Obituaries

Antonia “Toni” Cowell

Antonia “Toni” Cowell, age 89, of Munising, died on Sunday, July 7, 2024 at Medilodge of Munising. She was born on May 11, 1935 to Sylvester and Jeanette (Pawielski) Carlson. Toni graduated from Sacred Heart School and then Wm. G. Mather High School in 1952. She married Donald L. Lassila in October of 1955 and together they raised their three children. They spent a lot of time in the woods brook trout fishing, berry picking, snowshoeing, and spending every Sunday with family on Sixteen Mile Lake. Don preceded her in death in September of 1978. Toni worked for many years at Kimberly Clark in the Finishing Room and then Montgomery Wards and then Ben Franklin. She then went to work at Peoples State Bank, starting out as a teller and progressing to bookkeeper and retired in the early 2000’s. In 1981, she went on her first date with Bob Cowell to an NMU/MTU hockey game. They were married in 1988. Toni and Bob enjoyed taking bus tours, bowling, and golfing together. Bob taught her how to play Bridge and Toni learned well, traveling to tournaments together. Bob preceded her in death in 2006. Toni loved parties, particularly with her family. She entertained like no other with food galore and “complex” Jello shots with a squirt of “kkkk” (Reddi-wip) on top. Toni loved to decorate for every holiday. The outside of her home was a spectacle for all to enjoy. The inside was even more spectacular for those who entered!
Read MoreAntonia “Toni” Cowell

Amorette “Ami” Claire Miron

Amorette “Ami” Claire Miron, age 89, of Munising, died late Tuesday evening, July 9, 2024 at the Trillium Hospice Home in Marquette Services were held on Tuesday, July 16, 2024. Interment will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Munising at a later date. Ami’s obituary and tribute wall may be found at bowermanfuneralhome. net
Read MoreAmorette “Ami” Claire Miron

Nancy I. Phillipson

Nancy I. Phillipson, age 72, of Munising died on Monday, July 1, 2024 under the loving care of her family and North Woods Hospice at Harbour View Assisted Living in Munising. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Carl and Barbara (Haught) Smock on March 4, 1952. Nancy grew up in St. Louis, Michigan where she lived on the family farm and attended elementary school in a one room schoolhouse until sixth grade. She graduated from St. Louis High School in 1970 and then attended Central Michigan University. Nancy married Emmett L. Phillipson on October 13, 1973. Together, Emmett and Nancy began raising their family in Coleman, Michigan where Nancy worked at the Coleman Super Market. The family moved to the Upper Peninsula in 1988, and Nancy started working at Hub’s Super Valu. Nancy earned a correction’s certificate from Northern Michigan University and began working for the Department of Corrections in 1993 until 2010 when she retired as a resident unit officer. Nancy was a talented bowler. She enjoyed telling stories, spending time at the beach, cutting grass, blowing snow, watching Law and Order SVU, and spending many hours on counted cross stitch projects. Nancy loved being with her grandchildren.
Read MoreNancy I. Phillipson

Rodger Clarence Swanson

Rodger Clarence Swanson, most recently of Munising, died on Friday, May 24, 2024, following a fall. Services will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 in Munising. Visiting time with family and friends will be from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Bowerman Funeral Home. Rodger’s memorial Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Munising at 2:00 p.m. bowermanfuneralhome.net
Read MoreRodger Clarence Swanson

Phyllis Nadine Brock

Phyllis Nadine Brock, age 89, of Munising, died peacefully with her loving family by her side on Monday, April 8, 2024 in Panama City, Florida. A celebration of life gathering will be held at the Brock family home (E9713 Old Indiantown Road) on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.
Read MorePhyllis Nadine Brock

Barbara J. Feldhusen

A memorial service celebrating the life of Barbara J. Feldhusen will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, at Sacred Heart Church in Munising. Barbara died at 71 November 28, 2023 in Katy, Texas. A luncheon in the church basement will follow the service.
Read MoreBarbara J. Feldhusen

Gary Paul VanLandschoot

Gary Paul VanLandschoot passed away at home on December 17, 2023 at the age of 70, with loved ones at his side. Graveside services will be held at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Munising on Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.
Read MoreGary Paul VanLandschoot

Marlene Ann Robbins

Marlene Ann Robbins, age 87, of Chatham and formerly of Munising, died Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at Munising Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Visitation will be on Saturday, June 22, 2024 at Eden Lutheran Church in Munising from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m.
Read MoreMarlene Ann Robbins