Obituaries

STEPHANIE DORIS NYMAN

Longtime Grand Marais resident, Stephanie Doris Nyman, 79, died Tuesday morning February 7, 2023 at her residence in the comfort of her loving family and the care of North Woods Home Care and Hospice. Born October 3, 1943 in Sault Ste.
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LEONARD A. RUKKILA

Negaunee - Leonard A. Rukkila, 94, of Negaunee, and formerly of Eben Jct, died early Friday morning, February 3, 2023, at Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette where he had been a resident for two months.
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PETER “DUD” JOHN HEYRMAN, JR.

Munising - Peter “Dud” John Heyrman, Jr., 46, of Munising passed away peacefully on the morning of Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at UP Health System in Marquette, Mich. with loved ones around him.
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ROBERT “BOBBY” JOHN GAMELIN

Munising - Robert “Bobby” John Gamelin, 69, of Munising died at his home under the loving care of his family and North Woods Hospice on Wednesday evening, January 25, 2023, after spending months teaching his family and friends how to die with open hearts, an open door for visitors, love, laughs, and faith. He was born on July 28, 1953, in Munising to Louis J. and Elizabeth Agnes (Diotte) Gamelin. Bobby graduated from Wm. G. Mather High School in 1971 where he was a charter member of the Silver Echoes Drum and Bugle Corps. Bobby married Barbara Kochis on November 19, 1977. He was employed at Neenah Paper for over 33
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Judith K. “Jude” DesJardins

Munising - Judith K. “Jude” DesJardins, 70, of Munising died Saturday, January 14, 2023, at her home under the loving care of her longtime friend and companion Scot and Northwoods Home Hospice. Services will be held at a later date. Bowerman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Robert David Methot

Munising - Robert David Methot, 32, lifetime resident of Munising, died unexpectedly but peacefully on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at UPHS in Marquette following heart issues. Services are going to be held at Eden Lutheran Church in Munising on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Visiting time with family and friends will be from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Pastor Tera Kossow will conduct Bobby’s celebration of life service at 1 p.m. where all are welcome. A coffee fellowship will follow the service. Bowerman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Edwin Jalmer Jalonen

Eben Junction - Edwin Jalmer Jalonen, 87, of Eben died Thursday morning, January 12, 2023, at Medilodge of Munising where he had been receiving excellent care. He was born on May 17, 1935, in Eben to Jalmer and Celia (Robertson) Jalonen.
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Cherice “Cheri” Kathryn Hays

Cherice “Cheri” Kathryn Hays, 67, of Stewartville, Minn., was a caring daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She left this world suddenly on Friday, December 23, 2022, at Methodist Hospital.
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Deborah “Debbie” (Truckey) Servia

Deborah “Debbie” (Truckey) Servia, 61, of Munising died with her children by her side at Munising Memorial Hospital on Friday morning, December 23, 2022, following a lengthy respiratory illness. She was born on May 23, 1961, in Jackson, Mich.
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