Sonia Vartanian

Sonia Vartanian, age 97, of Mackinaw City, Michigan, died on October 19, 2020. She was born to Aharon and Alice (Papazian) Egigian on July 1, 1923, in Highland Park, Michigan. Sonia grew up in Detroit and later moved to Farmington Hills, Michigan. She graduated high school in the Detroit area […]

Ernie Messer

Ernest “Ernie” Messer, age 100, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away early Friday morning, October 23, 2020, at War Memorial Hospital. Ernie was born on February 23, 1920, in Hillman, MI to the late Tadge and Francis (Brown) Messer. He graduated from Brimley High School with the class of […]

Ralph Oja

Ralph Edwin Arthur Oja, 93, of St. Ignace, Michigan passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Castle Rock Retirement Center. Ralph was born June 28, 1927 in Mohawk, Michigan, to John Oja Jr. and Elma Elizabeth (Karvonen) Oja. Ralph attended and played hockey at Calumet High School. He traveled […]

Shawn Durham

It is with a heavy heart the family of Shawn Michael Durham acknowledge his passing on October 15, 2020 in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan, at 43 years of age. Shawn was born in Juneau, Alaska on December 5, 1976 to John David Durham and Lola Rae (Gorder) Durham. Raised in […]

Shirley Koben

Shirley Ann Koben of Hessel, Michigan, died on October 21, 2020 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. She was born to Benjamin and Ann (Hatton) Doot on August 9, 1939 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Shirley grew up in Grand Rapids and attended school there. She moved to France for a time […]