Feb 29-04

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Charlie Hopper, Eagle River, MI on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 10:15 am:

In Memory:

Dr. Ralph Cooper
Dennis Smith
Charles Eugene Swinney
Martha Elizabeth Heide
Jim Chappell
Shirley Borsum
Keith Baratono
Naomi Johnson
Lillian Pearce

This "Leap Day" provides an extra 24 hours to share memories of some special people who have passed through this life. You are welcome to add the name of someone you would like to remember.

Just a personal note about 3 of these individuals. Two of our Eagle River neighbors passed away this month, Dr. Ralph Cooper and Lillian Pearce. Both of these folks were an inspiration in their own way. I'll never forget Mrs. Pearce splitting wood out in her yard, in spite of the weather and the years. Naomi Johnson served on the board of directors at Still Waters for some time, always an enthusiastic supporter of our efforts. We're thankful for such friends, who enriched the lives of those who knew them.
By Marilynn, Jackson MI on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 10:25 am:

What a wonderful picture. At the right place at the right time. Now that doesn't happen too often. I look forward to spending some time at my grandma's place in Tapiola this summer.

By Evelyn, Murphys, CA on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 10:40 am:

Beautiful picture!! I'd like to add my Mom to the memory list {Hulda McRae} who was born on Feb. 17th,1890..will always miss her...
Happy leap year day..

By Jim Creager , GR,Michigan on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 10:43 am:

In memory of brother Tom Creager,53 years old, passed 2/11/04,father of three, grandfather of seven,from Sparta,MI.

By R. J. St Paul on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 10:43 am:

I would like to add Leola (Janke) Nelson to the list. She passed away 02-23,2004 and will be missed by many.

By Capt. Kraig on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 10:43 am:

What a beautiful picture!! I would also like to add a name Colleen Oneill she was co owner and operator of the Keweenaw Star.

By Cindy, St. Clair Shores, MI on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 10:46 am:

I'd like to remember my mother, Kathleen Hill, who passed away Friday night. We miss her terribly but find comfort in the fact that she is now at peace.

By wms,clinton twp.mi. on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 10:55 am:

Please remember the servicemen and women who died this month in the service of our country.Seth J Dvorin 31,James R Dillion 19,Jason Profitt 23,Darrell Jones 22,Tamarra J Ramos 24,Linda C Jimenez 39,David Sisung 21,David A Scott 51,Joshua L Knowles 23,Richard P Ramey 27,Christopher Bunda 29,Thomas D Robbins 27,Elijah Tai Wah Wong 42,Jude C Mariano 39,Patrick S Tainsh 33,William C Ramirez 19,Luis A Moreno 19,Shawn M Clemens 28,Robert J Cook 24,Adam G Kinser 21,Curtis Mancini 43,James D Mowris 37,Justin A Scott 22,Danton K Seitsinger 29,Benjamin L Gilman 28,Eliu A Miersandoval 27,Juan C Cabralbanuelos 25,Holly J McGeogh 19,Rodger C Turner Jr. 37,Armando Soriano 20,Adam G Mooney 28,Eric U Ramirez 31,Bryan N Spry 19,Nicholes D Golding 24,Michael M Merila 23,Nichole M Frye 19,Christopher M Tayor 25,Jeffrey C Graham 24,Rodger G Ling 20, Henry A Bacon 45,David E Hall 21, Stephan W Wells 29,Matthew C Laskow 32.

By jim of ann arbor on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 11:28 am:

Blessings on all those who have passed or
have had some loved one pass. What a triple
conjunction day: end of month memorial, leap
day, and maybe a shoebox memory; whata ya
say Charlie? Could you squeeze an old shot
in too? sort of as a bonus?

By Scott,Indiana on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 11:58 am:

I would like to add James D. Garvey of Lansing He was born October 24,1929 passed away February 6.
An Irish Blessing....
May the roads rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sushine warm your face
And until we meet again,
May God hold you
In the palm of His hand.

By D.Hiltunen -Smoky Mountains TN. on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 12:25 pm:

My deepest sympathy to family of Shirley Borsum. Her & husband Bob,who has also passed for some years now too,were our neighbors on Ave.F in Dollar Bay.If i remember right they bought the home that used to belong to Porky Franz,& kept the garden going he had between our house & theirs, where as a child growing up with the Borsum son's we sneaked a tomato, carrot,or a handfull of greenbean's. Then go to the Philip's orchard for a juicy green apple,or plum.

By Ellen, Mi. on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 01:17 pm:

What a Peaceful Picture! My mother was born in Calumet in 1915. Family Name "Odgers"Olver"and on my Dad's side, "Collick". Mom passed 7 years ago and by me visiting here every morn, it is a great comfort. Pasties were a great part of my growing up and I was glad that we had the chance to visit back in 1985. She saw the homes she had lived in and we enjoyed Tony's Pasties and Saffron Bread. Thank you for letting me express my thoughts.

By Bob L'anse Mich on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 01:20 pm:

i would like to add Marian M. Snyder a devoted mother and well liked person by all, who passed away on feb. 18, 04 . She made a strong fight against cancer, and loved to tour the whole u.p. and enjoy it's sites. Now she can see it from above ,she will be missed.

By Doug Smith, Wixom, MI on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 01:43 pm:

I was just thinking of my brother, Dennis, this morning. Thanks for including him on this month's memory page. He will certainly be missed.

By Donna on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 01:54 pm:

Jim Chappell...what or how can anyone write anything that would describe or honor him enough? He was one of the most honest, hard working, dedicated men this area has ever had the honor of calling one of "their own". God's Peace, and Fly High.

By maijaMI on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 02:16 pm:

Charlie, thank you for moving the debate about logging to a separate "discussion" page!

By Bill Denning, Texas on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 03:00 pm:

Lillian Pearce was a sweet lady, and a childhood friend of a close family friend of ours, who was her neighbor in Eagle River. For many years Lillian made & sold thimbleberry jam, and she would always save some for me, and ship it in the late summer or early fall.

But what I remember most is hearing kind words describing fond memories of a friendship that spanned nearly 80 years.

By C .Rantanen .Mi on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 03:41 pm:

Cliff. Mi. Remembering Edward Rantanen, Who passed away Feb. 13, 1989. age 79. A jolly friend
to all who met him.

By Ray H Martin Jr. Washington on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 03:55 pm:

I would like to add: Raymond H Martin - Born in Dollar Bay 1905 -1974 and Amy Lusa Martin Born in Wakefield 1905 - 1992 Wonderful parents.

By walter p on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 04:30 pm:

Seorstat nHarnain to the celts pronounced(kelts) and all the erin blessings to those pased

By cak on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 04:39 pm:

Mark (Doc) Andrews, one of Purtans People on WOMC (104.3) Entered eternal life on 2-21-04 after a courageous fight with colon cancer. His humor and generosity will be missed.

By Fran,Ga on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 04:39 pm:

My sympathy to the family of Shirley Borsum. Her sister Lorraine and I babysat their boys when they lived down in Porky's house. We enjoyed sitting with the boys. Shirley would always leave some baked goods for us. Will miss her.

Dave H,what yr did you graduate?

By Steve the flying troll on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 04:43 pm:

They did a nice program on "Doc". He was pretty special. Larry Humphrey will also be missed. Pretty in the UP from "on high" today.

By Fran,Ga on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 04:45 pm:

My sympathy also to the family of Paul Dostaler.
I knew his Mom and sisters Lorraine(dec)and Rita well.Babysat for both of them also. Paul and his sisters were very talented and good people. He will be missed

By Kelly, Ann Arbor, MI on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 05:20 pm:

The photograph reminds me of the ending of a poem --"Far in the light of memory shines, Michigan my Michigan!" May all of you be blessed with wounderful memories of those you have lost.

By walter p tampa on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 05:25 pm:

fantastic picture once again what God has wrought is wonderful

By Theresa, Conklin, MI on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 06:16 pm:

In memory of my father, John Haarsma who passed away on June 29, 1996 and my son Keith Michael Killingbeck who was stillborn on October 25, 1995. You are both so special and will always be remembered.

By Tina, Howell, MI on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 06:21 pm:

I would like to add my dad, Frank B. Morin, of Freda who was born on 2-10-12. He was an avid trapper and outdoorsman and he loved his family and his dogs, first Finnegan and then Murphy.

By Judy Winquist, Copper City on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 06:27 pm:

In memory of my dear mother, Viola M. Koski, who entered her heavenly home on February 16, 2003.

By Ms. Katie on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 06:55 pm:

I'd like to acknowledge the passing of the "wild woman" wife of a favorite brother-in-law Norman, in Colorado Friday. It was a long struggle, girl, just wish I could have been there for you. Effie was the only woman I've known who acted rough as a cob and invented her own "cuss" words. But she was a treasure under it all. Loved her. Lord be with you.

By a cousin of hers on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 07:01 pm:

Hulda Kauppila passed away at the age of 96.

By The Forgraves, Calumet MI on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 07:13 pm:

Our sympathy to the loved ones of Rudy Gregorich from
Painesdale. We will make sure that Rudy's wonderful
stories about the mine live on forever.

By D.M. on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 07:51 pm:

Hulda Kauppila's cousin, have you done any genealogy research on your family? If so please contact me

By Ali, Mi. on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 08:04 pm:

Bertha Winquist Koski. Miss ya' Mom.
Love, the 9 0f Us.

By Catherine--Holland MI on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 08:37 pm:

Emma Ostling of Ontonagon, lately of Marquette. A great lady who learned to love football so she could be close to her grandchildren. So down to earth and now in heaven.

By cupid on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 09:24 pm:

What a wonderful surprise to see the desktop photo for I've had for the last two weeks as the photo of the day. But I believe I'll have to change it to Hallers sunrise #1 since this will now be associated with people who've passed away. While we're remembering people, I'd like to add my father, Capt. Russell H. Bergh. Dad was so acclimated to living aboard anything that sailed the Great Lakes, he actually walked with a list on shore.
Also, I bought and am living in Coleen O'Neals house. I remember talking with her one time at Fitzgeralds about her garden. She was very enthusiastic about her plantings and I am going to plant a hydrangea in memory of her in my yard.

By R. Westwood, Kansas on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 09:37 pm:

In loving memory of our sister Carol Ann Hopkins who passed over Feb 6, 2004. We love and miss you sis.

By Daniel, MI on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 09:37 pm:

Today I remember my grandfather Walter Flint Susan, whose birthday was Feb. 29.

By Ken and Mimi from da UP on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 09:54 pm:

Speaking of 'leap year day'. Whose idea was it to add an extra day to February? Wouldn't it have been a lot nicer to add it to July or August? Can we get this changed?

By Ken from da UP on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 10:05 pm:

Just remembering our Dad, Robert A. Holster, born in Paavola 1917, died in Detroit 1998. Our Mom, Ellen Martha (Maki, Holster) Chopp 1913 - 1973
Ken, Robert Jr., Karen

By DH, Temecula, CA on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 10:22 pm:

Hi Cupid,

Small world time. My first car was your old white 1964 VW Beetle. I got to know your father (and his Saab's) pretty well in the 70's. He was a great guy and the epitome of the Great Lakes Captain.


By Susan....FL on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 11:15 pm:

In memory of Mae Nelson of Paradise / Eckerman. She and her husband Ed used to have Nelson's boat livery on the Tahquamenon river. Not Finnish, but her life defined sisu.

By Russ E., St. Clair county MI on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 11:30 pm:

Thomas R. Parslow, cousin
Margy Boley, friend
Leona Uppleger, neighbor
Sylvia Pikarski, neighbor
All passed on this February 2004
Bless Them All!

By ywb/yooperwannabe/richmond on Monday, March 1, 2004 - 12:07 am:

Susan Simpson/my sister who passed away at the age of 25 on12/31/89
Robert Simpson/my brother who passed away at the age of 36 on 12/04/01
Joe Berry/friend
John "Mr. Bud" Vargo. Former Camp director of Bay Cliff Health Camp. Passed away last year.
Suzanne Spruytte/Mother in law. passed away on her birthday 3-16-02
may you all watch over your loved ones.
You are never forgotten. You are with us.

By Clyde Elmblad...L'Anse, MI on Monday, March 1, 2004 - 02:27 am:

In memory of my best friend Lamar Warren, also known as "Buddy", who passed away February 21, 2004...Megan and I miss you Buds but we know you're in a better place now.

By WHT - Wisconsin on Monday, March 1, 2004 - 03:07 am:

My neighbor Mike Johnson who passed suddenly this
afternoon aged 39 years. He was like my second son. May God welcome him and bless his family.

By Therese from just below the bridge on Monday, March 1, 2004 - 05:23 am:

My cousin Gail Grady, who died last week after a long struggle with cancer, age about 52. She was a loving person who raised German Shepherd pups to be leader dogs. Missed by her family and all who knew her. God bless her, she's home now.

By Deb - Michigan on Monday, March 1, 2004 - 08:55 am:

In memory of Rudy Gregorich who passed away on February 8th. My sympathy goes out to his family. Lots of history was lost with his death. I just know Rudy is up in heaven telling his stories of his mining days in Painesdale! And bowling or golfing in his spare time!
Rudy, you will be greatly missed!!!

By Bob Jewell from Farmington Hills on Monday, March 1, 2004 - 08:57 am:

Ken and Mimi
http://www.calendar-origins.com/roman-calendar.html for answer to your question on leap year.

By cupid on Monday, March 1, 2004 - 09:31 am:

DH, Temecula, CA, I'm guessing you worked in Chassell during the 70's? Seems like we were always running to Butch's for something (I hate to use the word repair). Those Saab's (all 7 of them, but whose counting?!)were a blast to drive, just wish I'd taken better care of mine instead of driving it like I was in a continual road rally! Dad loved those cars.

By Rob Moffat, OH on Monday, March 1, 2004 - 10:27 am:

In memory of John W. Moffat, MTU'39, Major, USAAC, loving husband to Mary Wieber Moffat, and wonderful father to his seven kids, from his child number 5.
DOB: September 8, 1916, DOD: March 30, 1974. We see your face in every sunset, Dad.

By Dave H. Corryton TN. on Monday, March 1, 2004 - 11:11 am:

My sympathy to the Paul Dostaler & Eagar family.Thanks Fran for adding that.My brother had just told me.Paul was like a uncle to me,his wife Sis is my fathers niece.Glad i got to visit with them on the 4th.of July not long ago in $ Bay.
Fran..I left $ Bay in 1969 at 18 yrs.old.My older sister Judie,i belive was in the same class as Doreen S. 1962.My sister Judie Patana has been gone nearly 5 yrs.now.She would have been 60 this month,lived in Oak Park, MI.I just turned 53 Fran, so you may not remember me,however i remember your father & your family.

By Roger Johnson, Novi, Mi on Monday, March 1, 2004 - 12:27 pm:

Sarah (Sally) Peterson on 2-8-2004.We'll miss you. Say hi to dad for all of us.

By Lyndelle Chiomenti, Frederick, Maryland on Monday, March 1, 2004 - 03:13 pm:

In memory of Dr. Daniel Augsburger, whose life was celebrated this past February 29 by Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He married Peter and myself; taught me not to take myself too seriously; and most importantly, exhibited great love and compassion. Oh, how I miss my home, friends, and family in Michigan!

By A fan, CA on Monday, March 1, 2004 - 03:32 pm:

Sgt. Anderson (former Calumet High School
ROTC leader) passed away this month. He
was a terrific guy who helped make high
school more fun.

By Kathi, Ferndale on Monday, March 1, 2004 - 03:42 pm:

In memory of Gene Gorski, quality manager on second shift at Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, who passed away Feb. 13, 2004. Worked his way up through the ranks and devoted 38 years to (Daimler)Chrysler Corp. He was not your typical "manager" - he was *real*, and a gem among men at the plant. Missed by all who knew and worked with him.

By Fran,Ga on Monday, March 1, 2004 - 09:46 pm:

Dave from Tn,I remember your sister Judy.She was about 4-5 yrs younger than me. I am sorry to learn that she has passed on. She was in Doreen's class.I don't actually remember you but I remember the name. You probably know some of my sisters' kids-Richards or Anderson

By Ron Wilkins Louisville, Ky. on Tuesday, March 2, 2004 - 12:10 am:

Remembering Frederick "Fred" Maatta of Calumet.
I met Fred in August 2003 along with my wife Donna and her parents, Bob and Francis Wilmey, formerly from Calumet,on an extended vacation.
I can not remember ever meeting a person as caring and giving as this man who was too quick to offer a hand in time of need.
Fred left us in Dec.2003. He will be remembered and missed by many.

By Pete Duerksen on Tuesday, March 2, 2004 - 09:40 am:

My Dad Alfred Duerksen of Fowerville Mi. passed away Sunday Feb. 29th. I am glad I was able to take him to the UP for 2 weeks a few years ago. That was one of the few memories he was able to maintain as his life slipped away. My fishing buddy will be hard to replace.

By SDC,Ferndale, MI on Tuesday, March 2, 2004 - 12:06 pm:

Remembering a former classmate from Dondero High School in Royal Oak, MI class of '72, Sandy Halula passed away a few days ago. I Hope she is singing with the Angels.

By Deb D. - Laurium, MI on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 09:14 pm:

In loving memory of Sheila Marks, formerly of Mohawk, who crossed over on February 4, 2004 in Kendallville IN. She so loved the "Big Lake" and the beautiful birds and wildlife here in the UP. She was a dear friend and spiritual guide. I'll be watching for your eagle. May you be happy, may you know peace.

By Sarah, WI on Saturday, March 6, 2004 - 10:12 am:

In memory of my Grandma, Josephine Blick, who passed away February 20, 2004. She was a beautiful person who loved flowers, birds & nature. I know she would've loved the picture posted today. She will be greatly missed by her family & friends. Love you Grandma!!!

By Sg Laurium on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 - 09:24 pm:

In memory of George Bays who passed away on 2-14-04. George was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who knew him. He loved the Keweenaw.

By Rebekah Dvorin, East Brunswick, NJ on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 09:06 am:

I would like to honor the memory of by brother, Army 2nd Lieutenant Seth J. Dvorin. My brother was killed on February 3, 2004 in Ishkandariya, Iraq by and IED (improvised exploding device). He was a true hero. He saved the lives of 18 men before his body bore the brunt of the blast. He is a loyal brother, son, husband and friend. He will sadly and truly be missed by plenty.

RIP Oh Brave One...We Love You...Love your Big Sis Rebekah

By Lori Flanders, Iowa on Sunday, April 24, 2005 - 10:55 pm:

Love the memories from the UP. I went to Ontonogan elementary school in the 60's,left in about 67, would've graduated with the class of 73. There was six of us Fredrickson kids living peacefully in one of the richest areas of the US. If you were educated in the UP during that time, you had a great education. I'm a teacher now and as I look back, I'm really thankful for where I came from. Lori

By Donna, Illinois on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 11:22 am:

I happened upon this by doing a google search. It's fantastic. I will add it to my favorites. Am a Yooper wannabee, former NMU student who never wanted to leave. Still vacation in the UP and go on waterfall searches.

You can take a person out of the UP, but you can't take the UP out of a person.

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