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Patricia Champine

May 18, 1927 - Oct 18, 2023

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L'Anse, MI

Patricia Ann Champine, age 96 of Sidnaw, MI passed away on Wednesday, October 18th, 2023 at U. P. Health System Marquette, MI. She was born May 18, 1927 in Flint, MI daughter to Carl and Della (Dunham) Anderson. Patricia graduated in 1945 from Trout Creek High School. She married Harold Champine in 1947 in Baraga County and they resided in Sidnaw, MI. Patricia was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, member of the Sidnaw Episcopal Church, served on the Sidnaw Township Board and was empl...Read More

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Kevin Andrew Denomie

Jan 22, 1997 - Dec 31, 2023

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L'Anse, MI

Kevin Andrew Denomie, age 26 of Baraga, Michigan passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2023 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital in L'Anse, Michigan. He was born January 22, 1997 in L'Anse, MI son of Donald and Cheryl (Tolonen) Denomie. Kevin attended L'Anse Area Schools. He worked at Peninsula Powder Coating for three years until becoming a full time daddy. He loved his kids and enjoyed hanging out with family and friends; he will be greatly missed by all. Kevin liked music and was an X-box gamer. He was a descendent of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, and a member of the Bad River Band of LAke Superior Chippewa Indians. Surviving are his father Donald "Reet" Denomie of Baraga, MI; mother Cheryl Denomie of L'Anse; fiance Kiersten Loonsfoot of Baraga; son Karter Allen Denomie and daughter Kaylynn Alaina Denomie of Baraga; siblings, Shawnee (Henry) Smith of Watersmeet, MI, Donald Keith Denomie Jr of Marquette, MI, Ashley (Jennifer Karacson) Denomie of Marquette, MI; and nephew Darryn Tolonen of Marquette. Visitation will be on Monday, January 8th from 1-2:00 p.m. at the KBIC Zeba Hall. A traditional native service will take place at 2:00 p.m., led by Paul Halverson, with a feast to follow the service. Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family. Friends may sign Kevin's guest book or send condolences at www.jacobsonfuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Kevin Andrew Denomie, please

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Kathleen Fair

Apr 05, 1937 - Dec 14, 2023

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L'Anse, MI

Kathleen Virginia Fair, age 86 of Aura, Michigan passed away on Thursday, December 14th, 2023 at Bayside Village in L'Anse, MI. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 19th, at 11:00 a. m. at the L'Anse Methodist Church with Rev. John Henry officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. Fellowship with dessert and coffee will follow the service in the church hall. Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family. Friends may sign Kathy's guest book or send condolences at www. jacobsonfuneralhome. com. To to the family or in memory of Kathleen Virginia (Noland) Fair, please

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Yvonne Roehm

Feb 03, 1937 - Dec 10, 2023

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L'Anse, MI

Yvonne B. Roehm, 86, of Ontonagon passed peacefully on December 10th at Bayside Village in L'Anse after a long struggle with dementia. Yvonne was born on February 3, 1937 to Clifford and Berniece (Goard) Gougeon. She had one brother Byron (Mary) Gougeon. She was raised in Victoria "VIC" and attended school in Rockland, which she was very proud of. After graduating she briefly moved to Kalamazoo and roomed with her dearest friend Pat. Yvonne then married the love of her life and best friend Clarence Roehm on November 10, 1956 and resided in Rhode Island where Clarence was stationed in the Coast Guard. They later moved back to Ontonagon where they raised their three sons. Yvonne was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; her parents; her brother; her brothers-in-law, Keith, John and Larry; sister-in-law Shirley; and her great grandson, Mason. She is survived by her three sons, Bruce (Sandy), Jerry (Mary) and Scott (Cheryl); six grandchildren Todd (Debbie) Roehm, Gina (Todd) Penegor, Joshua Sullivan (Sarah), Jason (Tasha) Sullivan, Shannon Koistinen, and Jeffrey Roehm; 12 great grandchildren Ty, Daisy, AJ, Ike, Molly, Payton, Harper, Gavin, Brennan, Shay, Kade and Irelyn; sisters-in-law Beverly Roehm and Shirley Roehm; numerous nieces and nephews. Yvonne was a member of the Ontonagon Methodist Church, worked at Montgomery Wards, Sears and JC Penny where she made many friends. Prior to their retirement she worked alongside her husband at Roehm's Steam Extraction business. They joined Good Sam's and enjoyed making memories around the campfire. She was a very talented artist, calligrapher, family genealogist and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, tatting, and listening to country music. However, her first priority was attending grandchildren's sporting/school events. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Yvonne's family sincerely appreciated the loving care she received from the staff at Ontonagon Long Term Care Facility and Bayside Village. They kept a smile on her face. Those who wish to remember Yvonne in a special way may make gifts payable to Ontonagon County Cancer Society or to a charity of their choosing in her honor. To to the family or in memory of Yvonne B. Roehm, please

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Daniel Maki

Jun 23, 1955 - Nov 10, 2023

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L'Anse, MI

Daniel John Maki, age 68 of Pelkie, MI passed away on Friday, November 10th, 2023 at Bayside Village in L'anse, MI. He was born June 23, 1955 in L'Anse, son of Arne and Margaret (Seelye) Maki. Dan graduated from Great Lakes Adventist Academy in Cedar Lake, MI. He married Denise LaFernier on September 17, 1977 in Keweenaw Bay, MI. He worked as a truck driver, welder, and a logger. Dan enjoyed motor cycles, dirt bikes, four wheelers, kayaking, music, flying model airplanes, being in nature, scuba diving, metal detecting, and when he was younger he lifted weights and was a body builder. Surviving are his wife Denise Maki of L'Anse; children, Becky (Dr. John) Simmons of Corning, NY, Jessica (Eric) Cadeau of L'Anse, Emily Maki of L'Anse; grandchildren, Zakkary Tussing, Lexus Tussing, Nathaniel Cadeau, Alexander Cadeau, and Genevieve Cadeau; brother-in-law Richard LaFernier of Keweenaw Bay, MI. Preceding him in death are his parents, Arne and Margaret Maki; sisters June Mervar, Della Jestila, and Margaret (Mugsy); and brother Arne Maki. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 18th from 1-3:00 p. m. at Jacobson Funeral Home where family and friends will share stories at 2:30 p. m. Friends may sign Dan's guest book or send condolences at www. jacobsonfuneralhome. com. To to the family or in memory of Daniel John Maki, please

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James Bergerson

Sep 13, 1941 - Nov 04, 2023

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L'Anse, MI

James E. Bergerson, age 82 of L'Anse, MI passed on to join his eternal family on Saturday, November 4, 2023 while at his home surrounded by love, peace and family. Jim was born on September 13, 1941 in L'Anse, MI. He grew up in Baraga, MI with his mother, Helen Elizabeth Bergerson and father, Cyril Wallace Bergerson and his late sister, Karen (who married Ulie Mayo), his late brother William "Bill" Bergerson (who married Mary "Cubby") and his surviving sister Sall (who married Allen "Uno" Patovisti). Jim graduated from Baraga High School in 1959. He joined the National Guard in 1959-1962 where he trained to be a wheeled vehicle mechanic. In 1963 he married Bonnie Toyras (Hill) and together they had four children: James Mark Bergerson (Vicki), Kevin Bergerson, Lisa DeCaire, and Tammy Magaraggia (Pete) and 11 grandchildren: James Bergerson, Jeremy Bergerson, Brier Bergerson, Jessica Bergerson, Dylan DeCaire, Karisa DeCaire, Joel Decaire, Jonathon Magaraggia, Emily Osinaga Magaraggia, Joseph Magaraggia, and Dean Magaraggia and 12 great grandchildren. He moved to Gaylord, MI while working for Pettibone where he earned an award for Product of the Year from State of Michigan for being one of the main contributors on the Pettibone Carry-Lift. He and his family moved to Mississippi where he started the business Superior Brush, then they moved back to Aura, MI where he built their family home on Huron Bay. Jim worked for YACC (Young Adult Conservation Corp) and Tribal Construction teaching young adults new skills. He bought a logging truck and started Bergerson Logging. Finally, Jim worked for the State of Michigan as a correction officer at the Baraga Maximum Correctional facility where he eventually retired. In 1993 he married the late Carole Bergerson and added three step-children to his family: Steve Olsen(Heather), Kristen Olsen, and Jeff Olsen (Kristen) and eventually seven step grandchildren: Tyler Thoresen, Elyse Thoresen, Holden Hamblin, Christian Olsen, Luke Olsen, Allison Olsen and Carter Olsen. During his retirement, Jim loved to fish with his best friend and wife, Carole, and whichever grandchild would "Want to go fishing with grandpa". He fished Lake Superior and made many trips to Lake Michigan with his friends. He also shared his woodworking skills with his grandchildren by turning a block of wood into a detailed, working toy for them. He always made his granddaughter's feel special simply by asking "How's my Sweetie?" Jim loved to hunt and shared that with his grandson's as well. He also loved to go 4 wheeling, rabbit hunting with the guys, and making maple syrup. Jim was a member of the Baraga County Sno Drifters Club where he spent countless hours grooming the trails, Baraga County Search and Rescue, and Baraga County Car Club where he shared the love of old time cars with his father. Jim also spent countless hours researching genealogy and was proud of making the family tree that dates back to 1437. If anyone had a question, they would know that "Dad or Jim will know how to do it" and that turned into "Grandpa, how do you. . . . ". Despite battling many illnesses throughout the years, his positive attitude, his courage, and his strength was and will continue to be admired. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 10th at 12:00 p. m. at Jacobson Funeral Home with Pastor Peter Suomela officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Baraga Cemetery with Baraga County Area Veterans conducting military rites at 1 p. m. . Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family. Friends may sign Jim's guest book or send condolences at www. jacobsonfuneralhome. com. To to the family or in memory of James Edward Bergerson, please

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Patricia Champine

May 18, 1927 - Oct 18, 2023

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L'Anse, MI

Patricia Ann Champine, age 96 of Sidnaw, MI passed away on Wednesday, October 18th, 2023 at U. P. Health System Marquette, MI. She was born May 18, 1927 in Flint, MI daughter to Carl and Della (Dunham) Anderson. Patricia graduated in 1945 from Trout Creek High School. She married Harold Champine in 1947 in Baraga County and they resided in Sidnaw, MI. Patricia was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, member of the Sidnaw Episcopal Church, served on the Sidnaw Township Board and was employed by the L'anse School District as a bus driver. Over the years she was a waitress, bartender, cook at Camp Nesbit, custodian for a Wisconsin Hospital and a caretaker for her loved ones. Her hobbies were baking, yard work, working on her word searches and would challenge her family members with card games. Surviving are her daughter Sally (Stanley) Niemi of Skandia; grandchildren, Hana (Chris) Blissett of St. Louis Park, MN, Haran Niemi of Littleton, Co, Emily (Aaron) Bradley of Marquette; great grandchildren Miles, Matthias and Della Blissett, Kyla Niemi, Aiden and Allie Bradley, her sister Katherine Price of Las Vegas, Nevada, her sister-in-law Janice Anderson of Dunedin, Florida and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are her parents Carl and Della Anderson, brothers Robert (Ethel), Bill (Barbara) and Doug, sisters Betty Tschury (Lee), Rosemary Yoemans (Larry), and grandchild Bethany Niemi. A graveside service will be held on Sunday November 12, 2023 at 2:30pm at the Sidnaw Cemetery. A memorial celebration will follow from 3-5pm at the Methodist Church. In case of inclement weather the graveside service will be held at the church. Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse, MI is assisting the family. Friends may sign Patricia's guest book or send condolences at www. jacobsonfuneralhome. com To to the family or in memory of Patricia Ann (Anderson) Champine, please

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Philip Medlin

Nov 04, 1951 - Oct 12, 2023

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L'Anse, MI

Philip Medlin, age 71, of L'Anse, Michigan passed away on Thursday, October 12th, 2023 at Bayside Village in L'Anse, MI. He was born November 4, 1951 in Rocky Mount, NC son of Auburn and Lucille (Driver) Medlin. Philip grew up and attended school in Rocky Mount. He married Trudy House on November 24, 1984 in Rocky Mount. Philip was a self employed paint contractor, retiring in 2020. In 2020, he and his wife moved to L'Anse, MI to be closer to family. Surviving are his wife Trudy Medlin of L'Anse; children, Terrell Medlin and Nikki (Terry) Johnson both of Rocky Mount, McDonough Lee (Dwayne) Whitley and Skylar (Benjamin) Bakewell both of L'Anse; brother Willard (Teresa) Medlin of Rocky Mount; nine grandchildren, Jameson, Leanne, Jessica, Caleb, and Brittin Boone, Alex Johnson, Thea, Addalynn, and Oliver Bakewell; five great grandchildren, Karli, Caison, Kaislee, Colston, and Chloe Bissette. Preceding him in death are his parents Auburn and Lucille. The family will have a private celebration of life. The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family. Friends may sign Philip's guest book or send condolences at www. jacobsonfuneralhome. com. To to the family or in memory of Philip Medlin, please

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Larry Seratti

Apr 28, 1947 - Oct 06, 2023

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L'Anse, MI

Larry Dean Seratti, age 76 of Norway, MI passed away on Friday, October 6th, 2023 at his home with his family by his side Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse, MI To to the family or in memory of Larry Dean Seratti, please

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Leo Durant

Mar 16, 1939 - Sep 27, 2023

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L'Anse, MI

Leo Sam Durant Jr (Manny) ManidoMukwa (Spirit Bear), age 84 passed away September 27 at the home of his daughter, Amanda, in Milwaukee, WI after a courageous battle with cancer Leo was born in Baraga Mi on March 16, 1939 to Leo Sam Durant Sr and Bertha Nedeau He attended Baraga Area Schools later to receive a GED certificate He also attended Bay Mills Community College Ojibwe Language Immersion Program earning certificate He was a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and served for many years on the KBIC Cultural Committee Manny worked in the logging industry At one time he had his own company known as M & M Logging He worked in this business in Michigan and Washington state When he retired from logging he worked for KBIC Elder Nutrition as homebound meal deliverer He worked also for MI DHHS as a medical transporter He worked for KBIC Housing doing lawn maintenance also owning lawn mowing service Leo was an honored elder at the July 2019 KBIC Maawanjiiding Powwow He loved to sing and play guitar He played along with Bob Kilpela at the Senior Complex for singalongs One highlight was accompanying Jessica Dakota, violinist, at the Calumet Theater Leo is survived by his children, Amanda Durant of Milwaukee WI, Amadea Durant of Lyle, WA, Mitchell Durant of L'Anse MI Robert Santiago AZ Also surviving a sister, Catherine Sandquist of Baraga He had many grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces an nephews He truly loved his family Preceding him in death: his parents, children: Leona, Aaron, Leo Sam III, Steven Durant and Kimberly Soman Brothers: Dominic and Melvin Durant, Sisters: Martha Roy, Julia Cardinal, Leona Bolo, and Viola Banuchie Traditional Service and fire will be at the Ojibwa Senior Center, Baraga with visitation: Saturday, September 30, at 7 pm followed by feast The funeral ceremony will be on Sunday, October 1st with visitation 11am, Ceremony 12pm, Feast Burial will be in the Assinins Cemetery in Baraga Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family Friends may sign Leo's guest book or send condolences at www jacobsonfuneralhome com To to the family or in memory of Leo Sam Durant, please

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Hugo Gomez

Feb 16, 1960 - Sep 14, 2023

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L'Anse, MI

Hugo Manuel Gordillo Gomez February 16, 1960 - September 14, 2023 Writer, journalist, human rights activist. Lover, husband, father, friend. Born in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Hugo Gordillo was raised by his grandmother, Dona Elvira Alvarado Velasquez, in the province of Retalhuleu. From 1980-2012, he worked as a journalist, focusing on human rights and social inequality, and received three UNICEF prizes for journalism. Gordillo was the founder of the PEN Writers' Center of Guatemala, which supports journalists, writers, and editors. In 2014, Hugo moved to Houghton, Michigan, where he could be seen walking his white dog Sarah in all kinds of weather. He saw the beauty in every everyday thing: autumn leaves, growing garlic, squirrels, the sparkling snow. He was a great lover of art, culture, whisky, justice and freedom. Gordillo quickly became part of the cultural fabric of Houghton, offering Spanish lessons and sharing his poetry and writing. In 2019, the Michigan Tech Superior Wind Symphony performed !Fiesta! - a concert based on his poems for children, which was also released on Spotify. He was the author of 14 books; a frequent poet at literary festivals in Guatemala, Mexico, and Honduras; and the recipient of multiple awards for literature in the Floral Games of Guatemala. His short story, Beethoven, will be published posthumously. Writer Rudy Alfonzo Gomez Rivas notes, "To speak of Hugo Gordillo as a writer is to refer to a captivating, delirious, incisive narrator because his literature is committed to the good treatment of language. He is a writer full of unique, biting qualities, full of fine and delicate humor, where sarcasm sometimes came to light. All that remains is to thank Gordillo for his literary legacy. It is the task of those of us who read him and knew him to continue rewriting history and our own lives with his literature. " Hugo was dedicated to his wife, his family, his friends, his community, and his pets. He is survived by his wife, Lisa "Tenchita" Gordillo; his children, Gabriela Gordillo Granados and Gustavo Gordillo Granados; brother Alfredo Gordillo; cousin Carolina Hernandez Gordillo and her children Constanza Marcela Cifuentes Hernandez and Ervin Cifuentes Hernandez; in-laws Alice and Earl Johnson; and sister- and brother-in law, Lora and Brandon Strayer. A celebration of Hugo's life will be held on Saturday, November 4 at 3pm at The Canterbury House in Houghton, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Hugo's name to The Canterbury House for the work that they do to create a welcoming community for all. Checks should be made out to: Episcopal Association for College Work (EACW). 1405 E. Houghton Ave. Houghton, MI 49931 Hugo Manuel Gordillo Gomez 16 de febrero de 1960-14 de septiembre de 2023 Escritor, periodista, activista de derechos humanos. Amante, esposo, padre, amigo. Nacido en la Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala, Hugo Gordillo fue criado por su abuela, Dona Elvira Alvarado Velasquez, en la provincia de Retalhuleu. De 1980 a 2012, trabajo como periodista, centrandose en los derechos humanos y la desigualdad social, y recibio tres premios UNICEF de periodismo. Gordillo fue el fundador del Centro de Escritores PEN de Guatemala, que apoya a periodistas, escritores y editores. En 2014, Hugo se mudo a Houghton, Michigan, donde se le podia ver paseando a su perra blanca Sarah en todo tipo de clima. Vio la belleza en cada cosa cotidiana: las hojas de otono, el cultivo de ajos, las ardillas, la nieve resplandeciente. Fue un gran amante del arte, la cultura, el whisky, la justicia y la libertad. Gordillo rapidamente se convirtio en parte del tejido cultural de Houghton, ofreciendo lecciones de espanol y compartiendo su poesia y escritos. En 2019, la Michigan Tech Superior Wind Symphony interpreto !Fiesta! - un concierto basado en sus poemas para ninos, que tambien fue lanzado en Spotify. Fue autor de 14 libros; poeta frecuente en festivales literarios en Guatemala, Mexico y Honduras; y ganador de multiples premios de literatura en los Juegos Florales de Guatemala. Su cuento, Beethoven, se publicara postumamente. El escritor Rudy Alfonzo Gomez Rivas dice, "Hugo Gordillo representa y forma parte de la historia de la literatura castellana. Hablar de Hugo Gordillo como escritor es referirse a un narrador cautivante, delirante, incisivo porque su literatura esta comprometida con el buen trato del lenguaje. Hugo Gordillo es un escritor lleno de cualidades unicas mordaz, lleno de humor fino y delicado, donde el sarcasmo salia a relucir a veces. Solo queda agradecer a Gordillo por el legado literario que nos ha heredado. Es tarea de quienes lo leimos y lo conocimos seguir reescribiendo la historia y nuestra propia vida con su literatura. " Hugo estaba dedicado a su esposa, su familia, sus amigos, su comunidad y sus mascotas. Le sobreviven su esposa, Lisa "Tenchita" Gordillo; sus hijos, Gabriela Gordillo Granados y Gustavo Gordillo Granados; hermano Alfredo Gordillo; la prima Carolina Hernandez Gordillo y sus hijos Constanza Marcela Cifuentes Hernandez y Ervin Cifuentes Hernandez; los suegros Alice y Earl Johnson; y cunada y cunado, Lora y Brandon Strayer. El sabado 4 de noviembre a las 3 p. m. se llevara a cabo una celebracion de la vida de Hugo en The Canterbury House en Houghton, Michigan. En lugar de flores, se pueden hacer donaciones en nombre de Hugo a The Canterbury House por el trabajo que realizan para crear una comunidad acogedora para todos. Los cheques deben hacerse a nombre de: Episcopal Association for College Work (EACW). 1405 E. Houghton Ave. Houghton, MI 49931

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