Ralph D. Cain
SACRAMENTO, CA --Ralph D. Cain, age 80, of Sacramento, formerly of Ishpeming, passed away at home August 31, 2001.
Ralph was born October 6, 1921 to the late James R. Cain and Flora May (Eddy). He graduated from Ishpeming High School, served in the Navy for six years, and was a veteran of WWII. He was a machine instructor at Soleded Prison, retiring in 1982.
He was preceded in death by his wife Iris of 54 years; one sister, Gertrude Johnson; and one brother, Matthew Cain.
Ralph is survived by five children; twelve grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Edith Flannery, Grace Darling, and Flora Smallwood; and one brother, Clayton Cain.
Services were celebrated on September 8 at Life Funeral Home in Sacramento, CA.
Robert "Robbie" J. Strenberg
GWINN -- Robert "Robbie" J. Strenberg, age 86 of 23 E. Sands St., Gwinn passed away Thursday, October 11, 2001 at the U.P. Home Health & Hospice's inpatient unit located at Bell Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2001 at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Olson officiating. Friends may call the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home on Saturday from 10:00a.m. until the time of service. Following the service a luncheon will be held at the Country Kitchen.
Catherine M. "Katie" Ennis
NEWBERRY -- Catherine M. "Katie" Ennis, 81, of Newberry, died Tuesday morning, October 16, 2001 at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette following a brief illness.
Born April 4, 1920 in Baraga, daughter of the late Francis "Frank" & Hattie (Davenport) Ennis, Katie moved to Newberry at an early age, was a 1938 graduate of Newberry High School and attended the Cleary Business College in Grand Rapids. Katie was employed at the former Newberry Regional Mental Health Center in Newberry as an executive secretary for several years until her retirement in 1985. Katie was a member of St. Gregory's Catholic Church, enjoyed bowling and was an avid card player.
Besides her parents, Katie is preceded in death by her brothers Spencer "Mike", Joseph "Pat" and infant brother Thomas G.; also sister Mary F. Monroe. Survivors include her brother Frank R. Ennis of Newberry; several nieces and nephews, great- nieces and great- nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 19, 2001 at 12:00 noon at St. Gregory's Catholic Church in Newberry with Fr. Paul Karrottekunnel officiating with Rite of Committal following at Forest Home Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday, October 19th from 11:00 am until time of services.
Those who wish may contribute to St. Gregory's Catholic Church in memory of Catherine "Katie" Ennis.
Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.
Daniel P. Cazzanigi
EAST WENATCHEE, WA -- Daniel P. Cazzanigi, 58, of East Wenatchee, Washington, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2001, in Central Washington Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born on November 21, 1942 to Peter and Mildred (Masse) Cazzanigi at Marquette, Michigan. He was raised and educated in Gwinn, Michigan.
Following his schooling he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was later honorably discharged after his tour of duty. He attended barber school in Detroit.
Daniel married Mary Kearny in 1971. In 1974, the family moved to East Wenatchee where he went to work as a barber and owned various businesses in the Wenatchee area.
Mr. Cazzanigi was a member of Holy Apostles Catholic Church. He thoroughly enjoyed fishing and would go any chance he could.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Greg of Spokane; Brad and his wife April of Salem, OR; Tony of East Wenatchee; his mother, Mildred Bianchi of Gwinn, Michigan; one brother, Paul and his wife Diane of Denver, CO; his sister, Patti Friz of Minneapolis, MN; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 15, 2001 in East Wenatchee, Washington.
Arrangements are by Telford's Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.
David D. Montagna
SAUKVILLE, WI -- David D. Montagna, 79, formerly of Marquette, found peace October 14, 2001 at St. Mary's Hospital in Mequon, WI after a lengthy illness.
He was born November 4, 1921 in Hermansville, MI and moved to Milwaukee in the mid-1960's and to Saukville in 1974. Prior to retiring in 1986, he worked as a welder for AO Smith in Milwaukee for over 22 years. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 44 of Marquette, the Marquette Beagle Club and the Badger Beagle Club.
David is survived by his wife, the former Jeanne Brown; four daughters, Darlene (Tom) Koval of Marquette and Marilyn (Gregory) Heckert, Pamela (dear friend Mike) Stream and Mayme S. Lundgren, all of Milwaukee; a step-son Sheldon "Jimmy" (Becky) Roberts of Morenci, AZ; a brother Darryl "Deets" (Pat) Montagna of Marquette; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; dear family friend Nicholas D. Baier of Saukville, WI; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Antonio and Mayme (Parker) Montagna, daughter Davene L. (Montagna) Tippett and brother Kenneth A. Montagna.
Funeral services will be held at 7:00pm Friday, October 19, 2001 in the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home with Monsignor Louis Cappo of St. Peter Cathedral officiating. Visitation will begin at 4:00pm on Friday with American Legion Services at 6:30pm. Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Heckert, David Stream, Nicholas Baier, Brandon Koval, Tom Koval, Jason Ehrenberg, William "Billy" King, Douglas Stream, Jr. and Milan "Mike" Subotich. Interment will take place in Park Cemetery.
Memorials are appreciated and will be designated at a later date.
Donalda J. Benoit
OWATONNA, MINNESOTA -- Donalda J. Benoit, 81, of Owatonna, Minnesota, died Friday, October 12, 2001 at her home. She was born April 16, 1920 in Marquette, Michigan, the daughter of James and Henrietta (Sandy) Graham.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 17, 2001 at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Muskegon. The Rev. Fred Halde will be officiating. Inurnment will be in the First Presbyterian Memorial Garden in Muskegon.
Michaelson Funeral Home, Inc., 1930 Austin Road, P.O. Box 482, Owatonna, MN 55060, (507)451-7943.
LeRoy A. Parker
MARQUETTE -- LeRoy A. Parker, 63, of 904 Garfield Avenue, Marquette, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday from an apparent heart attack.
Mr. Parker was born on April 7, 1938 in Escanaba to the late Frank and Verna (Pirlot) Parker. He proudly served with the United States Navy from 1956 through March of 1959. On October 26, 1961, he married the former Alice V. Slattery at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette and together they had been married for almost 40 years.
LeRoy was a member of Local #414 and #506 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union. He retired in 1993 from Dresseler Mechanical Company as a plumber.
He enjoyed hunting, going to camp and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
LeRoy is survived by his loving wife, Alice; three devoted children, Mary Alice Parker and her friend John Reider of Marquette, LeRoy (Tracie) Parker of Manitowoc, WI and Michael (Jodi) Parker of Marquette; four wonderful grandchildren, Dustin, Joel, Jonas and Alyssa; two sisters, Clarabelle (Duane) Parker of Marquette and Marcella (William) Wilder of Marquette; a special cousin, Gordon Vincent of Powers, MI; also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home with the Rev. Msgr. Louis C. Cappo officiating. Interment will take place in the Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday from noon until the time of services at the funeral home.
Honorary escorts are Matthew Slattery, Derek Bressette, Gordon Vincent, Bill Wilder, Mick Vonck and John LaBonte.
Michael N. Buchko
WAKEFIELD -- Michael N. Buchko, age 87, of Wakefield, formerly of Bessemer, died Monday, October 15, 2001 at the Ontonagon Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit.
He was born on September 13, 1914 in Bessemer son of the late Andrew & Anna (Donich) Buchko. He had attended Bessemer Schools graduating from the A.D. Johnston H.S. Class of 1934. From 1942-1945 he served in the United States Army in the Pacific Theater. After the War he returned to Bessemer, moving to California in 1946. He returned to Bessemer in 1951 and worked as an Accountant for White Pine Copper unitl 1965 at which time he moved to Reno, Nevada. He returned to Bessemer in 1982 and for the past few years had resided in Wakefield.
On November 27, 1948 he was united in marriage to Helen McCormick in Oakland, California. She preceded him in death in 1978. Michael had been a member of the St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Bessemer, and a member of its Holy Name Society. He had also been a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wakefield, and the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree.
Survivors include: 3 Brothers- Raymond of Marquette, MI, Basil of Iron Mountain, MI and Francis of Sparks, Nevada; 3 Sisters- Ann Fassbender of Chicago, Illinois, Zita Dianda of St. Johns, Michigan and Jean Schwenk of Schwenkville, Pennsylvania; numerous nephews and nieces.
In addition to his wife and parents, Michael was preceded in death by 1 Brother Andreas in 1975, and 1 Sister Mary Jane Calabrese in 1998.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. at Sebastian Catholic Church in Bessemer with Fathers Joseph Carne, Louis P. Bracket and Allan J. Mayotte will con-celebrate the Mass. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10 A.M. until service at the church. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Bessemer. Ketola-Burla Funeral Home of Ironwood is in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Bruce C. Hatch
GWINN -- Rev. Bruce C. Hatch, age 54 of 107 Banshee St., Gwinn passed away suddenly at 5:57PM on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at the Marquette General Hospital following a six month illness.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 28, at the Wesley United Methodist Church.
Friends may call at the Wesley United Methodist Church from 6 until 8 PM on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 and from 9:30 until 11 AM on Thursday, October 25, 2001.
The family suggests memorial donations be directed to Wesley United Methodist Church or to Camp Michigamme.
The Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Thornton D. Routhier
RUDYARD, MI -- Thornton D. Routhier, age 69 of W. 23 Mile Road Rudyard, Ml passed away at 10:50 a.m. on Thursday morning, October 18th at his home where he had lived since August of 2000.
Thornton was born on October 12, 1932 in Iroquois Point in Chippewa Township, Michigan and lived at Iroquois Point until he moved to Marquette, Michigan. He retired in 1990 from Northern Michigan University in Marquette where he was the supervisor of the University Skill Center for 26 years then moved to Florida where they had been residents for 10 years before their return to Michigan. He had also been an iron worker where he had worked on the construction on the Mackinac and International Bridges in the 1950's and 1960's.
He was active in the Boy Scouts and was Scout Master of Troop #361 of Marquette, Michigan, a member of the Boy Scout Council, a Silver Beaver and a volunteer for Lighthouse for the Blind in New Port Richey, Florida. He erjoyed building homes, welding, traveling, boating, fishing, and his wonderful grandchildren.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Wanda (Bertrum) who he married on August 13, 1953 in Ludington, Michigan; two sons, Charles (Wendy) Routhier of Rudyard, Michigan and Eric Routhier of Rudyard, Michigan; two daughters, Tonee (Charles) Therrian of St. Ignace, Michigan and Julee Routhier of Brooksville, Florida; five grandchildren, Terry Routhier, Cesilee Dean, Emilee and Rachel Therrian and Steven Mayer; four sisters, Nina Dickinson of Brimley, Michigan; Diana VanVolkenburg of Ludington, Michigan; JoAn (Don) Killips of Ludington, Michigan and Merceda Holmes of Port Huron, Michigan.
Preceding him in death were four brothers; Austin, Ora, Kenneth and Glen Routhier and his parents, Anthony and Fern Routhier.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Reamer Funeral Home in Pickford, Michigan with Rev. Tom Penner officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5p.m. until time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the Hospice of Chippewa County.
Gordon T. Aho
MARQUETTE -- Gordon T. Aho, 1534 W. Ridge St., died Friday, October 19, 2001 at the Mather Nursing Center in Ishpeming.
He was born January 30, 1914 in Rumely, MI to Toivo and Hazel (Sorenson) Aho and had lived in this area since 1973. A graduate of John D. Pierce High School, he received a B.A. degree from Northern Michigan University and a M.A. degree from the University of Michigan. Prior to retiring he taught school for 32 1/2 years in Skanee, Mayville, Mt. Morris and Ludington, retiring in 1972. He was a veteran of World War II, where he served 19 months overseas in the South Pacific with the 21st Service Group attached to the 5th Air Force of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Golden K. Kiwanis, Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel, and was a life member of the Elks. He enjoyed bowling, golf and the Green Bay Packers.
Gordon is survived by a sister Joan (Charles) Anderson of Fremont, Mich. and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Elaine Rutter.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, October 22, 2001 in the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home with Reverend Nancy Arnacher officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home after 10:00 AM on Monday. Memorials can be made to the Messiah Lutheran Church.
MARQUETTE -- Annie Hautio, 95, formerly of 222 S. Fifth St., died Friday, October 19, 2001 in the Norlite Nursing Center where she had been a resident the past twenty two months.
She was born December 15, 1905 in Princeton, MI to John and Emma Savola and was raised in Trenary, moving to Marquette at the age of 17. Prior to retiring, she worked at St. Luke's Hospital. Annie was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Esther Circle and was also a member of the Ladie's Eagles.
Survivors include three daughters, Irene Wigg, Violet Koepp and Sylvia "Eleanor" Davis, all of Marquette; four sisters, Tyne Rukkila of Marquette, and Ruth Dowrick, Helen Peterson and Irene (Jack) Miller, all of Negaunee; a brother, Leslie (Beulah) Savola of Escanaba; 12 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and 14 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband John in 1976, a daughter Ruth Thorton, a grandson Gary Davis, a great grandson Derrick LaPointe, seven brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 in the Redeemer Lutheran Church with Reverend Paul Weber officiating. Burial will be in Park Cemetery with grandchildren and great grandchildren acting as pallbearers. Visitation will begin at the church at 1:00pm on Tuesday. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is assisting the family.
MARQUETTE -- Beatrice Vogel, 90, died Saturday morning, October 20, 2001 at the Norlite Nursing Center. "Aunt Bea" was born June 10, 1911 in Marion, MI to Sam and Alvie Cummings and grew up in the Chatham area. She married Frank Vogel on December 14, 1932 and helped raise Frank's sister's (Nellie Kallio) children. These children that survive Beatrice are Anna May Maki of Marquette, Viola Peterson and Irene Wedell (Ken) of Fond du Lac, WI, Emily Workentine of Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, and Floyd Kallio (Ida) of Trenary, MI. Beatrice cooked in logging camps. She loved to knit, crochet and garden. Her husband Frank died in 1972, and in 1977 she moved to Marquette where she lived at Pine Ridge Apartments and Cherry Creek Village before becoming a resident of the Norlite Nursing Center in 1997.
Beatrice is also survived by her sister, Betty Brill; her brother, George Cummings (JoAnn); her great niece, Pearl Larson (Lowell) of Marquette; her buddy Shirley Dauphinais and several other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 in the Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home with Reverend Tim Bernard of Messiah Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in the Trenary Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 12:00pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.
MINNETONKA, MN -- Elsie Koski, 86, formerly of Houghton and Marquette, died Thursday October 18, 2001. Elsie was born in Marquette 11-6-1914 to Thomas and Lillian (Hughes) McKeown. She married Paul I. Koski 5-4-1946 and resided in Houghton from 1946 until they relocated to Minnetonka, MN in 1995.
Mrs. Koski graduated from Bishop Baraga High School and was employed by Michigan Bell in Marquette prior to moving to Houghton. She was a longtime member of St. Ignatius Loyola Church where she was a volunteer and member of the Lady Order of Forresters and the Home and School Club. Elsie also was a member of the Michigan Tech Faculty Wives Club. She will also be remembered as an active supporter of Michigan Tech Athletics along with her husband Paul (PK).
Elsie is survived and will be missed by her daughter Barbara of Mechanicsburg, PA, son Richard, daughter-in-law Carol of Minneapolis; grandchildren Jeremy Olsen of Maui, Hawaii and Ryan Olsen of Pittsburg, Scott Koski of Hailey, ID, Jeffrey and Michael Koski of Minneapolis; sister Mae Verlinde of Detroit; sisters-in-law Joan McKeown of Marquette and Evelyn Koski of Santa Maria, CA, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Art and Irma Koski of Arlington, VA; several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by husband Paul, her parents, brother Frank McKeown; brothers-in-law Clarence Verlinde, William Koski, and Emil (Buzz) Koski; sister-in-law Onnie Koski.
The family plans a Memorial Mass at St. Ignatius in Houghton and a gathering of family and friends in June 2002.
Rev. Bruce C. Hatch
GWINN -- Rev. Bruce C. Hatch, age 54, of 107 Banshee St., Gwinn, passed away suddenly at 5:57pm on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at the Marquette General Hospital following a six month illness.
Bruce was born January 31, 1947 in Ontonagon, MI the son of Rev. Byron G. and Elizabeth (Campbell) Hatch. He attended school in L'Anse, Escanaba and graduated from the Negaunee High School, class of 1965. He attended Adrian College prior to serving in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War for a period of 4 years. Upon returning from Vietnam, he attended Central Michigan University and later graduated from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL.
Bruce was a member of the Detroit Conference of United Methodist Churches, first appointed to churches in Beaverton, MI and Dale, MI from 1979-1986 and then served in Midland, MI at the Poseyville United Methodist Church 1986-1993, at Sanford, MI at the Sanford United Methodist Church 1993-1999 and in Ishpeming, MI at the Wesley United Methodist Church where he served from 1999-2001. Rev. Hatch was a member of the Detroit Conference board of ordained ministers, served as president of the Lake Louise Christian Community, and was a member of the Negaunee Male Chorus. He was a lifetime member of Trout Unlimited in both the Mershon Chapter in Saginaw and the Fred Waara Chapter in Marquette County. He was the former chairperson of the Midland County Board of Mental Health, and was formerly the spiritual director and served as board member of the Mid-Michigan Emmaus community. He was a member of the Escanaba River Association and the Ishpeming Noon Kiwanis Club.
Survivors include his wife, Lois (Norell) of Gwinn, whom he married June 24, 1972 at the Mitchell United Methodist Church in Negaunee; a son, Kevin B. Hatch of Midland, MI; his parents, Rev. Byron and Elizabeth Hatch of Minneapolis, MN; 2 brothers, Glenn Hatch of Jackson, WY and Paul G. Hatch and his wife Jenny Hawkins-Hatch of Minneapolis, MN; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Verner and Marion Norell of Negaunee; sister-in-law, Lynn Norell of Negaunee; brother-in-law, Roy (Darlene) Norell of Chesterton, IN; along with 2 nieces and 2 nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, October 25, 2001 at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Ishpeming with Rev. Duane Harris, Rev. Paul Bailey, Rev. Harold Weemhoff, Rev. Paul Donelson, Rev. Douglas Paterson and Rev. Dennis Paulson to officiate. Inurnment will take place at a later date.
Friends may call at the Wesley United Methodist Church, Ishpeming, MI from 5:00pm until 8:00pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 and from 9:30 until 11:00am on Thursday, October 25, 2001.
The family suggests memorial donations be directed to the Wesley United Methodist Church or Camp Michigamme.
The Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.marriage record
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