Jan 31-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: January: Jan 31-05
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 06:42 am:

The first month of the new year has come and gone. We keep memories alive with our monthly memorial tradition adding the names of friends and relatives that have left us:

David Clish
Reino 'Ray' Erkkila
Willard Kauppi
John King
Rev. Fr. Francis Srebernak
Clark Turcotte
Evelyn Turnquist
Jodi Vichich
The men and women serving our country who have given all

Feel free to add the names of someone special whom would like to honor on this page…

p.s. Remember to add any new arrivals for January, as we will include them on the daily page, beginning tomorrow.
By Tim, Downstate on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 06:52 am:

In memory of my Brother, Dennis.

What a beautiful picture to remember those we have lost...and to know that they are in a better place.

By Paul and Cora, Webberville Trolls on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 07:02 am:

In memory of Stanley Kurtz, a WWII marine who died this month.

By Yooper in Indiana on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 07:30 am:

In memory of Vic Crawley whom spent the summer months at Eagle Harbor and the remainder of the year in St. Louis. Many fond memories.

By Scott stuck in Indiana on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 07:39 am:

I would like to take this time to remember two people one famous and the other a legend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. First the one and only Johnny Carson he was the best and will be missed by family and a nation. The other is
Ray "Roscoe" Hagerman, Roscoe went to I.M.S. for over 35 years of opening weekend of time trials.
It was one night at the famous track Roscoe did the bungee jump and became a legend. You will live on forever in our hearts and memories. As your neice said at your funeral people die, legends live on forever

By Korpelas, South Range on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 07:40 am:

In memory of our niece, Sandra (Lampinen) Armstrong, of San Bruno, CA, daughter of Edna and Wilbert Lampinen of Houghton Canal.

By DonnaMac on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 07:41 am:

Arline Clemens..the most incredible woman that owned and operated Pik Qik Market in Lake Linden. She was a part of my (and many other's) growing up...she listened, she shared, and she was always there...she epitomized FRIENDSHIP. What a wonderful addition to Heaven!!

By Sarah, Stuck in Ohio on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 07:48 am:

In memory of Betty Kinsler who died suddenly last month. Her gift of music was a gift to everyone.

By N.L. Illinois on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:15 am:

I'm so sorry to here of Mrs Clemens passing, I grew up in the neighborhood and my sister and I were friends with Darlene.We all went to school together.

By Walter Sands/clinton Twp. on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:25 am:

Please remember the servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrafice for our country this month. Craig L Nelson 21,Pedro A Munoz 47,Damien T ficek 26,Jeff LeBrun 21,Brian P Parrello 19,Jason E Smith 21,Jeremy R Wright 31,Thomas E houser 22,Cory R DePew 21,Otie J McVey 53,Foster Pinkston 47,Julio C Cisneros-Alvarez 22,Kenneth G VonRonn20, Curtis L Wotten 3ed 20,Kurt J Comeaux 34,Christopher J Babin 27,Huey P.L,Fassbender 24,Bradley J Bergeron 25,Armand L Frickey 20,WarrenA Murphy 29,Jimmy D Buie 44,Jeremy W McHalffey 28,Joshua S Marcum 33,Zachariah S Davis 25,Bennie J Washington 25,Joseph E Fite 23,Dwayne J McFarlane Jr. 20,Daniel F Guastaferro 27, William F Manuel 34,Robert W Sweeney 3ed. 22,MIchael J Smith 24,Brian A Mack 36,Matthew W Holloway 21,Juan R Rodrigues-Velasco 23,Gunnar D Becker 19,Nathaniel T Swindell 24,Paul C Holter 3ed. 21,Jayton D Patterson 26,Francis C Obaji 21,Alain L Kamolvathin 21,Thomas E Vitagliano 33, George R Geer 27,Christopher J Sullivan 29,Jesus Fonseca 19,Kyle W Childress 29, Joe F Lusk 2nd. 25, Nainoa K Hoe 27,Jose C Rangel 43,Leonard W Adams 42,Brett D Swank 24,William S Kinzer Jr. 27,John D House 28,Johnathan W Bowling 23,Kadl R Linn 20,Christopher L Weaver 24,Jesse W Strong 24,Paul C Alaniz 32,Jonathan E Etterling 22,Lyle L Gordon 30,Brian C Hopper 21,Saeed Jafarkhani-Torshizi Jr. 24,Sean P Kelly 23,Dexter S Kimble 30,Allan Klein 34,Mourad Ragimov 20,Rhonald D Rairdan 20,Hector Ramos 20,Darrell J Schumann 25,Dustin M Shumney 30,Matthew R Smith 24,Joseph B Spence 24,James L Morre 24,Stephen P Johnson 24,Fred L Maciel 20,Jose C Rangel 43,Brian D Bland 26,Michael W Finke Jr. 28,TRavis J Fuller 26,Timothy M Gibson 23,Richard A Gilbert Jr. 26,Kyle J Grimes 21,Tony L Hernandez 22,Nathan K Moore 22,Gael Saintvil 24,Nathan A Schubert 22Michael L Starr Jr. 21,Kevin m Luna 26,Taylor J Burk 21,Jonathan S Beatty 22,Viktar Yolkin 24,Timothy A Knight 22,Javier Marin 29.Jonathan R Reed 25,Christopher Ramsey 34,Michael Evens,Andrew K Ferrar Jr. 31,Michael Carlson 22,Joseph Bradley. 9 Pending notification of next of kin. 1431 Killed,10622 Wounded.

By RCW on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:44 am:

A Great Comedian JOHNNY CARSON.

By Sarah, Central WI on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:53 am:

In loving memory of my Uncle, Dick Sheen, who passed away on January 20th. He would come up to Ontonagon for a couple days each year to pick up my Aunt. You will be missed but will remain in our hearts forever.

By Brion, WI on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 09:08 am:

Leslie Seppala - He grew up in Laurium, the son of a Finnish immigrant. He went off to school, fought in WWII (flew a Mustang), raised a family in Detroit, built his own successful business. See the link from the Free Press about his life. Quite a remarkable man.


By Ron Syria on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 09:11 am:

In memory of Margo Syria, my wife, partner, and best friend for over 43 years. She lost her battle with cancer on January 6. I really miss you, hon.

By Patti Wisconsin on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 09:15 am:

In the morning of February 1st.it will be 3 years that I lost my brother Jerry Nordmark.He will live forever in my heart.

By Donna in Muskegon on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 09:24 am:

In loving memory of a wonderful father and all around good guy, Albert Utzman who passed away on January 27, 1972. It has been many years, but still remember him like it was yesterday. Used to have Utzman's restaraunt in Calumet. Miss you dearly, dad.

By Yooper in MN on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 09:25 am:

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

By Connie, Ft. Belvoir VA on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 09:34 am:

In loving memory of Joel Woehr 25, and his sister Jessica Powell 30, who died last week in a boating accident in Thailand.
For all the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrafice......

By eg on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 09:37 am:

In memory of our mother, Nathaline Gariepy, formerly Nathaline Reilly of Laurium. Passed away on December 31, 2004. Raised eight children with our father, Arthur Paul Gariepy. Dad was born and raised in Hubbell. Mom was lucky to find another good man after dad died, Ernest Poliuto, originaly from Calumet.

By PJF on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 09:37 am:

In Memory of my Uncle, Clement Lewandowski who passed away late last week. He was a Master Sargent and tanker under Patton in North Africa and Italy, where he was severly wounded. My God Bless him and all Veterans.

By Greta, remembering in Milw on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 09:53 am:

In memory of Tony Lopez and Theresa Ruppe - two folks who helped make my growing up years in Ironwood a safe and cheerful place. Also, in memory of my grandmother Signe Anderson, who would have turned 98 on Jan 28th. May God bless all their descendents.

By LuAnn on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 10:07 am:

In memory of my brother, Bill Kruk, who just died in Calumet, his adopted home for many years and the place that he loved the best. Only God knows the circumstances of your death, and perhaps one day someone will get the courage to speak out about what they know.

By Jim of Ann Arbor on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 10:08 am:

In memory of Elizabeth Moray, passed over to the other side on
Jan. 26, 2003. My friend, partner, lover, wife, my everything, 'til
we were in our thirtyfifth year together. I will remember and
miss her everyday for the rest of my life. She loved the

By Ann Tomlinson in Mi. on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 10:27 am:

In loving memory of Ray Victor Jarvi who passed away in Chandler, Az. on Jan. 9, 2005. Dad loved the Copper Country - growing up in Ahmeek, living in Hubbell, and spending many wonderful days in Eagle Harbor! His wisdom will be missed!

By Tanya, Orion Twp. MI on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 10:34 am:

In memory of my Grandfather Paul Siira, who passed away 18 January. The day before his 87th birthday. You are happy now to be with Grandma.

By Beverly - the Keweenaw on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 10:39 am:

In memory of my Uncle, Robert Umbreit Sr. a veteran of WWII, and his daughter, my cousin Beth Ann. Uncle Bob was wheelchair bound and Beth Ann suffered from MS. Both died in a tragic house fire last week in Cass City, MI. Their funerals are today and although I can't be there, my heart is with the family.

By Lori... Commerce Twp on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 10:42 am:

In memory of Mike Houle, who died last week. May you rest peacefully cousin...I will remember him for his compilation of Houle history and artwork, his passion for the outdoors and his love of family. I'll miss his big warm hugs.

By Matt, Hartland on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 10:45 am:

In loving memory of George Williams, he could make the simplest walks through town exciting, and was a man always willing to give a helping hand.

By Dar, Manton, MI on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 10:46 am:

In loving memory of our brother in law and friend, Wayne Hartmann, truly a brave man, who lost his battle with cancer on April 23, 2004. Also our sweet cousin Janet Trasti, who also lost her battle with cancer. We miss you both.

By Paul on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 10:53 am:

In Loving memory:

Matthew Shabal Sr. (Grandfather)
Mary Shabal (Grandmother)
Mary (Shabal)Rozman (Aunt)
Anna (Shabal) Verbanic (Aunt)
Matt Shabal (Uncle)
Frank Shabal (Uncle)
Toni(Shabal) Meyer (Aunt)
Martha (Shabal) Perko (Mother)
Margaret (Shabal) Petrtyl

By Mike, Hartland on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 10:56 am:

I second that Matt. George was a man who really knew how to use his head to make a day enjoyable.

By Mary, Laurium,MI on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:10 am:

In loving memory of my sister-in-law and dear friend Jean Antilla, who passed away this month.
She was raised in Nashville,TN.,and moved here fifty some years ago, after she married my brother. She loved living here , snow and all, and will be greatly missed by many.

By shelly on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:13 am:

Still miss you Mom! I know you and Aunt Carole are now both together and the cares of this life are gone! Thank you for all that you taught us!

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:19 am:

In memory of Al Zielinski who lost his battle with cancer on Jan. 4th, 2005. Gone but not forgotten.

By po, mi. on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:24 am:

Georgia Oesterle January 27, 1979, age 46, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister. Forever in our hearts!

By Mel, Kansas on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:36 am:

In loving memory of the Grandfather I never met, who passed away on January 26, 1977. Hubert 'Mack' McEowen... how I miss the fishing we were never able to get in together. Photographer, painter, and traveller.

By Tom, Green Bay on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:46 am:

In memory of:
Michael Houle
Arne Kemppa

By Carl K., LL. on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:49 am:

In memory of my sister, Norma Kiilunen Holmboe, of Alaska, who passsed away two years ago today, Jan. 31st. She is sadly missed by her husband Tor, family and friends. She loved the great outdoors, fishing, hunting, trapping and picking wild berries in the back country of Alaska.
Also, in memory of my brother-in-law Paul Siira
of Ahmeek who passed away Jan. 18th. He enjoyed playing hockey and baseball in early life.

By Mohawkfinn on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:51 am:

In memory of our mother Anna Mongeau (Waara)

Don, Nancy, & Glenn

By LZ, MI on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:54 am:

Lorraine (D'Alberto) Baumel who passed away Jan. 26th, 1992. Naturalist, gardener, artist, - miss you every day Mom.

By Mary/Lake Linden on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 12:08 pm:

In memory of Rita Kroenke of Lake Linden. She lost her battle with Cancer. From all of her many good friends. You will no longer suffer Rita and I know that The Lord is holding you in comfort.

In memory of Enes Clouthier of Hubbell.

In memory of Father Henry Mercier who passed away 14 years ago on Jan. 26th.

May all these souls rest in peace with the Lord

By am missing on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 12:43 pm:

Robin and Gene

By Lyndelle Chiomenti, Frederick, MD on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 12:46 pm:

Today's picture reminds me so much of a poem by Emily Dickenson. I won't quote the entire poem, just the following:

"There's a certain slant of light
on winter afternoons . . .

When it comes, the landscape listens,
shadows hold their breath.

When it leaves,
'tis like the look of distance
on the face of death."

Heartfelt sympathy to all who have lost loved ones in January.

By JP on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 12:49 pm:

In memory of Duane Peterson of Hubbell who died thirteen years ago on January 12th. His gentle humor will long be remembered.

By Helen of St. Johns on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 01:31 pm:

In memory of my loving sister, Stella Jarvi who for years dealth with her rhumatoid artheritis. She passed away on January 1, 2005. She would have been 91 this coming April. We miss her greatly, but know she is in a better place with no more suffering and pain.

By Mark in Coulee Dam, Wa on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 01:36 pm:

In memory of my mother, Vera Igo, who passed away January 5th. She enjoyed a favorite part of her life in the Copper Country and on Isle Royale. She will be deeply missed.

By Sue - born in MI, now in TX on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 01:42 pm:

In loving memory of Dad, Richard Lahti, who would have turned 78 on January 22. We lost him this past February.
Dad, Rusty's time had come, so we sent him on to meet you on Saturday, January 29. I know he is jumping again for joy to see you.


By Roger illinois on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 02:05 pm:

In memory of Dennis A. Anderson who left us ten years ago this month. Viet Nam vet and lover of the UP. Our prayers are also with all those that are serving our country.

By Mickey, MI on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 02:59 pm:

Let's not forget Rita Kroenke. Her funeral was today at Saint Joseph Church in Lake Linden. What a trooper!

By Candy, CA on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 03:16 pm:

Evelyn Matson of Iroquois Street in Laurium passed away on Saturday. She was feisty and full of life for the 13 years I spent living next to her. I'll bet she was the same way right up until she went to meet her departed family. She was a wonderful, strong, intelligent woman with an independent spirit and a heart of gold, and she will be missed by her many nieces and nephews.

By Cherie Coe, California on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 03:18 pm:

In memory of my parents, Robert and Margaret Coe, formerly of Marquette, Michigan. They are loved and missed more than words can say.

By jAPEi on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 03:22 pm:

In loving memory of Helmi and Uno Loukinen..Ontonagon/MI

By Patt on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 03:25 pm:

With great sadness I add the name of Steven Michael Wilmoth 7-30-52 to 1-27-05.

By PFD, MI on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 05:12 pm:

In loving memory of a favorite cousin, Michael J. Houle, who passed away on 1-21-05, and took his last trip home to the UP on 1-27-05. May you rest in peace among the tall pines.......God Bless You, Mike.

By gw-houghton on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 06:17 pm:

In Memory of John & Betty Ravasz who would have been married 59 yrs this Feb 9. You are in my thoughts every day!!!

By Helen in Hubbell on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 06:38 pm:

In memory of Rita Kronke (sp ?) whose memorial was this morning. I will miss her laugh and smile. She tried so hard to make things nice for her boys after divorce.....we shared allot of feelings while working together for K. Home Services..... Her pain is gone but her memory will live on.

By ace,tx on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 06:56 pm:

In memory of "Taco Jean," Jean Antilla who pasted away a few weeks ago. Worked with her & she was a very special person,always a smile & hello. She well be missed & my she rest in peace. Hello to Mary,hope to see you next summer.

By CC friend on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 07:02 pm:

Although they were in different times of their lives, Jean Antilla and Jodi Vichich were taken way, way too soon. Both special ladies with lots to live for, whose kids will miss their mom forever.

By ILMHitCC on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:03 pm:

Rest peacefully, Sully Kauppi. Very few people knew his name was Willard - he's always been Sully. A truly remarkable man who married a truly remarkable woman and led a truly remarkable life. There's none tougher. The Keweenaw will never be the same without your war stories, woods stories, Lake stories and ingenious one-liners! Nor will predicting the weather ever be as accurate - you were your own walking almanac. It's the end of an Era.

By Soldier in Colorado on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:03 pm:

My dad, William Jarvi. He left us Jan. 7, he was a great man and will truly be missed. I love you dad.

By Shirley Laurin, Farmington Hills, MI on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:26 pm:

I was saddened to hear about Sully Kauppi. I remember him from growing up in Gay--used to babysit a couple of his children. He and Shirley were a remarkable couple and "salt of the earth" kind of people and friends to everyone. Stopped in Copper Harbor to see them last summer while on vacation. My condolences go out to his family and all of those people lucky enough to enjoy his friendship. Rest in peace, Sully.

By SarahK, MI troll in FL on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:25 pm:

My love and thoughts go out to Gladys Grace...passed away two days ago...she will be greatly missed by the entire Bush/Grace family

By Cindy, Washington on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 - 01:42 am:

In memory of my father, Silas Israelson, who passed away 33 years ago on January 7th. Still greatly missed.

By Andytofu, Sedar Bay on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 - 04:39 am:

In memory of Bill Lassila who passed away two years ago. We miss you much, Bill.

By Susan, Fl on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 - 05:15 am:

"In memory yet green" of my grandfather, Francis Simeon Caryl...it was he who first took me to the UP...forever grateful and still missing him after all these years...died Jan 9, 1970.

By John Eister, Michigan on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 - 09:29 am:

Please add to your monthly memory tradition the

name of brother, James W. Eister who passed

away January 7th, 2005 in Florida. Will be

sadly missed.

By Lori... Commerce Twp on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 - 01:40 pm:

The snow covered pines, in memory of Michael J. Houle, February 20, 1935 to January 21 2005...pines

By Elaine Nelson, New Mexico on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 - 05:41 pm:

In loving memory of my Father, Kenneth Bernhardt Pekuri of Champion, Michigan, who passed away on December 28th, 2004. All us kids love you and miss you.

By Trish, WA on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 - 07:48 pm:

In memory of our beloved aunt, Mae Erickson Jensen, who
passed away on January 17. She was such a sweetie and
we'll be missing her.

By Pam, Apple Valley, MN on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 - 08:55 pm:

In loving memory of Harold Mills (1912-1/27/05).

By Pete Kowaleski on Wednesday, February 2, 2005 - 08:07 pm:

Need desperately a picture of the sand dunes (or sand dune drive) between Eagle River and Eagle Harbor !!!

By Ben Larson, Traprock, MI on Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 10:49 pm:

Candy, thanks for the words of your old neighbor, you were always nice to the Matson's and Emma is still plugging. I don't often check this site, but my mom had heard that you had written something nice and I wanted to let you know that it was received and appreciated. Emma is 92! Hope all is well in Cal. Things in this Cal. seem to be just fine. Your pal Benj

By USN Corpsman, Lost Highway on Friday, February 4, 2005 - 03:36 pm:

To all my fallen brothers and sisters. Marty, Matt, Allen, Coe, Jimmy, and the rest...I'm sorry I couldn't be there for you, and I'm sorry I couldn't do more. Remember what they say, If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heaven's scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.

Bring our troops home. 1400 is enough.

By Maureen, Texas on Monday, February 7, 2005 - 11:29 am:

In loving memory of my Dad, Richard M. Lahti, who passed away February 8,2004 and Rusty Holland who passed away January 29,2005. Dad, we all love you and miss you. We dedicate a song to you, "You Were Always There". Another special song is one of your favorites, "I Believe in Angels". Rusty, we all love and miss you, too. We'll meet you at Rainbows Bridge with Kris and Daniels and all the other special doggy angels.

By Pam, Hancock MI on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 12:43 pm:

In memory of my dad, Bill Givens.

By SCP, LA on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 11:16 pm:


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