Dec 31-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: December: Dec 31-05
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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 08:12 am:

With a pleasant, almost 3-dimensional view of the Big Lake (and our thanks to Greta Jones), we bid farewell to 2005, and say good-bye to friends and relatives who have journeyed 'beyond the sunset' this month:

Raymond E. Dube
Janet Gamache
Wilfred "Pewee" Gunnari
Betty James
Albert Kariniemi
Mary "Grandma Dodie" Kitchen
Ylonda Viola
Those who died defending freedom

Our list this month includes a couple of former residents of Still Waters, where Pasty Central was born almost a decade ago. I personally will always remember Pewee Gunnari, who lived many years at Still Waters with his brother. You could always count on Pewee having a Daily Mining Gazette rolled up in his back pocket, as he strolled between the wings of the building, remembering his many years with the post office. Pewee was born in Bumbletown in 1916, and passed on at Houghton County Medical Care facility on December 11.

We invite you to add the name of one you remember to this memorial list, perhaps even some we have missed earlier in 2005. Today we complete another 365 daily pictures, and archive another year. Although our window on the world mainly highlights the beautiful and historic region known as the Upper Peninsula, we all have a connection to God's Country.

Thanks for stopping by Pasty Central. May you and yours have a healthy, happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Charlie and Edie Hopper
Eagle River, Michigan
James Ludos (Homesick) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 08:33 am:


Tom Mueller
Jim Carstens
Carl LaBlanc
Phil Sladek

By Walter M Sands (Wsands) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 08:51 am:

Please Remember The Servicemen And Women Who Have Made The Ultimate Sacrifice For Our Country. Joshua D Snyder,Donald J Hasse 28,Jerry W Mills Jr. 23,WIlliam D Richardson 30,Brent A Adams 40,Daniel J Clay 27,John M Holmason 20,David a Huhn 24,Adam W Kaiser 19,Robert T Martinez 20,Anthony T McElveen 20,Scott T Modeen 24,Andrew G Patten 19, Andy A Stevens 29,Craig N Watson 21,Grzogorz Jakoniuk 25,William G Taylor 26,Richard L Schild 40,Daniel M Cuka 27,Philip L Travis 41,Philip A Dodson Jr. 42,Marcus S Futrell 20,Jimmy L Shelton 21,Thomas C Siekert 20,Brian A Wright 19,Michael C Taylor 23,Joseph P Bier 22,Kevin J smith 28,Clarence L Floyd Jr. 28,Spencer L Akers 35,James S Moudy 37,Julia V Atkins 22,Adrian N Orosco 26,Milton Rivera-Vargas 55,Lex S Nelson 21,Keith A Bennett 32,Travis L Nelson 41,Kenith Casica 32,Jared W Kubasak 25,Curtis A Mitchell 28,Michael B Presley 21,Michael S zyla 32,Btian C Karim 22,James C Kesinger 32,Peter J Navarro 20,Kenneth B Pospisil 35,John D Morton 31,Joseph A Lucas 23,Timothy R Boyce 29,Joseph Alan Lucas 23,Adam R Fales 21,Samuel L Tapia 20,johnnie V Mason 32,Michael J Cleary 24,Richard Junior D Naputi 24,Benjamin T Britt 24,William Lopez-Feliciano 33,Joseph J Andres Jr. 34,Regina C Reali 25,Cheyenne C Willey 36,Myla L Maravillosa 24,Anthony O Cardinal 20,Sergio Gudino 22,Dane O Carver 20,Dominic R Coles 25,Richard M Salter 44,Iasias E Santos 28,Lance S Sage 26,Joshua M Morberg 20,Jason D Hasenauer 21,Tobias C Meister 30,Aaron M Forbes 24, 3 Pending Notification Of Next Of Kin. 2177 Killed , 16155 Wounded.

By Brian Thomas (Bootjackboy) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 09:08 am:

I'd like to remember Uncle Willard Erickson passed away just about Christmas at the nursing home in Hancock....a farmer and businessman from $$$bay...he was a wonderful man...had a long life. I remember spending nights at his house with he and my aunty the fun I had with all the animals they had on the farm.

By Robinohio (Robinohio) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 09:10 am:

My Uncle, Joseph A Niemi. passed away December 23 2005 in Piqua, Ohio. He was the Son of the late Edward and Wilma (Fraki) Niemi of Hancock.Husband of Jorja Niemi. He was a Graduate of Michigan Tech University and lived in Hancock when he was there. He loved the U.P .loved to go up and go fishing. He was someone I could always count on and ,was a special person to a lot of us and will be missed very much by his family and friends

By arlene roberts (Arlo) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 09:52 am:

In memory of my father, George Hubert
"Hubby" Keturi. Born Beacon Hill 1923 and
passed from this world on December 7, 2005.
He was a beautiful, gentle soul and a man of
true integrity. I feel blessed and honored to
have known him as my father.

By Thomas C. Phillips (Tcp1) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 10:12 am:

Patricia Craig Schlaff - November 19, 1932 -- December 1, 2005
Married to Robert J. Schlaff for over 31 years.
Mother to 6, Grandmother to 11, Great-Grandmother to 1.
Nurse for over 50 years. Pioneering open heart surgery nurse -- 1950-1952.
Direct descendant of the Chene family, one of the founding families of Detroit.
Great Lakes single-handed sailor.

Greatly loved, greatly missed.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 10:34 am:

Prayers are with the family of Donald Brulla, formerly of Calumet, who passed away Tuesday and whose funeral is today. His wife, Linda, introduced me to pastycam years ago via the driveup window of the McDonald's where she works down here.

By cheryl rozman (Cotton) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 10:41 am:

In memory of my cousin Paul Averitt 62, from Hubbell. He died at his home on December 24,2005. He had diabetes for 14 years. It wasn't until the last few months that he was disabled with it. He had to take a leave of absence from his job at Walmart. He served in the U.S.Navy for 21 years then moved to Hubbell with his 3 children. He was a devoted father & a friendly & giving person. He will sadly be missed by his family & fellow employees at Walmart.
Also remember Eileen Andrews 90, from Hancock. She was my father's cousin. She also passed away on Dec 24th.

By Barbara Nelson (Barb) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 10:55 am:

Prayers to the family of long-time friend, Dennis Loyd. He is
rejoicing with Jesus!

By tammy williams (Nofudgieshere) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 11:16 am:

In memory of: Therese Rose Williams, Gladys Burns, Ed Burns, Clyde Flethcher,Paul Williams, Marilyn Heck, Bill Heck

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 12:01 pm:

In Memory of my father, John Ravasz from
Houghton, who passed away 2 yrs ago Dec 6, 2003.

By richard rank (Ric) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 12:26 pm:

in memory of my father,who died this month in 1999. richard rank of "rick's t.v." dollar bay.

By Marc Slis (Marc) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 12:29 pm:

I would like to remember my Grandfather, Robert Upchurch, Sr., who passed away in September.

By Candy Goulette (Cagoulet) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 01:06 pm:

We're remembering our mom, Marie Goulette, who passed away Dec. 14, 2003. It's been two years, but it seems like yesterday. We miss you, Mom.

By lonesome yooper in NM (Jonasgirl) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 01:12 pm:

This is to remember my father, Wilbert "Kelly" Jonas, born in Laurium's Florida Location January 15, 1903, and died in Greenville Mississippi 40 years ago, December 11, 1965. He wanted to be buried in the Mississippi mud, so his bones rest there, but he is ever present as a guardian angel, although his physical presence has been greatly missed all these years. He would be happy to know I'll be settling back up in the Keweenaw when I retire in a coupla years.

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 01:24 pm:

Remembering a dear friend,Carol Dana Strombus,who died September 29th this year.

By Alex J. Tiensivu (Ajtiensivu) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 01:46 pm:

This is always a sad month as I remember my friend Billy Lydecker who was hit and killed by a car when we were 12 years old. I will never forget him.

By Ron Syria (Ron_syria) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 02:21 pm:

In memory of Margo, my wife, partner, and best friend for 43 years, who lost her battle with cancer in January. I miss you, Hon.

By Jim Nicholas (Jimn) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 04:15 pm:


By Kevin E. Musser (Copperrange) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 04:29 pm:

Remembering John Hassenforder, my father in-law, who passed away December 12, 2005. He leaves behind a large loving family who will miss him dearly. All those who knew him were enlightened and motivated by his diverse interests and knowledge.

By Stephanie (Stefani13) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 04:37 pm:

In memory of my grandfather, Herman A. Kinnunen, who passed away December 24, 1974.

Hello to you, cousin Rick Rank. It's been many years.

Stephanie Kinnunen Weisbrodt

By Helen (Heleninhubbel) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 05:23 pm:

Pastor Jack Wallace.....Detroit World Outreach in Redford Michigan died the end of May this year on his way to Africa to dedicate a new church. He was only 49......His teaching abilities were like none I have ever known...His goal was to reach the city people others stay away from. He bussed the poor and mentally challanged people in......he supplied food, clothes,training for jobs. The list could go on and on.........He loved his congergation and we all loved him. Pastor taught us so much from the Word.......He is greatly missed

By Jon Maninga (Yooper1963) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 07:04 pm:

Please remember my aunt Christine (Tina) Stajniger, who went home to the Lord on the 10th of this month.

This year marks the 5th anniversary of the passing of my mother..

May they both bask in the glory of the Lord..

By Connie, Eagle River Alaska (Connie8792) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 08:10 pm:

In loving memory of Grandpa Verne Rowe, Grandpa Gene Powell, cousin Joel Woher and cousin Jessica Powell all who passed in 2005.
Also in loving memory of Grandma Edith Jenich who passed 19 May 1999 and all the service men and women who gave their lives this past year.
Here's wishing 2006 is a safe, happy, healthy New Year for everyone!

By Connie, Eagle River Alaska (Connie8792) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 08:12 pm:

In loving memory of Alice Schoonover who recently passed after a long courageous battle with cancer.

By Jason Bessner (Jason) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 08:55 pm:

I would like to remember my Niece Leanne Bessner and my Grandmother Janet Dulong who passed away this year.

By Tanya K. (Missskippy) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 11:04 pm:

In memory of my Grandparents, Charlie and Rose Walstrom. It is 21 years this year that they went home to the Lord. Grandma in January and Grandpa in December 1985. I miss them dearly.

By Connie Pizzitola (Connie_co) on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 11:05 pm:

Nellie McNanniman was fatally hit by a car in December. I think it was 1972. Anyone who went to St. Ignatius Loyola at that time remembers her. She had the biggest funeral I have ever attended. Everyone knew her. She had a green plaid coat she always wore. God rest her soul.

By kathi jopek (Kathiscc) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 05:18 am:

In remembrance of Allison Marie. I think about you alot, baby girl.

By Brent in UPstate NY (Brent) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 09:27 am:

In memory of Jason Hasenauer

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 07:13 pm:

Missing my husband Hal Hunter, who passed away Apr 29 th of O5. Dec 30 would have been our 44 anniversary.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 08:21 pm:

Fran in GA: I'm saying a prayer for you right
now. Memories keep our loved ones alive.
I'm sure you have many wonderful ones of

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 08:52 pm:

Remembering, Pastor Gerold Brady - Gladstone
William Jaeger - Watson
Robert A. Holster, my Dad
Ellen M. (Maki)(Holster) Chopp, Mom
John Eric Karpinen, Mimi's Dad
Minnie Karpinen, Mimi's Mom

By Donald Mongeau (Mohawkfinn) on Monday, January 2, 2006 - 10:37 am:

In memory of my sister Betty (Maki) McKillop who passed away Dec. 26th 2005. Daughter of the late William Maki and Violet (Mytty) Maki.

By Michelle Tregembo Wilson (Michelle) on Monday, January 2, 2006 - 06:12 pm:

In memory of relatives who passed away this year:
Donald Kleven
Les "Cowboy" Tregembo
Mildred Kivela
Donald Guest

By Yooper in MN (Yooper_in_mn) on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 - 09:27 am:

In memory of my grandfathers, Mala and Tapio, and in memory of family friend Ray Wiig.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 12:34 am:

In memory of a special lady that spent her last six years living in my Adult Foster Care home, Irene Esther MacDonald - June 22, 1910 - Jan. 1, 2006...we'll miss you Irene.

By David Kooker (Dkooker) on Friday, January 6, 2006 - 01:28 pm:

In Memory of "Edna Mary Diotte Kooker McGinty" who passed from this world December 16th, 2005 at 93 years and 8 months old.

By Dave Zelisse (Davedatroll) on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 09:11 am:

In memory of Martha J. (Haapala) Wiard. Passed away December 23, 2005 at age 93. She was born and raised in Herman, attended the old Herman School. After grade school she found a room to board "down the hill" and attended L'anse High School. From there she went to the University of Michigan and graduated with a degree in nursing. She Married Harold Wiard who preceeded her in passing and is survived by their 3 children and thier spouses, grand children and great grand children.

Also in memory of Elmer Korpi of Traunik, married to Marietta and was a brother in law to Mrs. Wiard. He was 88 when he passed away this last summer. He was a lumberjack and also worked at the Pioneer Pellet Plant near Marquette.

They were both special friends and will be missed.

By Agent Double091 (Agent) on Friday, February 17, 2006 - 03:38 pm:

Reuben Sauvola
Robert "Steve" Mills
John Houle
Grandpa Taavola

Gods Peace.

By Rob Kitchen (Rgkitchen) on Saturday, May 13, 2006 - 01:01 am:

On this Mother's Day weekend I'd like to say:

Luv ya, Mom!

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