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|Lloyd W. Maddock
ISHPEMING -- Lloyd W. Maddock age 87 of 203 Birch St. Ishpeming died Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at the Mather Nursing Home where he has resided for 1 month.
Lloyd was born August 13, 1913 in Ishpeming to the late William & Clara (Steve) Maddock. He graduated from the Ishpeming High School, class of 1932. Lloyd served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked for the C.C.I. Mining Co. for 20 years, retiring as an electrician from the Ore Improvement Plant in 1976.
Lloyd was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Lutheran Brotherhood and the Negaunee American Legion, Post #136.
Lloyd is survived by his wife, of 43 years Alice (Stanaway) Maddock of Ishpeming, sister in law Nellie Maddock, a cousin, several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister Gladys Larson & 2 brothers Norman & Donald.
Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday, December 22, 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 on Friday from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service.
Pallbearers will be Bill, Charles, Norm & Jim Larson, Ronald Maddock, & Virgil Anderson.
Arrangements are being handled by the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home.
Robert Lee Mercer
ISHPEMING -- Robert Lee Mercer age 66 of 500 W. Division St. Ishpeming died, Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at Bell Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Robert was born May 6, 1934 in Hillsboro, OH to Ruby (Holt) and the late Wilbur Mercer. He worked as a lab technician for Celotex in L'Anse for many years retiring in 1995. He has lived in Ishpeming for the past 5 years.
Robert is survived by his mother, Ruby Puffpaff of Kimbell Twp, MI, 4 children; Trudy (John) Truelove of Chesapeake, VA, Karen (Mike) Lambrecht of Kimbell Twp, MI, Leonard (Jannet) Mercer of L'Anse, and James (Shelley) Mercer of Lakewood, CO, his intended spouse Clydene "Mickey" Rule of Ishpeming, 23 grandchildren, & 9 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 23, 2000 at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Ott officiating.
Friends may call at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home on Saturday
from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Ted A. Kaurala
L'ANSE -- Ted A. Kaurala, 85, passed away Monday, December 18, 2000 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Mr. Kaurala had been a patient there for several months. Mr. Kaurala was born in Tapiola, son of the late Henry and Serafia (Andun) Kaurala. He attended the Elo and Doelle Schools and was a lifetime resident of the Tapiola area. Ted worked as a lumberjack for various area loggers and the family farm.
Mr. Kaurala is survived by 2 sisters, Sigrid Gerzetich of Hancock and Vera Snell of Chrystal Falls. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. He was preceded by 6 sisters, Aune, Ania, Ruth, Bertha, Ingird, Viola; 2 brothers, Wilbert and Bruno.
A spring memorial service for Ted will be held at the Elo Cemetery with Pastor Earl Kaurala. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse, assisted the family with arrangements.
Gary Lee Kilburn
Gary was born the son of James C. & Bonnie J. (Beamer) Kilburn on December 26, 1946 in Flint, MI. Gary attended and graduated from Newberry High School in the class of 1965. Following graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy and was discharged in 1969. Gary owned and operated M-123 Auto Body for several years before working at several other shops throughout the area and the lower peninsula, Gary also lived in the Royal Oak area for a time before retiring to Newberry in 1993. Gary is preceded in death by his father in 1984. Gary was married to the former Karen (Burns) Sharon and the former Roxanne Sampsell.
Survivors include his mother Bonnie of Lakefield, 1 sister, Bonnie J. Kilburn of Lakefield, and 1 brother James R. Kilburn of Mesa, AZ, 2 sons: Gary Lee Jr. of Marquette, and James Edward of Lakefield, 1 daughter Stephanie Lynn also of Lakefield and 3 grandchildren.
At his request cremation was accorded. A Memorial Service will be held at the Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry on December 21, 2000 at 4:00 PM with Rev. Greg Carlson of the Curtis Baptist Church officiating. Friends may visit the family at Beaulieu Funeral Home from 2:00 PM until the time of service.
The family suggests memorials can be directed to the Luce County Teen
Center or the Luce County Animal Shelter in memory of Gary Lee Kilburn.
Helmi J. Tyynismaa
ISHPEMING -- Helmi J. Tyynismaa, age 91, of 435 Stoneville Rd. Ishpeming died Wednesday December 20, 2000 at the Mather Nursing Center in Ishpeming Twp.
Helmi was born September 18, 1909 in Marquette to the late John & Mary Aho. She was raised in Skandia and for the past 66 years has lived in Ishpeming. She was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church of Ishpeming.
Surviving are 2 daughters; Jean (Edward) Quayle of Ishpeming, Joyce (Ken) Binney of Clinton Twp., MI 5 grandchildren; Cheryl, Crystal & Andrew Binney, David (MaryAnn), & Greg (Linda) Quayle, 4 great grandchildren, 1 brother Uno Tyynismaa of Roseville, MI, along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by ther husband Fred & grandson Kurt along with 2 brothers & 2 sisters.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 1:00 PM at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Ishpeming with Rev. C. Bruce Ulstad & Rev. Lauri Maki to officiate. Burial will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Bethel Lutheran Church from 12:00 noon Saturday until the time of services.
The Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John H. 'Hank' Stolnack
NEGAUNEE -- John H. 'Hank' Stolnack, 78, 312 McKenzie Ave. Negaunee died at 6:00 AM on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000 at Bell Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Stolnack was born Jan. 30, 1922 in Negaunee to Otto & Celia (Maki) Stolnack, attended the Negaunee Schools and was a life long area resident. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corp, then worked for CCI for 36 years, retiring in 1978. He was a former member of the Negaunee Eagles Club & the Negaunee Rod & Gun Club. He loved sports and was an avid Detroit Tiger & Green Bay Packer fan. He enjoyed going to his Dead River camp for 47 years.
Surviving are 2 brothers; Charles Stolnack, Negaunee and James (Patricia Maki) Stolnack, Farmington Hills, 2 sisters; Ellen Nicholas and D. Sylvia Vercoe, both of Negaunee, several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother Albert in 1986, 3 sisters; Alma Syrjala in 1974, Bertha Anderson in 1997, and Ruth Nicholas in 1998.
Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday at the Koskey Funeral Home with Rev. D. Michael Carriere, pastor of Eastwood Apostolic Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in the Negaunee Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his nephews; Charles, John, & James Vercoe, Jack, Gary & Robert Nicholas.
Friends may call at the Koskey Funeral Home from 1:00 PM untli the time of services at 3:00 PM on Saturday.
Memorials may be directed to the American Lung Association in Hank's
Rudolph W. Schmaltz
BRAINERD, MN -- Mr. Rudolph W. Schmaltz, 69, Brainerd, died Wednesday, December 20, 2000, at his home.
He was born July 21, 1931 in Sioux Falls, SD to Herman O. & Beatrice B. (Brooks) Schmaltz. He was raised in the Hillman/ Pine Center area, prior to entering the U.S. Army. He served in Germany during the Korean Conflict. Upon his discharge, he lived in Michigan and worked for E.J. Longyear Drilling for many years. He was married to Ruth Britton from 1956<\!-> 1981. He moved to Brainerd in 1982. He enjoyed reading, gardening, woodworking, fishing, cooking and baking.
Survivors include two daughters: Marcia & Louise Giotto, Negaunee, MI and Laurie & Timothy McGee, Marquette, MI; a son, Tracy & Amy Schmaltz, Chassel, MI; eight grandchildren: Kirk, Ryan, Cara, Samatha, Emily, Caitlin, Dylan, and Michael; two brothers: Rodney & Patsy Schmaltz, Brainerd, and Russell Schmaltz, Blaine, MN; three sisters: Hazel & Cyril Holmes, Brainerd, Betty & Jim McGraw, Scandia, MN, and Lola Hepburn, Pine City, MN.
His parents and brother, Robert Schmaltz, died earlier.
Services will be 1:30 PM Friday, December 22, 2000 at Halvorson- Johnson Funeral Home, Brainerd, with Pastor Dan Clites officiating. Friends may call one hour before services.
Interment will be in Dykeman Cemetery, rural Brainerd.
Arrangements are with Halvorson- Johnson Funeral Home, Brainerd.
Helen M. Limback
She was born on August 16, 1927 in Colorado a daughter of the late Joseph & Rose (Smuk) Strauss. She attended the Sacred Heart School in Calumet. She was employed at the Parkside Restaurant & Bakery in Calumet and later worked for Calumet Electronics for 16 years until she retired.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, 2 brothers: Joseph Strauss & Edward Strauss.
Surviving are: 1 Son: John (Patricia) Limback of Marquette, 3 Daughters: Carol (Robert) Carlson of Calumet, Gloria (James) White of Niagara, Wisconsin, Nancy (Dan) Cote of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 9 Grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 1 brother: Bernie (Charlotta) Strauss of Tucson, Arizona, 5 Sister: Dorothy Carlson of Duluth, Minnesota, Mary (Dale) Haagensen of McGregor, Minnesota, Marilyn (Roger) Kalland of Duluth, Minnesota, Carol (Dave) Hughes of Duluth, Minnesota, 1 Sister-in-law: Evelyn Strauss of Duluth, Minnesota. Numerous nieces, nephews & cousins.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday December 27, 2000 at 3:00 PM in the Sacred Heart Church in Calumet with Fr. Marian Douglas to officiate. Spring Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery in Calumet. At the request of Helen there will be no public visitation.
The Erickson-Crowley Funeral Home in Calumet is in charge of arrangements.
MARQUETTE -- Myles F. "Mac" McCombie, 78, of 535 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette, died at his home Thursday evening following a lengthy illness.
Mr. McCombie was born August 21, 1922 in Marvel, Minnesota to the late Raymond and Helen (Tousignant) McCombie. He served time with the U.S. Army before becoming married on December 19, 1942 to the former Lois L. Woodin in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Mr. McCombie owned and operated Mac's Pine Street Service in Marquette for approximately 20 years. He was a member of St. Peter Cathedral. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Lois of Marquette; one daughter, Nancy (James) Feliciano of Marquette; a daughter-in-law, Adrienne McCombie of Marquette; four grandchildren, James (Suzy) Feliciano, George Feliciano, Jodi (Pat) Moncalieri and Adrienne McCombie; nine great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Chuckie (Gale) Lawrence of Marquette and a brother-in-law, Leo Kulhanek of Romulus; also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death besides his parents was a son, George P. McCombie on June 14, 2000; one grandson, George P. McCombie II on May 1, 1992; also two brothers and two sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 27 at 10 a.m. in St. Peter Cathedral with the Rev. James Roetzer officiating. Inurnment will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery. Mac's family will greet relatives and friends immediately following the funeral mass in the St. Peter Cathedral parish hall.
The Canale- Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Norma M. Hakala
SHEBOYGAN, WI -- Norma M. Hakala, 64, of N7272 Clover Lane, Sheboygan, passed away at her residence on Saturday, December 16, 2000 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born December 5, 1936 in Negaunee, MI, a daughter of the late Hjalmer and Martha (Herrela) Orquist. Norma was a graduate of Painesdale High School, class of 1955.
Howard W. Hakala and Norma M. Orquist were united in marriage on June 4, 1960 in Painesdale, Michigan. She had been employed by the Michigan Bell Telephone Company in Houghton, MI. Norma and Howard moved to Sheboygan in 1968. She was a member of St. Pauls Evangelical Church in Howards Grove.
Survivors include her husband, Howard; a son, Randall (Debra) of Clintonville, WI; two daughters, Lynn (Scott) Piscitello of Abilene, TX and Lori Hakala (special friend Jeff Diefenthaler) of Newton, WI; her Mother, Martha Orquist of South Range, MI; five grandchildren, Bradley Schuelke, Joshua and Justin Hakala, Lauren and Lindsey Piscitello. She is further survived by two sisters, Joyce (Leonard) Reed and Nancy Orquist, both of Green Bay.
A service of Remembrance was held on Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church, N7311 State Highway 32, Howards Grove. Reverend Kristian Taves, pastor, officiated.
A memorial fund has been established in the name of Norma M. Hakala.
The Zimmer Funeral Home of Howards Grove assisted the family.
Robert C. Gentz
MUNCIE, IN -- Robert C. Gentz of 2125 W. Princeton Ave., Muncie, IN 47303, a former Marquette resident passed away at his home on 12<\!->21<\!->00. He was born in Marquette on 12-12-24 and was raised in Skandia.
Funeral services for Robert will be in Muncie, Indiana.
Effie Marie Kiva
She was born on September 25, 1911 in Marquette to Helmer and Adelfina (Kunttila) Koskela and lived In this area all her life. Prior to retiring she owned and operated the House of Fabrics and the Drapery Center in Marquette for 15 years. She was a member of St Mark's Lutheran Church.
Effie is survived by a son John Martin Kiva of Marquette, nieces, Virginia Cummings of Charlevoix, Mary Ellen Searcy of Arizona and Elizabeth Morrissey of Gwinn and numerous other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Ellen Hamlin, Edna Mineau and Virginia McMeekan.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 27, 2000 in St. Mark's Lutheran Church with Rev. Jon Magnuson officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church beginning at 11:00 AM on Wednesday. The Swanson- Lundquist Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Florence Marie Korpi
BESSEMER -- Florence Marie Korpi, 82, a lifelong resident of Bessemer, passed away friday afternoon, Dec. 22, 2000 at the Mather Nursing Center, in Ishpeming.
She was born March 28, 1918, daughter of the late Victor and Ida (Anderson) Jacobson.
On April 13, 1940, Florence was united in marriage with Arthur Hendrick Korpi in Bessemer.
She was a very active member of Sharon Lutheran Church in Bessemer where she served on numerous committees including Social Ministry, World Relief Project and Lutheren Church Women. She also was a member of the Harding Club.
Florence loved quilting and crocheting. She enjoyed being at camp along with hunting and fishing. Florence was also an avid bowler and belonged to a league.
She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt, who always had time for her family and friends.
Surviving are her three children, Glenn (Donna) Terriweather, Vicki (Jeffrey) Tews, Ishpeming; Lois (Donald) Martin, Phoenix, AZ; seven grandchildren, Carole (Ed) Tuckey, Williamston, MI, Norman Korpi, Los Angeles, CA, Gail (Eric) Raderer, Louisville, KY, Bradley (Stacey) Bossert, Tricia (Scott) Mann, all of Ishpeming, Phillip Martin, Milwaukee, WI, and Loanne (Gregory) Specht, Houghton Lake, MI; seven great-grandchildren, Eric, Kane, Joshua, Jacob and Brooke Bossert, Hayden Mann, Gregory, and Michael Specht; two brothers, Melvin and Donald Jacobson, both of Bessemer; three sisters, Jennie Scott, Scottsdale, AZ, Esther Johnson, Hurley, and Jean Maki, Bessemer; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins, and a host of friends.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, on May 16, 1974; five brothers, Ely, Gunnard, Clarence, Floyd and Clifford Jacobson; and two sisters, Edith Jacobson and Agnes Erickson.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 2:00 P.M. at Sharon Lutheran Church in Bessemer, with the Rev. Lauri Maki officiating.
The family will receive relatives and friends at the church Wednesday from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the service.
Spring interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Bessemer.
A luncheon will be served at the church immediatelv following the service.
The Frick - Zielinski Funeral Home in Bessemer is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Annabelle Hoppe Moore
Florence L. Dale
MUNISING -- Florence L. DaIe, 61 of 217 E. Onota Street, Munising, died Saturday, December 23, 200O, at 11:27 P.M. following a lengthy illness. She was born the daughter of Arthur and Katherine (Twork) Dale, October 17, 1939 in Munising, she was a lifetime resident of Munising.
Florence was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, she graduated from Sacred Heart School, and Wm. G. Mather High School in 1957. She worked at the LeFemme Dress Shop in Munising with her sisters, retiring in 1990 due to ill health. Florenceabsolutely loved to watch sports, and enjoyed walking and bowling.
Florence is survived by sisters, Gerry Dale, Virginia (Sam) Macurio, Dorothy (Charlie) Vartti, and Carol Gatiss all of Munising, and Delores (Mel) Parker of Marquette, and brothers; Bill (Pat) Dale, and Jim (Sandy) Dale of Munising, a brotherin-law Bob Belmore of Twin Lakes, also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.
Besides her parents, Florence was preceded in death by a sister Katherine Belmore, nephew, Eero Niemi, and a niece Larissa Vartti.
Brian and Dean Parker, John and Billy Gatiss, Gary Niemi and Norm Johnson will escort Florence. Services will be conducted from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 10:00 A.M., Father Curtis Thomas officiating, and Deacon James Anderson, Homilist. Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Munising.
Friends may gather at Sacred Heart Church Wednesday, December 27, 2000
for the Funeral Service, and immediately following the service join the
family in fellowship and support in the LaMonthe Hall at Sacred Heart.
Gladys E. Schultz
NEWBERRY -- Gladys E. Schultz, 75, of Newberry, died Saturday, December 23, 2000 at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette.
Born June 20, 1925 in Pequaming, daughter of th late Carl & Tilda (Anderson) Soli, Mrs. Schultz had been a resident of Newberry since 1946. A devoted housewife and homemaker, Gladys was an active member of the Luce County Ambulance Corp. for 25 years and served on the board. She also was employed part-time at the Newberry Florist during the holiday season. Gladys was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Newberry and also was a member of quilter's club through the church. She also volunteered her time with the H.O.S.T.S. program at Tahquamenon Area Schools. Her hobbies included craftwork of all types, bird watching and also spending time with her family.
Besides her parents, Gladys is preceded in death by one sister and five brothers. Survivors include her husband, Fred, of Newberry whom she married February 13, 1944 in Milwaukee, WI; daughters Judy (Jack) Panula of Newberry, Joanne (Richard) Haley of Newberry and Diane (Robert) Luisier of Daggett; sons Ronald (Gail) of Traverse City, Arthur and Allan both of Newberry, 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday December 26, 2000 at 7:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Newberry with Pastor Kenneth Johnson officiating. Interment will take place at Forest Home Cemetery in Newberry. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday December 26th from 3:00 pm until time of services.
Those who wish may contribute to the Tahquamenon Education Foundation for a community service scholarship in memory of Gladys E. Schultz.
Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family with arrangements.
Leslie W. Lehtinen
MIDWAY LOCATION -- Leslie W. Lehtinen, 80, Rt. 1 Box 414 C, Midway Location in Richmond Township died at 2:30 PM on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000 at the Emergency Room of Bell Memorial Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home.
Mr. Lehtinen was born May 14, 1920 in Ishpeming to William & Lydia (Kohtanen) Lehtinen and was a lifelong resident of Midway Location. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII having served in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations. He worked as a truck driver for CCI, retiring from the Tilden Mine in 1983 with 30 years of service with the company.
Leslie was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Suomi Location. He also was a member of the Gwinn V.F.W. and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed hunting.
Surviving are his wife, Anita M. (Kestila), 1 son, Alan L. Lehtinen, Midway Loc., 1 daughter, Judith (Wayne) Charbonneau, Ishpeming, 1 brother, Ronald Lehtinen, Marquette, 1 sister, Elsa 'Elsie' Maurer, Midway Loc., 3 grandchildren, Amy Lynn, Tracee Ann, & Jason Paul Charbonneau, several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, Helen Hocking, Ruth Filizetti & Violet Snyder.
Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Suomi Location with Rev. George R. Kaiser officiating. Burial will be in the Gwinn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brian Kestila, Bryan Filizetti, William Snyder, Gary Rasanen, Ted Brody, & Michael McCann.
Friends may call at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church from 5:00 PM until the time of services at 7:00 PM on Wednesday.
The arrangements are being handled by the Koskey Funeral Home.
Marie E. Kahkonen
L'ANSE -- Marie E. Kahkonen, 82, former Baraga County Treasurer, died December 23, 2000, under the care of the U.P. Nursing Hospice at Norlite Nursing Home in Marquette. She had been a resident there for one year. Marie was born in Houghton, February 25, 1918 to the late Joseph and Rose (Velmer) Brunet. She attended the Pequaming and L'Anse Schools and was a lifetime L'Anse area resident. In February 1939, she married Waino Kahkonen. He preceded her in death. Marie was well known in the community and served as deputy Baraga County Treasurer from 1963 until 1965 when she was appointed as Baraba County treasurer. She retained that post until her retirement in 1987. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, American Legion Auxilary, and the Eagles Aerie Lodge #2287 Auxilary, in L'Anse. She had also been active in the Democratic Party. Among her many interests were sewing and camping, but her primary joy came from spending time with her family.
Mrs. Kahkonen is survived by five children, Lawrence (Sally) Kahkonen of L'Anse, Kathleen (Patrick) Daust of Marquette, Barbara (Anthony) Boyer of Manistique, Dorothy Hust of Marquette, and Karl Kahkonen of Skanee. She is also survived by a brother Donald (Ethel) Brunet of L'Anse, 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. In addition, several nieces and nephews and sister-in-law Franie Brunet also survive. She was preceded in death by her sister Lorraine Stiglich and brothers Raymond (Pierre) Brunet and Clyde (Abe) Brunet.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday,
December 27 from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in L'Anse. Father Greg
Heikkala will be the Celebrant and interment will take place in the Evergreen
Cemetery. Her grandsons will honor her as casket bearers. Friends may call
at the Church from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11:00. Funeral service
arrangements were entrusted to the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse.
Mary E. "Mame" Christensen
NAUBINWAY -- Mary E. "Mame" Christensen, 89, of Naubinway, entered eternal life Monday morning, December 25, 2000, at the Norlite Nursing Center following a lengthy illness. She had resided at Norlite since December 1. Arrangements will be announced by the Fassbender Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to UP Home Health and Hospice, 1414 W. Fair Ave., Marquette, MI 49855 or the Activity Fund of the Norlite Nursing Center, 701 Homestead, Marquette, MI 49855.
Gordon Ernest Peltier
Mr. Peltier was born December 13, 1923 at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the only child of the late George E. and I. Margaret (Lane) Peltier. He was a graduate of Sault Ste. Marie High School and later attended Northern Michigan University.
Following graduation from High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served for six years. As Chief Petty Officer on LST 538, he took part in the D-Day Invasion of Normandy on Omaha Beach, and subsequent operations on Utah Beach.
On December 27, 1945, Gordon married the former Frances Joyce Splan at Sault Ste. Marie and they began to make a home together. They would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary today.
Gordon was previously employed as a manager at Public Service Garage, a partner in Marquette Imports and as an instructor at NMU's Skill Center until 1967. From 1967 through 1981, he worked as an instructor at Montcalm Community College, retiring in 1981 as Comptroller of the college.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Marquette, one of the first members of the Marquette Junior Hockey Corporation and previously served on the board of directors of United Memorial Hospital in Greenville, Michigan.
Gordon's hobbies included camping, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed teaching those skills as well as a love and respect for the outdoors to his children, nieces and nephews. He also enjoyed woodworking and wood carving, teaching a wood carving class for many years in Florida. He was a lover of music and for several years served as the master of ceremonies of a dulcimer group in Florida.
Survivors include his loving wife, F. Joyce of Bradenton, Florida; two children, Sandra J. (Richard) Caden of Marquette and David G. (Connie) Peltier of Albion; three grandchildren, Timothy A. Caden, Corinne E. Peltier and Nicholas D. Peltier. Preceding him in death besides his parents was an infant son, Robert W. Peltier.
A memorial service will take place in the spring in Marquette with inurnment to follow in the Marks Memorial Section of Park Cemetery.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Hospice of Southwest Florida, 433 8th Ave. W., Palmetto, FL 34221 or the World War II Memorial Fund, American Battle Monuments Commission, ATTN: GR048, P.O. Box 96074, Washington, DC 20090-6074.
Notes and cards of sympathy may be directed to Mrs. Joyce Peltier, 5100-60th Street East, Lot M-11, Bradenton, Florida 34203.
The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home of Marquette is assisting the family.
Hugh Charles "Skip" Mehlenbacher
GRAND MARAIS -- Hugh Charles "Skip" Mehlenbacher, 75, of Grand Marais, died Monday, December 25, 2000 at North Woods Assisted Iiving in Escanaba after a short illness.
Mr. Mehlenbacher was born March 3, 1925 in Detroit to the late George Charles and lrene Florence (Jenkins) Mehlenbacher. In 1955, Skip began a career with Uniroyal as an electrical engineer, retiring after 20 years of service with them.
He was an avid Ham radio operator, a member of SETI, a steam train buff, and enjoyed working with computers. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He and his late wife, Jean, enjoyed participating in community activities during the time they lived in Grand Marais.
Survivors include three children, Kathryn (Robert) Claycomb of Porterfield, WI, Steven Mehlenbacher of Troy and Russell (Linda) Mehlenbacher of Rochester; also four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death besides his parents was his wife, Jean L. Mehlenbacher on September 17, 1997; also one brother, Bruce Mallan in July of 2000.
Memorial services will be held in the spring in Grand Marais and in several weeks in Birmingham, Michigan.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the JEAN Fund c/o Alger Regional Community Foundation, P.0. Box 39, Munising, Ml 49862-0039 or the Defibrillator Fund c/o Burt Township Ambulance, P.O. Rox 1157 Grand Marais, 49839 or WNMU Public Radio, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Ml 49855.
The family would like to express thanks to the residents and staff of North Woods Assisted Living for their friendship, love and caring over the past several years.
The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home of Marquette is assisting the family.
John G. Morrison
CLINTON, PENNSYLVANIA-- John G. Morrison 76 of Gwinn, MI, formerly of Clinton died Christmas Eve. Dec. 24, 2000 in Ashland, Oregon. Born April 8, 1924 in Sparta, Il. he was a son of the late Donald & Margaret Gracie Morrison. Raised in the St. Louis area, he attended University City High School and Washington University before volunteering for service in the Army Air Corps in 1944 where he served with distinction in the China-Burma-India theater as one of the legendary "Hump Pilots". Recalled during the Korean War, he served 25 years in the USAF's Strategic Air Command (SAC). Stationed at K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI. in the early 60's he served as an aircraft commander on a B-52 during the Cuban Missle Crisis. He retired from the service in 1968 with the rank of Lt. Col.. Later as a corporate pilot for Rockwell International he witnessed most of the Apollo moon launches. Retiring from corporate aviation in 1983 he settled in Michigan's upper peninsula near Gwinn, where he enjoyed skeet shooting, hunting and bridge club. He was preceded in death by his first wife Annabelle Gordon in 1980 and his second wife Betty Foster in 1998. He is survived by a sister, Irene Kennah of St. Louis MO., 4 sons, John of Dallas, Tex., Donald of Ashland, OR., Stephen of Kenosha, WI., and David of Pittsburg, PA., also 8 grandchildren survive.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 P.M. in the Moody Funeral
Home Rte #30 Clinton, PA. The Rev. Patty Giles of the Hebron Presbyterian
Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Hopewell- Hebron Cemetery,
Clinton, PA. Memorial if desired can be made to the American Lung Association.
ASKEL -- Kaarlo Keranen, age 77, of Askel, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2000 at his home.
the funeral service will be held on Friday, December 29 at 11:00 a.m. at the Jacobson Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. rev. Michael Laakko will officiate. Burial will be in the Askel Cemetery in the spring.
The Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse is in charge of arrangements.
Mary E. "Mame" Christensen
NAUBINWAY -- Mary E. "Mame" Christensen, 89, of Naubinway, entered eternal life Monday morning, December 25, 2000, at the Norlite Nursing Center following a lengthy illness. She had resided at Norlite since December 8. She was born November 8, 1911 in Naubinway, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Christina (Vincent) Christensen, and was raised in Naubinway. Her family had been engaged in commercial fishing in the Naubinway area for many years, and Mame remained in Naubinway when her parents moved to Marquette and the family settled on South Lake Street in the 1930's. Throughout the years, Mame worked as a cook at a variety of places, including the hotel in Naubinway and for the Naubinway-Engadine Senior Citizens. She resided in Marquette during the winters, returning to Naubinway in the summers. Mame enjoyed being a homemaker, cooking, berry picking, gardening, and was an avid Detroit Tiger Baseball fan. She was very devoted to her family, being the oldest of twelve children, she often cared for her younger siblings and always was interested and involved in the lives of her many nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Naubinway. Survivors include: her sister, Lorraine Baker of Naubinway; a brother, Albert Christensen of Marquette; her sisters-in-law, Ruth Christensen, Blanche Christensen, Elsie Christensen, and Clara Christensen all of Marquette, and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents, Mame was preceded in death by two sisters, Lenore Christensen and Treasa Lancour; and seven brothers, Patrick, Arthur, Carl, John, Julius, Henry, and Lawrence "Red" Christensen; and two brothers-in-law, Forrest Baker and Ernest Lancour. Friends may call at St. Christopher Catholic Church on Fri
day, December 29 beginning at 1:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2:30 pm Friday afternoon in the church with Rev. Lawrence Gauthier as celebrant. Mame's grand-nephews will serve as her escorts. Spring burial will be made in the Naubinway Cemetery, next to her infant sister and brothers, as Mame had requested. In lieu of flowers' memorials may be directed to UP Home Health and Hospice, 1414 W. Fair Ave., Marquette, MI 49855 or the Activity Fund of the Norlite Nursing Center, 701 Homestead, Marquette, MI 49855. The Fassbender Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
His funeral service will be held on Friday, December 29, 2000, at 3:00 P.M. at Mission United Lutheran Church. Rev. Michael Laakko will officiate. The visitation will be one hour prior to the service. The VFW will conduct a military service at 2:30 P.M.
Burial will be in the Pelkie Cemetery in the spring.
The Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse is assisting the family with the
NEWBERRY -- Thelma Wood, 88, a long time resident of Newberry, died Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at the Luce County Annex, where she had been a patient for the last 1 1/2 years.
Thelma was born in Gaylord on January 25, 1912 a daughtor of Mac & Dora (Goslow) Clark, She moved to Newberry in 1940. Thelma married Lawrence J. Wood who preceded her in death on September 19, 1991. She is also preceded in death by 2 daughters; Janice Ottenhoff and Alberta Saylors, and 3 brothers Ivan, A.I. and Russell Clark. Thelma enjoyed playing cards and bingo, but most aspecially she enjoyod ice cream!
Survivors include 1 son: Lawrence "Larry'' (Dawn) Wood, Marquette, 4 daughters: Charlotta (Bill) Funnell, Mt. Pleaseant, Patricia Armelegos, Allen Park, MI, Margaret (Dave) Bredekamp, Conway, S. C., and Shirley (Dick} Palmer of Midland. She has numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is 1 sister Bertha Martell of Newberry.
Friends may call at Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry on Friday, December 29th from 5-7 P.M.. Funeral services will be held at Beaulieu Funeral Home on Friday at 7 P.M. with Pastor Kenneth Johnson of Trinity Lutheran Church in Newberry officiating, Interment will be at Forest Home cemetery.
Carl Y. Pellinen
Catherine (Katie) Goin
MUNISING -- Catherine (Katie) Goin, age 85, of 815 W. Munising Avenue, died Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 12:30 P.M. at Superior Health Haven in Munising, she died following a lengthy illness. She was born in Durdenovac, Yugoslavia, a daughter of Paul and Rose (Gergi) Brant. Katie lived in Munising the past 20 years, formerly of Shingleton, and Trenary where she was raised after coming to the U.S. when she was eleven.
Katie was a homemaker, marrying Robert Goin November 19, 1930, he preceded her in death July 6, 1988.
She is survived by a daughter Violet "Babe" Stimac of Shingleton, a son Robert (Florence) Goin of Negaunee. Brothers, Frank Brant of Apache Junction, AZ, and Charles (Mary) Brant of Taylor, MI, a sister Mary (Andy) Adkins of New Port, MI. Grandchildren; Charles and Paul Stimac, Ruth Haglund, and Beth Hanninen- Great grandchildren; Amber and Katie Haglund, and Kalin Hanninen. Besides her parents and husband, a brother Joe Brant preceded Katie in death.
Services for Katie will be Saturday, December 30, 2000 at Noon from
the Bowerman Funeral Chapel, Munising. Pastors, Kurt and Mary Beth Kovanen
will officiate. Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Munising.
Friends may call at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Saturday, December 30,
2000 from 10:00 A.M. until Noon the time of service.
Gertrude Jean Olivier
MARQUETTE -- Jean Olivier, 83, of 434 W. Ridge Street, Marquette, died Wednesday afternoon at the Norlite Nursing Center.
Mrs. Olivier was born November 1, 1917, in Marquette, a daughter of the late Martin & Gertude (Foard) Flanigan and had been a lifelong Marquette resident. Jean was a 1935 graduate of Bishop Baraga High School and then worked for the former Kalamazoo Stove Company from 1935 until 1940. On September 17, 1938 she married Thomas Olivier. She was a member of St. Peter Cathedral.
Surviviors include her husband, Thomas W. Olivier of Marquette; children, Joseph P. (Margaret) Olivier of Marquette, Sueanne (Michael) Handrahan of Mineral Wells, WV, Mary Elizabeth (Bart) Spratto of Marquette, Martin T. (Dale) Olivier of Marquette and Russell H. (Pam) Olivier of Charleston, SC; sisters-in-law, Mabel Flanigan of Tucson, AZ, Shirley Flanigan of Florida and Janice Oxenford of Marquette; also 14 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, 1 sister, and a great granddaughter, Lucey Dale Olivier.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 2 p.m. in St. Peter Cathedral with the Rev. Msgr. Louis C. Cappo officiating. Inurnment will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jason, Michael, Gary Olivier, Glenn, Jim and Joe Handrahan and Dan Spratto.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are kindly asked to consider the Norlite Nursing Center Activity Fund, 701 Homestead, Marquette, MI 49855.
The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Stacey (Gibson) Ray
GREENVILLE, TN -- Stacey (Gibson) Ray, 33, of Greenville, TN died as a result of a car accident on December 25, 2000.
Stacey was born December 28, 1967 in Marquette, MI, to Linda & John Gibson. She was raised in Gwinn and attended the Gwinn Schools. Stacey moved from the area in 1984.
Stacey was loved by all and will be greatly missed by her friends and family.
She is survived by her son Robert, daughter Cheyenne, brothers; John (Tanya) Gibson of East Jordan, MI, Charlie Gibson of Greenville, TN and Rick Gibson of Gwinn, a sister, Lori (Ken) Kopsi of Menominee, MI, father, John Gibson of East Jordan, MI, maternal grandmother, Lucinda Hodgkins of Charlevoix and aunts, uncles, neices and nephews.
Stacey was preceded in death by her mother Linda and step-father Richard Ketola in August 1982.
Services were held in Greenville, TN on December 28, 2000. Gwinn services
to be announced in the spring.
Janet E. (Coppens) McCurdy
LEBANON, OHIO -- Janet E. (Coppens) McCurdy, 58, passed away on December 21, 2000 in Lebanon, Ohio from chronic lung disease.
Janet was born February 19, 1942 in Marquette, MI. She graduated from Graveraet High School in 1960 and later moved to California where she worked and raised her family. She moved to Lebanon, Ohio in 1988.
Janet is survived by her daughter Kathy Marshall and son Mark McCurdy, both of Lebanon; son Brian McCain of Porterville, CA; father William H. Coppens of Marquette; sister Carole Novak of Auburn, WA; brothers Robert Coppens of Laguna Beach, CA and William Coppens of Milwaukee, WI; grandchildren Larina, Michael and Destiny. She was preceded in death by her mother Alice Coppens and brother John Coppens.
A memorial Service will be held in Lebanon on January 6, 2001.
Alice M. Swenor
Delore M. LeChance
GLADSTONE -- Delore M. LaChance, 87, of 217 Dakota Ave. passed away Friday at his home in Gladstone. He was born June 7, 1913 in Perkins, MI. and was the son of Joseph and Victorine (LeBreshe) LaChance. He married the former Bertha Hironen on May 21, 1939 in Negaunee, MI. and she preceded him in death on May 27, 1994. During W.W. II, he worked in the ship yards and following the war he held many different jobs in the construction field. In the early 1960's he was owner of Del's Construction Company in Saginaw, MI. until 1962. He then moved to the Chicago area to work construction. In 1965 he moved back to Gladstone and he and his wife owned and operated the Hi-Way Tavern until their retirement. He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, and joined in all church functions, a member of the Moose Lodge, St. Vincent DePaul and the Historical Society in Palmer, MI. He was very active in the community, enjoyed parades, sports, playing cribbage and made home made carpets on his loom. He enjoyed people and loved life. He was a wonderful role model for his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Delore M. LaChance is survived by: One Son; Paul (Joyce) LaChance of Las Vegas, NV., Three Daughters; Doris "Betty" Jerry Zaborowski of Gwinn, MI., Beverly (Bob) Palade of Zurich, Ill., Berniece (Skip) Fryczynski of Gladstone, 9 grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren, Three Brothers; Joseph (Eleanor) LaChance of Little Lake, MI., Wilfred (Vivian) LaChance of Yuma, AZ., Zeph (Marlene) LaChance of Saginaw, MI., Four Sisters; Emma (Charles) Delmont of Little Lake, MI., Delphine Tucker of Tacoma, Washington, Elaine (Steve) Oman of Gladstone, Delores "DeeDee" (Friend-Jim) Rife of Green Bay, WI., and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by three brothers; Albert, Elmer and David LaChance and three sisters; Bertha and Helen LaChance and Marie Westman.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Anderson
Funeral home in Gladstone. Memorial funeral services for Delore M. LaChance
will be held at 6:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with
Father Arnold Grambon officiating. A lunch will be served at All Saints
Catholic Church following the funeral service. Burial will take place in
the Bakkala Cemetery in Gwinn, MI. this summer. Memorials can be directed
to Marquette Hospice. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home.
Marie E. (Sharples) Caliguri
REPUBLIC - Marie E. (Sharples) Caliguri, age 66 of Rt. 1 Box 7B, Republic entered eternal life on Saturday December 3O, 2000 at the Marquette General Hospital, following a lengthy illness.
Marie was born May 6, 1934 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Rose (Kirkpatrick) and the late Henry F. Sharples. She was a graduate of the Sault Ste. Marie Area High School, Class of 1953. She moved to Republic, MI in 1961 where she had resided since. Marie was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church, and a former member of the Ladies auxiliary at the church.
She loved nature, including gardening, hunting, fishing and camping. Marie also enjoyed crocheting. She was a previous member of the Republic- Michigamme School Board, where she had served as President, and had done volunteer work at the St. Vincent DePaul Store in Republic.
Survivors include 2 sons - Kevin (Teresa) Caliguri of Hesperia, MI., and James (Susie) Caliguri of Merced, CA; 2 daughters - Kim (Ike) Isaacson of Republic and Jamie Caliguri and her special friend Howard Wood of Ishpeming; Her Mother Rose Hardish of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; 3 sisters - Virginia (Gerald) LaJoice of Marquette, Jean Bye of Sault Ste. Marie, MI and her twin sister Marilyn (Fred) Amarose of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; 8 grandchildren - Michael, Alex, Nicole and Justin Caliguri, Tina and Ryan Isaacson, & Cortney & Shana Caliguri; 2 step-grandchildren - Rafael & Alecia Renteria; and was loved by her numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces & great nephews. She was preceded in death by her ex-husband James L. Caliguri in 1993.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 P.M. on Monday January 1, 2001 at the St. Augustine Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Jim Roetzer to officiate. Inurnment will be in the Republic Cemetery.
Friends may call at St. Augustine Catholic Church from 12:00 noon until the time of services on Monday.
The Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.