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Marquette County, Michigan Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Marquette County, Michigan Obituary Collection - 93

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Date: Sunday, 19 June 2011, at 5:21 p.m.

Leslie E. Mattila

REPUBLIC -- Leslie E. Mattila, age 84, of Box 218, Republic, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2002 at the Marquette General Hospital where he had been a patient for the past week. He had resided at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans for the past 6 months.

Leslie was born November 4, 1917 in Republic to the late Albin and Lydia (Johnson) Mattila. He graduated from the Republic High School, Class of 1935.

Leslie apprenticed as a cabinet maker in Chicago and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a building contractor and owner of Republic Builders Supply. Leslie served as Republic Township Supervisor from 1976-1988 and a life member of the Republic V.F.W.-Grant Nyman Post.

Leslie is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary (Grady) Mattila of Republic; two daughters, Donna (Alfred) Kmiecik of Mason, MI and Patricia (Thomas) Feldhusen of Ishpeming; a son, Kim (Theresa) Mattila of Republic; four grandchildren, Jessica Kmiecik, Theodore Kmiecik, Summer Mattila and Kristen Mattila; and a great grandson, Gage Riley Warner.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Republic with Sister Lois Risch, Sister Marge Schmelzle and Barbara Feldhusen to officiate. Burial will be in the Republic Twp. Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1:00pm until 3:00pm on Tuesday at the St. Augustine Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Marvin Koski, Robert Mattila, Melvin Poylio, Robert Kerkela, Chet Barowicz and Roy Eman.

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

Henry N. "Hank" Rinne

ISHPEMING Henry N. "Hank" Rinne, 89, formerly of 1935 Stoneville Road, Ishpeming, died Sunday afternoon, January 27, 2002, at the Tendercare Nursing Center in Munising. Hank was born September 14, 1912 in Ishpeming, a son of the late Peter and Juditha (Koivukoski) Rinne. He was raised in Ishpeming, graduated from the Ishpeming High School, and remained an Ishpeming area resident most of his life. Hank was a "cracker Jack" auto mechanic most of his life, until age and illness brought about his retirement. He was also an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. In the Summer 1999 edition of"Great Lakes Angler", Hank's fishing expertise and storytelling skills were featured in an article entitled, "A Net-Full of Nostalgia". He was a member of the Ishpeming Apostolic Lutheran Church.

Survivors include: three nieces, Judith Donckers and Maria Flores both of Marquette; and Elisabeth (Brian) DeWick of St. Ignace; three nephews, Paul (Carol) Rinne of Escanaba, William Rinne of Houston, TX, and John (Betty) Rinne of Phoenix, AZ; great nieces and nephew, Lt. Jessica Donckers, stationed with the US Army in Korea, Cristelle Donckers of Marquette, Sarah (Erik) Johnson of Madison, WI, Liisa Flores of Marquette, Caroline DeWick of St. Ignace, Heidi Rinne of Kalamazoo, and William (Jenny) Rinne of Southfield. Hank was preceded in death by his wife, Anna W. Rinne on May 15, 1999; a son, Henry P. "Hike" Rinne on July 12, 2000; a sister, Impi Luoma; brother, Paul Rinne; and a nephew, John P. Luoma.

Private family memorial services will be held at a later date. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff and caregivers at Tendercare for their attention, concern, and compassion for Hank during his stay there. Special thanks to Joyce Babcock for being the "sunshine" of Hank's life.

The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family.

Kaarina Decaire

CHAMPION Kaarina Decaire age 77 of Rt. 1, 36510 CO. Rd. 496 Champion, died Sunday evening January 27, 2002 at the U.P. Home Health & Hospices Inpatient Unit at Bell Memorial Hospital in Ishpeming. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home of Ishpeming.

Marie H. Dauphinais Lueskow

MARQUETTE Marie H. Dauphinais Lueskow, 77, of 2372 Moran Street, Marquette, entered eternal life Saturday afternoon, January 26, 2002, following an apparent heart attack. Marie was born August 15, 1924 in Marquette, a daughter of the late William and Mary (Stenglein) Quayle, and was a lifelong Marquette area resident. On September 6, 1941 she married Claude Dauphinais and the couple set about establishing their home and raising a family, which would eventually include nine children. Claude preceded her in death on December 30, 1979. Marie later married David Lueskow on December 15, 1984, and he preceded her in death on November 23, 1990. Throughout the years, Marie was employed at the former Piqua and Marquette Vaneer Plant. She also was employed as a housekeeper for Alger-Marquette Community Mental Health for several years, retiring in 1989. She was a devoted, loving mother and proud grandparent, who enjoyed raising her family, spending time with her grandchildren, and going on car rides. She was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church. Survivors include: five daughters, Bonnie Walk of Negaunee, Beverly (Richard) Hawes of Negaunee, Claudette (Barry) Carawan of Grantsboro, NC, Paulette (William) LaBelle of Negaunee, and Jeanne (Richard) Juchemich of Marquette; two sons, Claude (Diane) Dauphinais of Suamico, WI and Gerald (Cindy) Dauphinais of Marquette; nineteen grandchildren, Terri (Fred) Govern, Dawn (Luis) Camacho, Penny (Andy) Smith, Kelly (Todd) Carruth, Tracy Britton, Richard Hawes, Vicki (Dan) Pelto, Darryl (Karen) Carawan, Todd (Edie) Dauphinais, Roxanne (Chris) Beischer, Tammy Florio, Jeffrey (Vicki) Dauphinais, Michael (Jill) Dauphinais, Aimee Dauphinais, Adam (Michelle) Dauphinais, Amanda (Jeremy) Beerman, William LaBelle, Aaron Kalisch, and Courtney Kalisch; twenty-eight great- grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Rhea Smith, Bernice Lemire, and Dorothy Dauphinais all of Marquette; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Joyce Brunelle of Marquette. In addition to her parents, and husbands, Claude and David, Marie was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Dauphinais; daughter, Cindy Dauphinais a sister, Bernice Peters; brothers, Donald, Francis, and Clarence Quayle; and a son-in-law, William Walk on June 10, 1999. Friends may call at

the Fassbender Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 29, from 4:00 to 6:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm in St. Christopher Catholic Church with Rev. Lawrence Gauthier, as celebrant. A reception for family and friends will follow in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be made in the Northland Chapel Gardens. Marie's escorts will be: Jeff, Mike, and Adam Dauphinais, Aaron Kalisch, Darryl Carawan, William LaBelle, and Richard Hawes Jr.

Quinn Roger Carlson

NEGAUNEE TWP Quinn Roger Carlson, 21, of 189 Midway Dr., Negaunee, died early Friday morning, January 25, 2002 at Bell Memorial Hospital, of complications of an accident.

Quinn was born February 25, 1980 in Janesville, WI. He graduated for Smith Green High School in Churbusco, IN in 1999.

Quinn is survived by his father, John R. Carlson of Churbusco, IN, and his mother and step-father, Hope and Jeff Larnard of Negaunee, MI. Also surviving are a brother and sister-in-law John C. and Samantha Carlson of Portsmouth VA and a sister Sarah Larnard of Negaunee, MI.

A private viewing was held for immediate family on Sunday, January 27, 2002. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at the Marquette Missionary Church with Rev. Glenn Bearss officiating. The Swanson-Lundquist Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Reuben W. Koivuniemi

ST. IGNANCE Reuben W. Koivuniemi, 89 of St. lgnace died early Saturday morning, January 26 at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long TermCare following a short illness. He was born In Calumet, February 14, 1912 to John and Anna (Wickstrom) Koivuniemi. He was proud of his Finnish heritage and true Upper Peninsula upbringing. He graduated from Calumet High School in 1929, the beginning of the Depression. He played semi-pro Hockey, with his team winning the coveted MacNaughton Cup in 1932-33 and 1935-36. He also refereed hockey and college hockey, and played until Into his late 60's. He also was an avid golfer, with 2 holes-in-one awards, and won the Twilght League Championship with his sons, Paul, David and Peder in 1973. He also was on a winning team of the same league later. Rueben sttended all high school sports games in St.Ignace, and supported high school sports all his llfe. He served on the school board 2 terms, (8 years) and helped with the rebuilding of the football field on MCann Street in St. lgnace. Reuben graduated from Michigan Tech In 1949, and was an active alumni of that

University, also using his engineering abillty to help others in the community. He worked as a Civil Engineer for the State Highway Department until his retirement in 1977, buliding nearly every road in the Eastern UP, I 75 bridge approaches, and

I 75 between St.Ignace and the Soo. He also engineered the paving of the route around Mackinac lsland (M84). He was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, and held many offices in the church. He helped with the building of the church on S. State Street, again using his engineerlng ability to help others. He served on the Planning Commision for the City of St. Ignace, and was a member of the Americin Legion. On the day after Pearl Harbor, Reuben volunteered for the Army, serving from 1942 to 1945 wIth the 82nd Fighter Squadron as a Staff Sgt., serving in North Africa and Italy, 2 years 8 months 42 days. He was an active member at many of the Reunlons of the famous 82nd Squadron, a P38 fighting group, Army Air Corp. A book has been written about this group, and it graces the Koivunienmi living room.

Reuben married Marie Koski on December 23,1946 in South Range, MI, and then moved to St. lgnace in 1952. Reuben kept a dally diary of activitles his whole life, and with his engineering ability, each page is printed in his handwriting, a memory cherished by hls family.

He is survived by his wIfe of 55 years, Marie: 4 sons, Carl of New York City, Paul (Linda) of Indianapolis, lndiana; David (Rhonda Lundborg) of Juno, Alaska; and Peder (Jacque) of Laguna Niguel, California; 6 grandchildren, Stephenie, Brad,

Victoria, Kyle, Antti, and Mark; and 2 great grandchildren, Bianca and Jeremiah Reuben was one of 7 children, and the last survivor; they were Enis, Eva, Dolly, Bill Fred and George.

Friends may call at Dodson Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 pm.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 30, at 11 am at Zion Lutheran Church wIth Pastor Tari Stag-Harvey officiating. Memorials may be given to an Zion Lutheran Church,, with envelopes available from the funeral home.

Sister Joyce Rose, OSF

MARQUETTE Sister Joyce Rose, 56, of 1310 High Street, Marquette, died unexpectedly Saturday evening at Marquette General Hospital where she was hospitalized earlier that morning.

Sister Joyce was born on September 11, 1945 in Antigo, Wisconsin to Elmer and Dorothy (Skarlupka) Rose. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Holy Family College in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, a Master of Arts degree from Catholic University in Washington, DC and a Master of Arts degree from Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Sister entered the convent in 1959 and professed her vows in 1965 as a Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity. During her religious life, she served as an elementary teacher at St. Thomas More in Appleton, Wisconsin and also taught in religious education at St. Bernard Parish Center in Appleton, Holy Redeemer, Two Rivers, Wisconsin, St. Mary of Kaukauna, Wisconsin and St. Francis de Sales, Manistique, Michigan and was Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Marquette. At the time of her death she was the Director of Education for the Diocese.

She is survived by and will be deeply missed by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; her mother, Dorothy Skarlupka Rose of Antigo, WI; three sisters, Sister Janet Rose, OSF, Cambridge, OH, Sister Joy Rose, OSF, Kaukauna, WI and Ruth (Edward) Welch of Merrill, WI; three brothers, Alvin Rose, Gleason, WI, Elmer Rose, Jr. Of Antigo, WI and Henry (Michelle) Rose of Gleason, WI; also surviving are several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Rose and three infant siblings.

Visitation will be held on Monday at St. Michael Church in Marquette from 5 to 9 p.m. with a prayer vigil service to be conducted at 6 p.m. with Rev. Paul Schumacher of Abrams, Wisconsin officiating. Visitation will also be held on Tuesday at St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette from 10 to 11 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. with the Most Rev. James H. Garland, Bishop of Marquette officiating and concelebrated by the Most Rev. Mark F. Schmitt, Retired Bishop of Marquette, Rev. Paul Schumacher as well as priests of the Diocese of Marquette.

Visitation will be held in Manitowoc, Wisconsin on Wednesday, January 30 at Holy Family Convent from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service to be conducted in their chapel at 7p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 31 in the Holy Family Convent Chapel at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. DePaul Sobotka, OFM officiating. Interment will take place in the Holy Family Convent Cemetery in Manitowoc.

Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are kindly asked to consider the Catholic Church Extension Society, 150 South Wacker Drive, 20th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606.

Sister Joyce's obituary with guest book and photos may also be viewed at

The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home of Marquette and the Pfeffer Funeral Home of Manitowoc, Wisconsin are assisting the family with arrangements.

Agnes M. (Leffler) Trebilcock
PLYMOUTH -- Agnes M. (Leffler) Trebilcock, age 90, of Plymouth, Michigan passed away on January 14, 2002. She was born March 24, 1911 in Ishpeming, the daughter of Rudolph and Anna Leffler.

After graduating from Ishpeming High School in 1928, she attended Northern State Teachers College in Marquette and received a two year teachers certificate in 1931. She then taught six years in the Copper Country at Painesdale before moving to the Detroit area during World War II. There she taught Business Education for 25 years at Clawson High School before retiring in 1971.

After retiring, she and her husband spent the winters ln Naples, Florida, where they enjoyed golf, fishing and new friends. The foundation of her life was her religious faith and the unconditional love for and from her family. She loved music and flowers and had a wonderful appreciation of all the things her life brought to her. She will be terribly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Clyde W. Trebilcock of Negaunee, in 1983. She is survived by her daughter Nancy (Kenneth) Nelson of Plymouth; son James Trebilcock of E. Lansing; brother Paul (Marjorie) Leffler and sister Helen Leffler of Ishpeming; four grandchildren, Shelley Nelson and Jeffrey (Julie) Nelson of Plymouth, Amy (Mark) Grenier of Canton, and Lisa (Steve) Massie of Neenah, Wisconsin. In addition, she is survived by six great grandchildren, Hannah, Amy and Griffin Massie, Emily Nelson, and Sydney and Avery Grenier. She is also survived by a nephew, Garrett Leffler of Grand Rapids and a niece, Margaret Leffler of Ishpeming.

A private memorial service was held Friday, January 18th at St. Kenneth Church in Plymouth. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Kenneth's or the charity of choice.

Charles G. Monson

L'ANSE -- Charles G. Monson, age 81, of L'Anse, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2002 at Marquette General Hospital. The funeral services will be on Friday, Feb. 1, at 1:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in L'Anse. Rev. David Snyder will officiate. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Baraga Area Veterans will conduct a military service at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the L'Anse Evergreen Cemetery in the spring. The Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse is in charge of the arrangements.

Delima A. Roy

GWINN -- Delima A. Roy, 87, formerly of 42 E. Sands Street, Gwinn died Sunday afternoon, January 27, 2002 at the Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette.

Mrs. Roy was born August 13, 1914, in Little Lake, a daughter of the late Joseph & Eva (Provost) Raby and has been a lifelong resident of Marquette County. On August 13,1932 she married George Roy in Gwinn. They had been married for more than 69 years until his death on October 10, 2001.

Mrs. Roy had worked for several years as a seamstress for the former Gossard Manufacturing Company in Negaunee. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Gwinn and a charter member of the Little Lake American Legion Auxillary. She enjoyed crafts, especially knitting and crocheting and also playing bingo and crihbage.

Mrs. Roy is survived by a daughter, Joyce (Victor) Bertucci of Ishpeming; a son, Wayne (Hazel) Roy of Gwinn; a brother, Dennis Bernier and his wife, Marie, who was a very special sister-in-law to Mrs. Roy, both of Marquette; 13 grandchildren & 34

great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday in the Gwinn Funeral Home from 4 until 8 pm. Parish prayers will be held at 7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday in St. Anthony Catholic Church at 11 am with the Rev. Ronald Timock officiating. Interment will be take place in the Gwinn Cemetery.

Jean Kohtala, Vickie Harless, Patricia Webb, Lynn Bertucci, Mary Rosten, Jane Sleeter and Rosanne Roy will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial contribution may wish to consider the Norlite Nursing Center Activities Fund at 701 Homestead, Marquette, MI 49855 or the St. Anthony Catholic Church Building Fund.

Thc Gwinn Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Doreen Patzer Matchinske

ENGADINE -- Doreen Patzer Matchinske, 45, of Engadine died Saturday evening, January 26, 2002 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry. Memorial services will be held Monday February 4, 2002 at 11:00 am at the Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

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