finlan of Green Bay, WI.
A gathering of family and friends will begin at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 8, 2000 at the Bowerman Funeral Chapel in Munising, MI. The gathering will be followed at 7:00 P.M. by a Memorial Service conducted by Rev. Stephen Pregitzer of Eden Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Chatham Veterans of Foreign War shall participate in the Memorial Service.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Kenneth F. "Ken" Robare
MARQUETTE ­ Kenneth F. "Ken" Robare, 72, of 324 East Michigan Street, Marquette, entered eternal life Sunday morning, August 6, 2000, at his home, surrounded by his family. He had been in ill health for the past four months.
Born September 14, 1927 in Marquette, the son of Herman and Hilda (Lakari) Robare, he was raised in Marquette, was a 1945 graduate of the Graveraet High School, and remained a lifelong resident. On September 19, 1950 he married the former Mary Yokel in St. Michael Catholic Church. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the US Army, 101st Airborne Division from September of 1950-1952. Ken was employed as an Arsenal and Transportation Sergeant at the Marquette Branch Prison for 28 years, retiring in 1981. After retiring from the prison, he worked as a Deputy Sheriff at the Marquette County Sheriff's Department for 17 years, serving as a transport officer and civil process
Ken volunteered many hours over the years at the pistol range, promoting safe and accurate handgun training to many law enforcement officers.
Ken's family was very important to him and he loved to spend quality time with them. He also loved spending time at his hunting camp and was a talented artist who enjoyed sketching and oil painting. He spent most weekends traveling the Upper Peninsula on short trips with his wife, Mary.
Ken was a member of the former St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and son, he is survived by: His loving wife of 50 years, Mary (Yokel) Robare.
A daughter: Patricia (Al) Beck of Harvey. Sons: James (Cindy) Robare of Harvey; and Steven (Pam) Robare of Marquette. Four grandchildren: Natalie Robare, Bradley Beck, Michael Robare, and Jeffrey Beck. His mother: Hilda Robare of Marquette.
He was preceded in death by his father, Herman Robare in 1988.
Friends may call at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 9, from 4 to 6:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 7 pm Wednesday evening in St. Michael Catholic Church with Rev. Lawrence
Gauthier as celebrant.
Burial will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery.
Ken's grandchildren will serve as his escorts.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Lake Superior Hospice Association, 1414 W. Fair Ave., Marquette, MI. 49855.

Martha L. Anderson
HUMBOLDT ­ Martha L. Anderson, age 70, of 1269 Co.Rd. FN Humboldt, died Sunday August 6, 2000 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home of Ishpeming.

Raymond E. Jarvi
ISHPEMING ­ Memorial services for Raymond E. Jarvi, a former Chassell resident will be held Wednesday, 11 A.M., August 9, 2000 at the Jakkuri-Antila Funeral Home, Hancock. Raymond died on July 31, 2000 at this home in Ishpeming.
Friends may call Wednesday morning morning at 10 A.M. until time of services. Rev. Douglas Smyth from Grace Lutheran Church, South Range will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by the Copper Country Veterans Assoc. Inurnment will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Houghton.

Bruno V. "Uppi" Tasson
ISHPEMING ­ Bruno V. "Uppi" Tasson, age 89 of 401 Marquette St., Ishpeming died peacefully at his home on Monday, August 7, 2000.
Bruno was born August 23, 1910 in Ishpeming to the late Dominic & Theresa (Maletta) Tasson. He worked as an underground miner for C.C.I. at Cliffs Shaft & retired from the Mather B in 1972 after 37 years.
Bruno was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, St. Rocco Society, and a former member of the Ishpeming ELKS. He was a former ski jumper, and a member of the Ishpeming Ski Club. Uppi was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing & trapping.
Bruno is survived by 4 children, Robert Tasson of Ishpeming, Joan (Al) Goodney of Spring Lake, MI, Nancy (Ron) Milkey of Ishpeming & Gene (Mary) Tasson of Ishpeming, 8 grandchildren: Michael & John Wirtanen and Kris LeSage of Ishpeming, Jon Goodney of El Segundo, CA, Julie Kleinau of Bay City, MI, Tom Goodney of Oxoford, OH, and Robert & James Tasson Ishpeming, 11 great grandchildren Anthony, Dustin and Hunter Wirtanen, Ethan & Halie LeSage all of Ishpeming, Paul & Michelle Kleinau of Bay City, Matthew and Luke Goodney of El Segundo, Marisa and Dylan Tasson Negaunee, numerous nieces & nephews and a special friend Signe Carter. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances "Toots" Tasson, 1994, 3 brothers & 4 sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2000 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. Peter Oberto officiating. Burial will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery.
Friends may call at St. Johns Catholic Church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Pallbearers will be Albert Goodney, Ron Milkey, Michael & John Wirtanen, Robert & James Tasson.
Memorial considerations may be directed to U.P. Home Health & Hospice, 829 Croix St., Negaunee.
Arrangements are being handled by the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home.

Clarice J. Brown
ISHPEMING ­ Clarice J. Brown, age 82 of 413 N. First St., Ishpeming died Sunday August 6, 2000 at the Bell Memorial Hospital in Ishpeming.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, August 17, 2000 at the Ishpeming Cemetery.
A complete obituary will be in the Mining Journal early next week. The Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clifford G. Anderson
SUPERIOR, Wisconsin -- Clifford G. Anderson, formerly of Duluth, Minnesota and more recently of Superior, WI died on Friday, July 14, 2000 in St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth at the age of 92. Prior to his death he had been a resident of the St. Francis Nursing Home in Superior.
He was born on February 15, 1908 in Negaunee, Michigan and had married Genevieve Sedlock, also of Negaunee on July 4, 1935.
Clifford, a former ranger for the U.S. Forest Service, spent most of his career on the Superior and Chequamegon National Forests. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1931, Cliff began his career in the Wilderness Area of the Flathead National Forest in Montana. During his forty years of service he was a ranger for a number of national forests; the Chippewa in Minnesota, the Mark Twain in the Ozarks, and the Hoosier in Indiana. He also had worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Ely, Minnesota area in the 1930's. Cliff retired in 1972.
Cliff enjoyed an enduring interest in nature and outdoors, was an avid photographer, appreciated classical music, and was a lifelong student of the violin.
He is survived by his wife, nine children, John (Mary) of Roanoke, VA., David of St. Louis, Bob (Mary Evelyn) of Centreville, VA., Paul (Lynn) of Eau Claire, WI, Bill (Karen) of Superior, Jody of Duluth and Stephen of San Diego, CA, seventeen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, a brother Bob of Oconomowoc, WI, and a sister Helen Peterson of Ishpeming, Michigan.
A Memorial Mass was held in St. Francis Catholic Church, Superior, on July 18, 2000. Inurnment took place on Wednesday, July 19, 2000 in Glidden, WI.
The Thompson-Hegstrom Funeral Home of Superior assisted the family with the funeral arrangements.

Edna (Thompson) Mutter
ROCHERSTER HILLS ­ Edna (Thompson) Mutter, passed away on July 19, 2000 following a brief illness. Born on November 15, 1922, in Big Bay, MI, she was the youngest child of Minnie and Emery Thompson.
A graduate of Graveraet High School, Edna also graduated from Nurses Training in Muskegon, MI and served in Japan as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps during WWII.
She is survived by her husband Relph Mutter of Rochester Hills, a sister Dorothy Mitchell of Elgin, IL, a sister Jessie Woodring of Tucson, Arizona and a brother Marvin Thompson of Big Bay, as well as nephews and several nieces.

James E. Jannausch
MARQUETTE ­ James E. Jannausch, 79, of 2075 Sugarloaf, Marquette, died peacefully Sunday afternoon at home with his family at his bedside and with the loving care of Lake Superior Hospice Association.
Mr. Jannausch was born August 19, 1920 in Grand Rapids to the late Alfred F. and Kathleen (Burke) Jannausch. He was a 1937 graduate of Catholic Central High School in Grand Rapids. In 1939 he joined the U.S. Coast Guard and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Jim worked for 37 years at the former Lake Shore, Inc. and also worked for 26 years as a Star Route mail carrier from Marquette to Big Bay.
He was an avid reader and loved the outdoors, golfing, fishing, and walking. He was a lifelong member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Marquette.
Jim is survived by his wife, the former Betty E. Koval whom he married on September 21,1943 at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette; five children, Bill (Ulrike) Jannausch of Valparaiso, IN, Kathy Jannausch Poisson of Marquette, Jim (Sandy) Jannausch of Troy, Mike (Judy) Jannausch of Clallam Bay, WA and Mary Jannausch of Ann Arbor; six grandchildren, Melissa Murphy, Bill Jannausch II, Adam, Matthew, Katie and Laura Jannausch; four great grandchildren, Megan and Deven Murphy, Kylee and Taylor Jannausch; one sister, Mary (Don) Arford of Fresno, CA; one brother, Alfred (Doris) Jannausch, Jr. of Traverse City; also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 1 p.m. from St. Michael Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. Jed Patrick officiating. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the funeral at the church.
Pallbearers will be William Jannausch, Michael Jannausch, Matthew Jannausch, William Jannausch, Jr., Katie Jannausch and Laura Jannausch.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Lake Superior Hospice Association in Jim's memory, 1414 W. Fair Ave., Marquette, MI 49855.
The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Waino F. Kemppainen
L'ANSE ­ Waino F. Kemppainen, age 59, resident of the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans, formerly of L'Anse, died Sunday, August 6, at Marquette General Hospital.
The funeral service will be on Friday, August 11 at 1 p.m. at the Jacobson Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial will be in the Elo Cemetery. Rev. Michael Laako will officiate. The Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth J. "Betty" (Oates) Russo
ISHPEMING ­ Elizabeth J. "Betty" (Oates) Russo, age 76, of 111 Bluff St. Ishpeming died early on Tuesday August 8, 2000 at the Bell Memorial Hospital in Ishpeming where she had been a patient for the past 11 days.
Elizabeth was born August 30, 1923 in Negaunee the daughter of Richard & Martha (Curtis) Oates. She was a lifelong area resident. She worked at Morgan Heights, in Negaunee, and also worked for several years as an inspector at the H.W. Gossard Co. in Ishpeming. She was a former member of the Ishpeming Salvation Army and worked as a "Bell Ringer" for many years.
Survivors include 2 sons, William Tonge Jr. of National Mine and Gary L. of Negaunee; 3 daughters, Marlene Woffard of Dewitt, AR, Maryann (Rick) Duhame of Cleveland, WI and Linda (Jandreau) and her husband Don Steede of Ishpeming; a sister Beatrice (Don) Larson of Negaunee; 18 grandchildren; along with several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Salvatore "Stram" Russo in 1979 and two brothers, Thomas & Richard Oates.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday August 11, 2000 at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home with the Rev. D. Michael Carriere to officiate. Burial will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home from 11:00 am until the time of services on Friday.

Elmer T. Maki
LINCOLN PARK, MI ­ Elmer T. Maki, 81, former resident of North Delta/Trenary area, passed away after a lengthy illness on August 1, 2000. Services were held in Lincoln Park, Michigan.

Martha L. Anderson
HUMBOLDT - Martha L. Anderson age 70, of 1269 Co. Rd. FN Humboldt was taken to Heaven by Our Lord Sunday, August 6, 2000.
Martha was born January 6, 1930 in Maude, OK to late late Clovis S. & Georgia (Gooch) Basham. She worked as a nurse aid for several years. Martha was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Champion where she was active in many church functions. She enjoyed gardening, painting, traveling & time spent with her family.
Martha is survived by her husband of 55 years, Clayton Anderson of Humboldt, 6 children: Judith (Joseph) Helwig of Humboldt, John (Sunny) Anderson of Clarksburg, Paul, (Towanda) Anderson of Clintonville, Wl, Barbara (James) Revello of Ishpeming, Mary (Greg) Christiansen of Nixa, MO and Karen (Dennis) Howe of Diorite, 1 brother John (Betty) Basham of Bellingham, WA and a half brother Paul Basham of Florida, 16 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, several nieces & nephews. Martha was preceded in death by a brother Howard Basham.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00a.m. on Friday, August 11, 2000 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Champion with Rev. Christopher Nelson officiating. Burial will he in the Humboldt Twp. Cemetery.
Friends may call at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church on Friday from 9:00a.m until the time of service.
Pallbearers will be Christopher & Mark Anderson, Peter & Paul Revello, David Helwig & Ryan Howe.
Arrangements are being handled by the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home of Ishpeming.

Hildegarde E. Johnson
MARQUETTE -- Hildegarde E. Johnson, 99, of 1901 Division St., Brookridge Heights, died August 8, 2000 at home. She was born March 3,1901 in Marquette to John and Ida (Ekstrom) Johnson and was a graduate of the Marquette Public Schools. She received a teacher's certificate with a major in music in 1920 from the Normal School(now NMU) and received a B.S. degree from NMU in 1951. She began her teaching career in Ironwood, MI, from 1920-1922 and went from there to St. Paul, MN where she taught until 1928. She returned to Marquette in 1928 and taught music at the Howard Junior High School until it was torn down in the early 1950's. She then went to Graveraet High School and taught until 1967 when she retired. Many thousands of area students have learned music from Hildegarde.
Her maternal grandparents, the Alfred Ekstroms, were charter members of Messiah Lutheran Church, of which Hildegarde was a life long member. She began directing the Junior choir at Messiah in the early 1930's and became director of the Senior choir in 1940, a position she held for 50 years. In 1990, on the occasion of her 90th birthday and retirement as director, the Senior choir and congregation established the Hildegarde Johnson Music Scholarship Fund. The fund was established as an ongoing tribute to a faithful and dedicated woman who gave so much of her time and talent to the music ministry of Messiah Lutheran Church. Yearly music scholarships are awarded to assist young persons of pre-school through college age who wish to develop their music talent. Hildegarde was also a member of the Messiah Seniors, Marquette Retired Teachers and the Marquette County Historical Society.
Hildegarde is survived by a niece Marcia (Paul) Peterson of Heath, OH, grand nieces Crystal (Ken) Kent of Columbus, OH and Heather Peterson of Heath, OH, grandnephews Eric and Patrick Peterson of Heath, OH, and great grand nephews Zachary and Austin Kent.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and William Jones.
Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM Friday, August 11, 2000 in the Messiah Lutheran Church with Rev. Nancy Amacher, Rev. Timothy Bernard, and Rev. D.C. Kalweit officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery with Ellwood Mattson, Harry Rajala, Robert Thomsen, Ken Vickstrom, William Brady and Alden Peterson acting as pallbearers. Visitation will begin at 4:00 PM on Friday at Messiah Lutheran Church. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials can be made to the Hildegarde Johnson Music Scholarship Fund or to Lake Superior Hospice.

James A. Overlin Jr.
GRAND MARAIS -- James A. Overlin Jr., 58, of Grand Marais, died Monday August 7, 2000 in Grand Marais as a result of a swimming accident. He and his wife Marla had recently moved to Grand Marais in June of 1999 building their retirement home on the shore of Lake Superior. Jim was born July 28, 1942 in Chicago, IL, son of the late James Sr. & Edna (Wilson) Overlin.
Jim was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and valued his family above all. On August 14, 1965 he married the former Marla Senecal at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Grand Marais. Together they raised their three children Jamie, Patricia and James. His gentle nature and quick wit were treasured by those who knew him. He always had time for others, a kind word to offer and will be remembered fondly.
Jim was employed for the Ilinois State Toll Highway Authority in its early existance. During his 35 years of employment he earned the admiration and respect from all that worked with him. Though he retired as Maintenance Foreman in 1998, the mention of his name still commands respect from all throughout the tollway system.
Survivors include his wife Marla of Grand Marais; daughters Jamie (Cort) Carlson of Lake in The Hills, IL, Patricia Overlin (and her special friend Wesley Athey) of Lisle, IL, and James (Kerry) Overlin of Villa Park, IL, granddaughter Grace with two grandchildren to be expected, brothers Bill (Lois) of Bartlett, IL, Tom (Margo) and Ron (Kaye) all of Wood Dale, IL, sister Bonita Overlin of Shingletown, CA., in-laws Edwin (Phyllis) Senecal, Paul Senecal, Charles Senecal, Del Ryter, Charlene Bamford, Patricia (Race) Jones, Joseph (Pia) Senecal, John Senecal and Bethlene (Bob) Micander, many nieces and nephews and family friends who knew and loved Jim for the special person he was.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday August 11, 2000 at 5:00 pm at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Grand Marais with Fr. Glen Theoret officiating. Rite of Committal will follow in Grand Marais.
Friends may call at the church on Friday August 11th from 4:00 pm until time of service.
Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family with arrangements.

Henry G. "Hank" Coty
ISHPEMING -- Henry G. " Hank" Coty, age 85 of 1010 N Second St. Ishpeming died Thursday morning August 10 at his home after a lengthy illness.
Hank was born December 18, 1913 in Ishpeming to the late Oliver & Mary (Gagnon) Coty. He was a life long area resident. He worked for the C. C. I. Co.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years Violet, 2 daughters Bonnie & Sandra Nelson, 6 grandchildren Rene (Marc) Himes, Jacqueline Nelson, Bradley Nelson, Kim Nelson, Trudy (Alvin) Chambers. & Brandi Nelson, 7 Great Grandchildren Amy (Brandon) Boesl, Andrew Dawe, Eric Dawe, Talia Nelson, Julstin Chambers, Braiden Nelson & Jordon Chambers. 1 Great Great GrandsonAllen Dawe. He was preceded in death by 1 grandson James Nelson 7 sisters, Eva (John) Ervine. Louise (Felix) Ferris, Alvina (Walter) Norman, Florence (Sylvester) Pluger, Lillian Coty, Cecelia Robare & Mae (Charles) Harrell, 6 Brothers Oliver, Raymond, William. Joseph, John & Edward
Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 1 P. M. at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home with Joan Verheyden to officiate. Burial will be in the Negaunee cemetery Friends may call at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home from 5 until 8 P. M. Saturday and from Noon Sunday until the time of services.

Marion Seidel
BURNSVILLE, MN -- Marion Seidel DeGenaro, age 98, a resident of Republic for 30 years, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2000 at the Ebenezer Ridges Care Facility, 13820 Community Drive, Burnsville MN 55337. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, who died April 24, 1987. Marion was born in Highland Park, IL, October 31, 1901 and had lived in Republic from 1957 to 1987.
A multi-talented woman, Marion's first love was the piano. She began playing the piano at age three and placed second in the greater Chicago area piano competition when she was 16. She taught piano in her home for many years and volunteered her musical talents. In later years, from age 75 to 85, she played professionally at the Northwoods Club in Marquette along with Charlie who played the harmonica. During this time she appeared on the television program, PM MAGAZINE. Marquette County, Michigan residents may remember Marion as "Dear Gabby" on Wes Larson's popular radio show from Ishpeming, Michigan.
Marion was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother and touched many peoples', lives through her music and her great storehouse of knowledge. She truly left very large footprints in her journey through her long and wonderful life. Surviving are her sons, William E. (Kathleen) DeGenaro of Sarasota, Florida and Donald L. (Karen) DeGenaro of Eagan, Minnesota; grandchildren Valerie (John) McCain, James (Debbie) DeGenaro, Thomas (Angie) DeGenaro, Kristine (Michael) Trombley, and Douglas DeGenaro; great-grandchildren Andy, Bill, Kevin, Lisa, and Megan McCain. Joseph DeGenaro, and Charles Trombley; sisters Dorothy Ryan and June Seidel of Wilmette, Illinois; niece Dotti (Al) Thumler of Lake Forest, Illinois.
Services will be held in the chapel at Ebenezer Ridges Care Facility, Saturday, August 26th at 2:00 p.m., phone 952-898-8400. Memorials may be sent to the Ebenezer Ridges Facility Renovation Fund.

Elizabeth R. Kellow
ISHPEMING -- Elizabeth R Kellow, of 1854 Prairie Ave. Ishpeming passed away Thursday August 10, 2000 at the Marquette General Hospital.
Elizabeth was born in Ishpeming, the daughter of William & Pearl (Blight) Genore and was a lifelong area resident. She worked in the dietary department at Northern Michigan University and also as a nurses aide at the Bell Memorial Hospital in Ishpeming. She was a member of the Ishpeming V.F.W. Auxiliary and of the Ishpeming Lady Elks.
She is survived by two daughters, Patricia (Jaak) Liivoja and Linda King both of Ishpeming; three grandchildren, Kirk (Linda) Nicholls of Negaunee, Mark (Jana) Nicholls of Ishpeming and Donna King of WI, along with several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband during World War II, Thomas Heikkala, and her second husband Clayton Kellow in 1982 along with 8 brothers & sisters.
Private funeral services will be held at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Lee to officiate. Entombment will be at Northland Chapel Gardens.

Dorothy Woodbridge
SOUTH BEND, Indiana -- Dorothy Woodbridge, 81, former Marquette resident, died August 3, 2000 in South Bend, IN.
She was born August 15, 1918 in Kalkaska County, MI and had lived in the South Bend area since 1950. As Dorothy Mills she married William G. Woodbridge, who died September 3, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her parents Max & Winogene Mills and three sisters.
She is survived by her sons, Thomas (Cathy) Woodbridge of South Bend, IN and James (Annette) Woodbridge of Warrens, WI, seven grandchildren, Jennifer Woodridge, Ben Smith, Brittany Smith, Mike, Shannon, Lia, and Christi Armstrong, three sisters, Donna Ebner of Crystal Falls, MI, Pauline Sawatski of Presque Isle, WI and Maxine Masse of Boston, MA, and a brother Bud Mills of Big Bay, MI.
Dorothy's life work was helping others; she had a bubbly personality and brought a smile to everyone's life that she touched.
Services were held Saturday, August 5, 2000 in the Bubb Funeral Chapel in Mishawaka, IN. Funeral services in Marquette will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 8, 2000 in the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home with Pastor Juan Papalco officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1:00 PM on Tuesday.

Anna V. Edson
ISHPEMING -- Anna V. Edson, age 81, of 435 Stoneville Rd. and formerly of 111 Bluff St. Ishpeming, died Friday August 4, 2000 at the Mather Nursing Center where she had resided the past 4 months.
Anna was cremated and there will be no visitation or services per her request.
The Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clarice M. Denomme
L'ANSE -- Clarice M. Denomme, 82, passed away at her residence Friday, August 11, 2000 following a lengthy illness. Clarice was born March 3, 1918, a daughter of the late Edward and Aldia (Dault) Velmer. As a youngster she moved with her family to Pequaming and was a graduate of the L'Anse High School class of 1935. On July 25, 1936, she married Donald Denomme in Pequaming. They resided in L'Anse where they raised their family. Clarice was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and had been active in the L'Anse women's bowling, softball, and horseshoe leagues.
Clarice is survived by her husband Donald, sons Donald L. of Milton, FL., Raymond "Bud" (Carol) of Houghton, and Richard (Connie) of Northville, MI., daughter Linda (Roger) Juntunen of Chassel, also 14 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and neighbors also survive. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, L'Anse, with Fr. George Joseph, celebrant. Interment will take place in the L'Anse Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 9 p.m. on Monday at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse, and for one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday. A parish prayer service will be held at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel Monday evening at 8:30 p.m. The family suggest memorial contributions to the Baraga County Home Care Hospice. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

John E. "Kutsuu" Salminen
MARQUETTE -- John E. "Kutsuu" Salminen, 55, of 902 Wilson St., died Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at his home, following a six month illness.
He was born January 27,1945 in Marquette to the late Eimert and Fanny (Beck) Salminen, and was a life long area resident. He graduated from Graveraet High School in 1963 and served with the U. S. Army from 1966 to 1968. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. For the past 29 years he worked as a car man for the L. S. & I. Railroad.
John is survived by his wife, the former Corrin "Corky" MacDonald, whom he married on June 8,1977, a son Scott of Marquette, a sister Judy (William) Larson of Negaunee, a brother Jack (Doris) Salminen of Marquette, his father and mother in law Owen and Patricia MacDonald of Marquette and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 17, 2000 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul Weber officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery with William, James, Jon and Donald Larson, Brian Debski, Kevin Bell and Dan Raish acting as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM this evening at the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home and after 10:00 AM on Thursday at the church.
Memorials can be made to U.P. Home Health and Hospice.

Michael Paul Adams
MUNISING -- Michael Paul Adams, age 83, of 1302 Bay Street, Munising, died on Monday,
August 14, 2000 at 1:40 p.m. at the Munising Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 29, 1917 to Paul and Mary ( Makarowski ) Adams in Munising and was a lifetime resident. He graduated from Sacred Heart School and attended Mather High School. Mike married Ethel Lillian Hellstein on August 30, 1941. He began employment with the Munising Paper Company in September of 1942 as a truck driver and mechanic. On April 7, 1943, he enlisted with the U.S. Navy and served in the American Area and the Asiatic-Pacific Area during WWII. He served as a Machinist Mate, Second Class and he earned the Victory Medal, Campaign Ribbons, and two Asiatic Pacific area verbal stars. After the War, Mike returned to the paper mill and continued to work there until his retirement in 1979. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of over 58 years, Ethel Adams, of Munising, two sisters, Sophia DesArmo of Munising and Katherine Kinder of Grand Rapids, and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Mike was preceded in death by three sisters, Frances Gosselin, Caroline Ducas, and Helen Raica.
Friends may call at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. A Parish Vigil Service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. The funeral will be officiated by Fr. Dennis L. Borca at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2000 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery where the American Legion will conduct graveside services.

Dennis M. Riegert
BARK RIVER -- Dennis M. Riegert, 61, of 2935 M-35, Bark River, entered eternal life early Wednesday morning, August 16, 2000, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans following a brief illness. He had been a resident at the Jacobetti Home since July 26.
Arrangements will be announced by the Fassbender Funeral Home.

Violet M. Wulk
ISHPEMING -- Violet M. Wulk, age 88 of 111 Bluff St. #512, passed away on Monday August 14, 2000 at her home in Ishpeming.
Violet was born on October 28, 1911 in Milwaukee to the late Martha & Charles Thiele where she was raised. She moved to Waukesha, WI where she spent the majority of her life. She will always be remember for her love of music, her beautiful voice was heard at many funerals & weddings.
She was a member of the Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ in Waukesha for over 64 years and cherished her time with the senior choir. She was a member of her church guild & friendly folks, and in her younger years loved to bowl. Violet moved to Ishpeming, MI in 1990.
She will be lovingly remember by her family; daughter Carole Gustavson of Ishpeming; grandchildren, Randy (Connie) Teall, Scott (Pam) Patrick, Joan Patrick all of Ishpeming; Terry (Judy) Patrick of FL; four great grandchildren, Tim (Athena) Teall, Amanda, Cassie, T.J. and Kayleigh Patrick and a sister Dorothy Klein of Oconomowoc, WI.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Harold Graf, former police chief of Elm Grove, WI; her second husband Vernon Wulk; great grandson Chase Patrick; grandson Billy Patrick; daughter Jolene Graf and a son-in-law William Patrick.
Cremation will take place, followed by Graveside Services at 10:00AM CST on Saturday August 19, 2000 at the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Pewaukee, WI.
The Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home of Ishpeming is in charge of arrangements.
Rest in peace Mother
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep,
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints of the snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn's rain,
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds on circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night:
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

Eleanor Karr
PELKIE -- Eleanor Karr, 93, of Pelkie, died Tuesday August 15, 2000 at Winkler's Nursing Home in L'Anse, following a lengthy illness. Arrangements for Mrs. Karr are incomplete and will be announced by the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse.

Jean C. LeClaire
L'ANSE -- Jean C. LeClaire, 64, passed away at her home Tuesday, August 15, 2000, following a brief illness. Jean was born in Michigamme January 21, 1936, the daughter of John and Helja (Ahola) Jaykka. She attended local schools and was a graduate of Michigamme High School class of 1953.
On December 3, 1955, she married Raphael "Ray" LeClaire in Baraga. She had been a resident of L'Anse for 45 years. She had been employed at the Baraga County Memorial Hospital for several years as a nurse's aide. Because of her husband, Jean became an avid baseball fan. She enjoyed playing cards, especially Pinochle.
Mrs. LeClaire was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in L'Anse and a member of the L'Anse V.F.W. Womens' auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband Ray and son Kirk, brother John Jaykka of Harvey, MI., and sister Sylvia (Fred) Mikkola of Michigamme. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Barry, an infant daughter and sister Elsie Lorenz. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday August 18, 2000 at 11 a.m. f rom Sacred Heart Catholic Church in L'Anse. Father George Joseph will be the Celebrant and interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will greet friends Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse. A parish prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. followed by memorial services conducted by the L'Anse area V.F.W. Auxiliary ladies. The family was assisted with funeral arrangements by the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse

Dennis M. "Denny" Riegert
Dennis M. "Denny" Riegert, 61, of 2935 M-35, Bark River, entered eternal life early Wednesday morning, August 16, 2000, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans following a brief illness. He had been a resident at the Jacobetti Home since July 26. Born March 26, 1939 in Bloomington, MN, a son of the late Myron and Lucille (Anderson) Riegert, he was raised in Bloomington and was a 1957 graduate of the Bloomington High School. Denny was a veteran of the Vietnam Era, having served in the US Navy from 1956-1966. For over 28 years, Denny was employed as a maintenance mechanic and supervisor with
the Red Owl grocery stores. He spent 20 of those years at Escanaba's Delta Plaza operation, retiring in 1996.
Denny was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He and his wife were members of Michigan Chapter #66 of the Good Sam R.V. Club, known as the "Super Yoopers", where he served as Wagonmaster for three years. He also served as Assistant State Director of the Good Sam R.V. Club for two years.
Survivors include: His wife: Beverly K. (Decker) Riegert of Bark River, whom he married
June 21, 1990 in Cedar River. 4 Daughters: Janis Grenz of Cannon Falls, MN; Jennifer Berg of
Bloomington, MN; Tierra (Bobby) Booth of Negaunee; and Jessi Riegert of San Antonio, TX. 6 Sons: Dennis (Linda) Riegert of Madison, SD; Darrell (Laura) Johnson of Cedar, MN; Daniel Johnson of Lakeville, MN; Victor (Mary Ann) Miller of St. Charles, MO; Dr. Bradley (Linda) Miller of Rochester, MN; and Todd (Cory) Miller of Eben Junction.
21 Grandchildren 2 Great-Grandchildren 3 Brothers: Robert (Gloria) Riegert of Burnsville, MN; Gordon Riegert of Farmington, MN; and Phillip (June) Riegert of St. Francis, MN.
His Mother-in-law: Reeva Decker of Streator, IL. Several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services, with military honors, will be held on Sunday, August 20, at 1 :30 pm in the Lakeside Christian Church in Escanaba with Rev. David Holderman officiating. Inurnment will be made in the Gardens of Rest Mausoleum. Memorials may be directed to Beverly K. Riegert, 2935 M-35, Bark River, MI 49807.
Fassbender Funeral Home serving the family.

Ellen A. Karr
PELKIE ­ Ellen A. Karr, 93, of Pelkie, died Tuesday August 15, 2000 at Winkler's Nursing Home in L'Anse, following a lengthy illness. Arrangements for Mrs. Karr are incomplete and will be announced by the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse.

Herbert R. Weza
MARQUETTE -- Herbert R. Weza, age 91 of 1301 Northrop, Marquette, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 2:30 P.M. at his home. He was born March 4, 1909 in Ontonagon, Michigan.
Friends may call at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Marquette on Tuesday, August 22, 2000 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Munising.

Jack K. Morris
LANSING, MICHIGAN -- Jack K. Morris, 75, of Lansing, formerly of Marquette, died Wednesday, August 2, 2000 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.
Mr. Morris was born August 18, 1924 in Muskegon to the late Eugene and Georgeanna (Peppin) Morris. He was raised on Champion Street in Marquette and graduated from the Graveraet High School, Class of 1942. Jack served in the U.S. Army during World War II and then moved to Lansing where he resided ever since.
In 1987, he retired from the State of Michigan as a manager in Department of Social Services. He had worked with the state for 43 years.
Jack was a member of the Lansing Eagles Club, Aerie #1039, the State Retirees Association, AARP and Loners on Wheels R.V. Club.
Survivors include one brother Mitchell Morris, Marquette, two nieces, Joan (Howard) Fregeole of Marquette and Sue E. Hosbach of Lansing, two nephews, John Anderson of East Lansing and William Wolf of Rialto, CA; special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Corser and their son, Michael and also Gerald Smith.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, August 21 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Michael Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Jed Patrick officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends one hour prior to the mass on Monday.
The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Lowell R. "Bob" Roberts Sr.
GWINN -- Lowell R. "Bob" Roberts, Sr., 83, of 67 N. Heric Drive, Gwinn, entered eternal life Thursday, August 17, 2000 at his home in the care and comfort of his family and UP Home Health and Hospice.
He was born June 2, 1917 in Gwinn, a son of the late Samuel and Annie (LeMieux) Roberts, and was raised in Princeton. On September 24, 1938 he married Betty L. Wallin in Gwinn and the couple set about establishing their home and raising a family. For a time he worked at logging and then during World War II he worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps camps. He was later employed in a variety of jobs from working in the mines, working for Lindberg Construction Company building roads, and then snowplowing at the former K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base. From 1962-1972 he and his wife established, owned, and operated the A & W Root Beer Stand in Gwinn. At the time, A & W was strictly a drive-in restaurant and the couple received special permission from the franchise to create an indoor restaurant, among the first of its kind in the nation. For many years, Bob and Betty provided root beer, free of charge, to the students on the last day of the schoolyear.
Beginning in 1965 the couple began wintering in Largo, Florida where they were active in the activities of Tampa's Masonic Lodge. For over 45 years Bob was a member of the Negaunee Masonic Lodge #202 Blue Lodge, and Ahmad Temple Scottish Rite Valley of Marquette. He was also a member of Tampa, Florida's Masonic Imperial Council while wintering in Florida.
Bob was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and driving heavy equipment. He also was known for the beautiful handcrafted tables and clocks he created out of cypress wood.
A devoted husband, father, grandfather, he is survived by: His wife of 62 years, Betty. 3 daughters: Beverly (Robert) Salvate of Victorville, CA; Judy (Dale) Krejcar of Perry, FL; and Linda (Wayne) Gerberding of Marquette. His grandchildren: Carl (Margaret) Aho, Robert Aho, John Salvate, Dale (Shannon) Krejcar, Kristina (Harvey) Bray, Sandra (Larry) Hendry, Dana, Michael, and David Gerberding.
Great-grandchildren: Beverly, Carl, Christopher, Lisa, Robert, William, Michelle, and Donald Aho; Brittany and Amberly Salvate; Dale Krejcar III; Ashley, Ricky, and Jeremy Schell; Kristy and Erica Davis; and Seth Gerberding. 2 sisters: Doris (Rex) Pearson of Gwinn and Beatrice Parker of Cudahy, WI. 3 brothers: Ed Roberts of St. Petersburg, FL; Paul "Gordon" (Gladys) Roberts of Hillman; and Russell Roberts of Houston, TX. Numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a son Lowell Roberts Jr. and brothers Donald, Samuel, William, and Clarence Roberts.
Friends may call at the Fassbender Funeral Home on Saturday from 6 to 8 pm. Masonic Services will be held at 6 pm Saturday evening in the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 20, at 2 pm in the First Baptist Church in Gwinn with Rev. Ronald Libey, pastor, officiating. Friends may also call at the church in Gwinn beginning at 1 pm Sunday until the time of service.
Inurnment will be made in the Forsyth Township Cemetery.
Escorts will be Bob's grandsons Carl William Aho Jr, Robert Allen Aho, Dale P. Krejcar Jr, great-nephew Kenneth Roberts and close friends Mike Wills, and Neil Armatti.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of UP Home Health and Hospice, especially Bob's special nurse Lydia Taylor, for the care and compassion they extended to Bob and his family during Bob's...

Mabel V. Duhame
REPUBLIC -- Mabel V. Duhame, age 84 of Box 82, Republic passed away Wednesday August 16, 2000 at the Mather Nursing Center in Ishpeming.
Mabel was born January 8, 1916 in Republic to the late Herman & Rosanna (LaBeau) Laabs and was a lifelong resident. She owned and operated Mae's Beauty Shop in Republic for 48 years.
Mabel was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church and it's Rosary/ Alter Society, the National Cosmetology Association, the Republic Golden Age Club and the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
She is survived by a daughter Rosemarie (David) Leece of Harvey; a son Dean (Pat) Duhame of Roseville, MI; a brother Clifford Laabs of Republic; a granddaughter Nancy Leece of Livonia; a grandson Gregory (Krystal) Leece of Southgate along with several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence "Stubby" Duhame in 1989.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 19, 2000 at the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Republic with Rev. Fr. Gilles Brault to officiate. Burial will be in the Republic Cemetery.
Friends may call at the St. Augustine Catholic Church from 10:00 AM until the time of services on Saturday.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed to the St. Augustine Catholic Church.
The Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mae J. Haataja
ISHPEMING -- Mae J. Haataja, age 88 of 313 E. North St., Ishpeming died Saturday August 12, 2000 at the Marquette Co. Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming.
Mae was born February 26, 1912 in Carey, WI to the late Joel & Johanna (Korpi) Koski. Mae grew up in Carey, WI prior to moving to this area. She was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church and was previously active with the Salvation Army.
Surviviors include a daughter Barbara Powers of National City, CA, a son William (Betty) Phillips of Ishpeming along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband John E. in 1973 along with a sister and 5 brothers.
A private memorial service was held Friday, August 18, 2000 at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home with the Rev.'s Lauri O. Maki & C. Bruce Ulstad officiating. Inurment was in the Negaunee Cemetery.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy memorials may be made to the Lake Superior Hospice.
The Bjork Zhulkie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robert L. Spitz
MARQUETTE -- Robert L. Spitz, 65, of 403 Lost Creek Drive, Marquette, died Wednesday afternoon at his home after a one year illness.
Mr. Spitz was born June 10, 1935 in Hancock to the late Chester and Gladys (Kellan) Spitz. He was a retired truck driver and later worked at the former K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in the auto hobby shop as well as for the Mining Journal.
Bob was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and enjoyed watching Red Wing hockey. He also enjoyed feeding the deer at Presque Isle.
Bob's life revolved around his children and his grandson, Eric. He enjoyed life and loved being with people of all ages and was a friend to all who met him.
He is survived by four children, Bob (Vicki) Spitz of St. Augustine, FL, Jim Spitz of Lansing, Jill Froberg of Marquette, and Peggy (Mike) Brace of Lake Odessa, MI; three grandchildren, Eric Froberg, Dylan and Angela Spitz; two step-grandchildren, Megan
and Cory; two sisters, Catherine Jacques of Milwaukee, WI and Teresa Meyers of Ontonagon, MI; one sister-in-law, Margaret Spitz of Milwaukee, WI; also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews and two people who were very special in Bob's life, Carol and Jim McGlynn. Preceding him in death besides his parents were two brothers, John and Lawrence Spitz.
Friends may call at the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Lawrence Gauthier officiating. Interment will take place in the Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jim Spitz, Eric Froberg, Mike Brace, Jim McGlynn, Bob Rabitaille, Paul Spitz and Frank Rosado.
The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Una "Dolly" St. Martin
MUNISING -- Una "Dolly" St. Martin, age 82, of St. Martin Hill, Munising died suddenly on Thursday, August 17, 2000 at 1:20 a.m. at Marquette General Hospital. She was born on June 13, 1918 in Forest Lake, AuTrain Township to the late Harmidas and Ena (Paquette) Chartier. Dolly was lifetime Alger County and a longtime Munising resident. She married William St. Martin on August 13, 1938. Bill preceded her in death on May 9, 1988. Dolly was a member of Sacred Heart Church, the Alger County Historical Society, and a lifetime member of the Alger County Yard and Garden Club, and she was active as a tutor in the Alger Area Literacy Council. She was a homemaker and an avid gardener.
She is survived by her son, Wayne and Patsi St. Martin of Munising and her daughter, Kathleen "Kitty" and George Lucier, Jr. of Munising. Also by six grandchildren, Brenda and Mark Lucier, Terry, Greg and Chad St. Martin, and Bobbi Sue Lamarand, 7 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Alice Ames of Christmas and Catherine Haynes of Kiva, and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Dolly was also preceded in death by a son David St. Martin on January 30, 1995, a grandson, Davey St. Martin in 1973, and two sisters, Margaret Cremer and Eldora Parvi.
Friends may call at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Friday evening after 5:00 p.m. A Parish Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. The funeral will be conducted by Fr. Dennis L. Borca on Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery.

Ann (Kratz) Ellsworth
NEW LONDON, WI -- Ann Ellsworth, 63, former Negaunee resident, entered eternal life Saturday, August 12, 2000, at the Greentree Health & Rehabilitation Center in Clintonville, WI following a lengthy illness.
Ann was born December 2, 1936 in Negaunee, a daughter of the late Joseph and Florence (Larsh) Kratz, and was a Negaunee resident for many years, residing for a time in Marquette. Throughout the years she resided in several places around the Upper Peninsula, moving to New London, WI ten years ago to live nearer her sister.
Ann loved to pitch horseshoes, bowl, shoot pool and play BINGO. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed telling jokes. She loved her family and friends and was nicknamed "Grandma Smurf" by her grandchildren.
Survivors include: Her Daughter, Nita (Don) Small of Big Bay, 5 Sons; Richard (Jody) Nault of Bear Creek, WI, Joseph Ellsworth of Escanaba, Leonard (Sally) Ellsworth and Bill Ellsworth both of Bruce Crossing, and Charles (Gina) Poole of Negaunee, Her Grandchildren; Crystal Nault, Melissa and Jessica Poole, Brian (Jessica) Small, Bridgett Small, Joseph (Jen) Ellsworth, Thomas, Alicia, Wayne, Mathew, Robert and Holly Ellsworth, Great- Grandchildren; Joseph Ellsworth III, Jenica Gehratt, and Hayley Small, 3 Sisters; Barbara Raisanen of Ishpeming, Rita (Glenn) Beckert of New London, WI, and Susan (Charles) Wing of Appleton, WI and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside inurnment services will be held on Sunday morning, August 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Negaunee Cemetery.
Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family.

Donald G. Jenkins, Sr.
NEGAUNEE -- Donald G. Jenkins Sr., age 79, 322 E. Lincoln St., Negaunee died at 9:35 AM on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000 at Bell Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for 4 days and after a 2 year illness.
Donald was born July 3, 1921 in Ishpeming to Albert & Edith (Trezona) Jenkins and was a life long area resident. He worked as a custodian for the Negaunee Public Schools for over 20 years retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Negaunee Eagles Club and was a Golden Eagle. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and camping with his family. He loved spending time with his daily companion, his dog Fluffy.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Alice M. (Lindstrom), 1 son, Donald (Sandy) Jenkins, Jr., Negaunee, 2 daughters; Joanne (Charles) Granroth, McMinnville, OR, Darlene (Jack) Korpi, Negaunee, 3 grandchildren; Pam (James) Meneguzzo, Atlanta, GA, Russi & Andrea Granroth, both of McMinnville, OR, 1 brother, Clifford 'Kippie' (Catherine) Jenkins, Ishpeming, 1 sister, Carmen Ecklid, Negaunee, several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Albert 'Pikie' Jenkins, 3 sisters; Gwen Allen, Mae Penrose, & Shirely Jenkins.
Funeral services will be held at 6:00 PM on Monday at the Koskey Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Harmon, pastor of Mitchell United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at Northland Chapel Gardens.
Visitation will be from 4-6 PM on Monday at the Koskey Funeral Home. The Negaunee Eagles will conduct a memorial service at 5:30 PM.


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