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    During the holiday season, the UP Health System - Portage community glows with the Lights of Love. Each glimmering light on our tree honors a loved one.

    When you make a donation to the Lights of Love project, you may reserve a light to celebrate or memorialize a special relative or friend. 

    All the honorees’ names are read at the annual tree-lighting ceremony. 

    Join us for a tree-lighting ceremony and social on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at our main campus in Hancock where names will be read aloud. Refreshments will be served and all in attendance will enjoy seasonal music performed by our local youth.

    Donations benefit the Portage Hospital Auxiliary’s Scholarship Program.

    Contact us

    For more information about Lights of Love, please call our human resources department at (906) 483-1569 or (800) 573-5001 (toll-free).

  • Images from the 2012 Lights of Love program ...

  • 2012 "Lights"

    Donations were made in the name of the following. We thank everyone who made a donation in honor or in memory of someone.

    In Memory Of ...

    Rita Adams
    Aimo Aho
    Dolores Aho
    Jennifer Ahola
    James E. Ahola
    John E. Ahola
    Phillip Aittama
    Peg Boldt Anderson
    John & Vieno Archambeau
    Dr. Earl Armbrust, Jr.
    Earl Armbrust, Sr.
    Lilian Armbrust
    George Auger
    Dean Barkell
    Gordon Barkell
    Joe & Elsie Barringer
    Dr. Grimaldo Barrios
    Aurora Swanson Barry
    George Barry
    Paul Bebeau
    Joyce Beesley
    Mina Beesley
    Richard Beesley
    Michael Beirise
    Molly Besneag
    Joan Bogan
    Eleanor Bourgeois
    Herbert G. Boxer
    Sally Boxer
    Beverly Vitton Burke
    Erma Burkman
    Mary Bogan Carden
    Carl Carlson
    Dave C. Carlson
    Kristen T. Carlson
    Marge Carlson
    Myrtle Carlson
    Paul Carlson
    Francis Carter
    Billy Chauvin
    Elizabeth Chauvin
    Susan Chinn
    Signe & Harold Churan
    Bud Clancy
    Mary Ann Davis
    Gerald L. DeMotts
    Jerry W. DeMotts
    Thomas Dennis, Jr.
    J. C. Dixon
    Mary Donahue
    Thomas Donahue
    Jim Donovan
    Ken & Charolette Dorman
    Iris D’Rozario
    Theo D’Rozario
    Bob “Doc” Duncan
    Bob Edwards
    Bill Eilola
    Esther Elmblad
    Don Fink
    Penny Foley
    Ray & Annabelle Fontaine
    Rudy Fredrickson
    Alan Gagnon
    Bill Givens
    Debbie Givens
    George & Donna Grandchamp
    John Gronewald
    Chester Guidotti
    Louise Guidotti
    Genevieve Guzek
    Marjorie L. Haapala
    Edward Hamar
    Kenneth Hamar
    Marella Hamar
    Richard A. Hanner
    Rose & Vic Harrington
    Aili Hayrynen
    Carl Hayrynen, Sr.
    Tim Healy & Kelly Anne
    Darlene Heikka
    Mother – Ellen Hill
    Sulo Hiltunen
    Evelyn Hilton
    Eunice Hodges
    Wanda Horsch
    Gary Houle
    Randall Jon Houle
    Randy Houle
    Bev Howard
    Robert M. Immonen
    Clara Johnson
    Dr. David Johnson
    Kari Ocena Johnson
    Kristin Lynn Johnson
    Luella Johnson
    Naomi Johnson
    Margaret & John Jokela
    Douglas Joyal
    Ken & Willie Mae Justice
    Lempi Kahler
    Felix Kangas
    Ken Kangas, Sr.
    Gerry Karppinen
    William Karppinen
    Angela Karry
    Irving Karry
    John Karry
    Mary Kass
    Rolland & Steve Keeling
    Dorothy Kearny
    Reda & John Kelly
    Arnie Kemppa
    Pearl Kemppa
    Otto Klemme
    Sophie Klemme
    Michael Kolka
    Helen Koskala
    June & Frank Koski
    Kraig V. Koski
    Jean Kotila
    Arthur (Shorty) Kreivi
    Cleo Kreivi
    Donnie Krznarich
    James C. & Gloria M. LaBelle
    Norman Lahnala
    Vi & Bev Langdon
    Luella Latvis
    B. J. Lawrence
    Marguerite Lazzari
    Margaret Leon
    Russell Leon
    Nancy & Bob Leonard
    Art & Esther Lepisto
    Dorothy & Bill Lett
    James Letto
    Ann Lewis
    Bertha Liimatta
    Daniel (Dante) & Bernice Lorenzetti
    Aaron “Peter” Luoma
    Mother – Rose Luoma
    Cecelia Luttinen
    Helen MacKenzie
    Rudolph Maki
    Toivo & Jeanette Maki
    Jalmer & Hilma Makinen
    Grandma & Grandpa Malnar
    John L. Manderfield
    Matt & Florence Manderfield
    Steve “Bondo” Markham
    Jay Martineau
    Nancy Martineau
    Denise Marth, R.N.
    Jake Mathis
    Randy Mathis
    Fred Mattila
    Marvin Mayra
    Tim McCarthy
    Anita Lynn McDonald
    Helen McDonald
    Lyle “Chummy” McDonald
    Lyle McDonald
    Norman McLean
    Em Medlyn
    Phil, Jean, Edward & Edna Medlyn
    Yvonne Mendenhall
    Rev. & Mrs. Andrew Mickelsen
    Mary Lou Mickelsen
    David Mikkola
    Gert Mikkola
    Oliver & Gert Mikkola
    Wilfred Milde
    Blanche Millon
    Helen Mills
    Eugene Arnold Moilanen
    Pauline Moilanen
    Thomas & Flora Morrissey
    Diane & Jerry Murtonen
    James T. Neher
    Jason Nestell
    Pete Nissila
    Gertrude Nominelli
    Joseph Nominelli
    Patrick O’Donnell
    Alice O’Neil
    Br. Jerry O’Neil, S.M.
    Martin J. O’Neil
    Jonathon Orlando
    Clifford Palosaari
    Rita Dostaler Panian
    Kathryn & Joe Pastore
    Loretta Paulson
    Bill Patrick
    Nick & Vi Patrick
    Dennis Pekkala
    Oscar Pekkala
    Fred Pernaski
    Nellie & Edsel Petrelius
    Edna Pfeil
    Kevin Pini
    Ellsworth Polzin
    Evelyn Postma
    John R. Postma
    Nancy Postma
    Arlene & Joseph Quilici
    Lee Randall
    James Roger Rank
    Shirley Knobloch Rank
    Mary Rapson
    Aune Rintala
    Earl Rintala
    Edna Ritchey
    Leo & Dorothy Roy
    Norman Ruohonen
    Arthur Ruska
    Wilho “Bill” Saari
    Jerome Sachs
    Kay St. Germain, RN
    Madison Salani
    Mr. & Mrs. E. O. Sanregret
    Lois Seaton
    Robert Simonson
    Noah Christos Jack Sirdenis
    Susan Smith 1966
    Donald Sohlden
    Dennis Sten
    Lillian Sterbis
    Anna Stillman
    George Stimac
    Marty Stimac
    Verona Stone
    Pearl Stoor
    Kenneth & Veronica Store
    Hilma Sullivan
    Allan Suvanto
    Roy Tallman
    David Tarkowski
    Rose Marie Taucher
    Dhiti Tepkasetkul, MD
    Dick & Ann Tieder
    Eloie Toutant
    Irene Toutant
    Paul Toutant
    Pete, Barb & Greg Turpeinen
    William “Bill” Verran
    Philip J. Verville
    Charles Vitton
    Dorothy Vollwerth
    George & Dorothy Vollwerth
    Duane Wasberg
    In loving memory of Duane
    Jon Wasberg from Cindy
    Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Wasberg
    Jodi Watts
    Lloyd & Betty Watts
    Justin Weirauch
    David Westcott
    Helen Wiitanen
    Marie Wiitanen
    Amy Wilkowski
    Betty Korby Winnen
    Art & Alma Winquist
    Sylvia Wirkku
    Kent Ross Wolfe
    Roger Wolff
    Doug Worrall
    Lavetta Zenner
    Deceased Family Members
    Deceased Members of Janovsky Family
    Deceased Members of Papesh Family
    Family & Friends
    Loved Ones
    Mother & Dad

         

    In Honor Of ...

    Ahola Family
    Zachary Ahola
    Lucille Aittama
    Sylvia Collum
    Jack & Nancy Fenton
    Kelly Fink
    Millie Gagnon
    Rick Hayrynen
    John & Cookie Johnson
    Bonnie Joyal
    Diane Larson, R.N.
    Lacey Medlyn
    Marian “Gen” Milde
    Clarence Monette
    Ethan Novak
    Tiffany Paavola, O.T.
    Mary Pekkala
    Ty Leo Pellegrini
    Don Peryam
    Anita Quinn
    Josette Ruska
    Annette Schaefer
    Jean Simonson
    Jack Snow
    Devon Thom
    Betty Toutant
    Angie Van Tassel
    Cassandra Vitton
    Margaret Vitton
    Dora Waisanen
    Lucy & Hattie Waisanen
    Troy Westcott, P.T.
    Family

HANCOCK 

500 Campus Drive
Hancock, MI 49930
(906) 483-1000

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921 W. Sharon Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 483-1777

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945 Ninth Street
Lake Linden, MI 49945
(906) 483-1030

ONTONAGON 

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Ontonagon, MI 49953
(906) 884-4120

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Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 483-1860

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