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Frances Jakubiec

A Mass of Christian Burial for Frances P. Jakubiec, 76, Goodman, was conducted Monday, July 10 at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church in Armstrong Creek. Rev. Fr. Edward Nowakowski officiated with burial at Pine Hill Cemetery.

She died Thursday, July 6.

Born in Wausau on Jan. 28, 1924 to Mr. and Mrs. Martin (Mary Gajewski) Przybocki, she married Bruno Jakubiec on Oct. 26, 1940 in Armstrong Creek. He preceded her in death in 1983. She farmed with her husband and also worked as a cook for the Goodman-Armstrong Schools for 24 years.

Survivors include a son, Louis Jakubiec of Goodman; daughter-in-law, Barbara Jakubiec of Green Bay; four sisters, Regina McLain of Florence, Louise Mikolajazyk of Chicago, Margaret Jakubiec and Mrs. Joseph (Elizabeth) Kowalkowski of Armstrong Creek; two special friends, Irene and Wendy; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband she was preceded in death by two sons, Walter and Frank, and a sister, Pearl.

Pallbearers were Arthur, Martin and Steve Jakubiec, Michael Cintron, Chester Pyrez and Lloyd Moczarney.

8/1/2000

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Joanne Jakubiec

Funeral services for Joanne Jakubiec, 42, Florence, were held Saturday, July 8 at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church. Rev. Edward Nowakowski officiated with burial in Armstrong Creek Cemetery.

She died Wednesday, July 5 at Dickinson County Hospital.

Born Feb. 1, 1958 in Iron Mountain to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Lillian Cundiff) Jakubiec, she graduated from Goodman High School, and attended Bay De Noc Community College where she received her RN degree in nursing. For many years she worked for Dr. Cook and Crystal Falls Community Hospital. In April of 1999 she moved to Stanton, Ky. and was employed as an RN at Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Nichols of Aurora, Tom Gribben of Norfolk, Va.; special friend, Gary Nichols of Florence; her mother, Lillian Jakubiec of Florence Villa; one brother, Jessie Perry of Pennsylvania; three sisters, Linda Stebbins of Armstrong Creek, Lee McTier of Madison, and Agnes Jackson of Chicago.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Jakubiec, one brother, and three sisters.

8/1/2000

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Elvie Kallenbach-Flaminio

Funeral services for Elvie Kallenbach-Flaminio, 67, of El Toro, Ca., formerly of Niagara, were held Saturday, July 8 at Riverside United Methodist Church in Niagara. Rev. David Anderson officiated with burial in Niagara Cemetery.

She died Thursday, July 6 at the home of her son in Kingsford.

Born June 8, 1933 in Niagara to the late Mr. and Mrs. Leslie (Elizabeth Haley) Kallenbach, she graduated from Niagara High School in 1951. She lived in California for the last 30 years. For many years she worked at the U.S. Marine Corps base in El Toro. She was a member of Lake Hills Community Church in Laguna Hills, Ca. and its prayer group, and attended Bible Study. She served on the board of directors and supervisory committee of the El Toro Federal Credit Union and on the board of directors of the Prothero Home Owners Club.

Survivors include two sons, Mick (Susie) Flaminio of Kingsford, Mich., Russ Flaminio of Utah; a daughter, Linda Lee Flaminio of California; three brothers, Elton (Rose) Kallenbach and Guy (Pat) Kallenbach of Niagara, Bert (Alice) Kallenbach of Florence; two sisters, Mrs. Dick (Mae) Burggarf of El Toro and Mrs. Frank (Lee) Gagne of Troy, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Sue Kallenbach.

Pallbearers were her sons, Mick and Russ, and four grandsons, Shane and Anthony Flaminio and Chris and Gabe Mapps.

8/1/2000

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Esther Mattson

Esther Mae Mattson, 88, Florence, died Thursday, July 27 at Florence Villa Nursing Home.

Born June 4, 1912 to the late Mr. and Mrs. William (Estella) Wartick in Quincy, Ill., she grew up in Wausaukee where she graduated from high school in 1930. She worked in Wilmette, Ill. until her marriage to Carl Mattson in August of 1937. He preceded her in death in 1968. She lived in Niagara for 51 years before moving to Iron Mountain, where she lived for 11 years. She was a Jehovah Witness.

Survivors include a brother, Roscoe (Lillian) Wartick of Pembine; two daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Phyllis) Negley of Hessel and Mrs. Edward (Peggy) Setner of Florence; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and special friend, Florence Harrison of Buffalo, NY.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Dale, Ralph, Leon, Virgil and Wayne Wartick; two sisters, Arlene and Dorothy; a grandson, Michael Fletcher; and one great-granddaughter, Jaimie Guerrero.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall in Kingsford. Don Anderson will officiate.

8/2/2000

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Lynn Mentz

Lynn M. Mentz, 44, of Armstrong Creek, died Monday, Aug. 14 in Florence.

Born July 17, 1956 in Waukesha to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald (Mary Pasternak) Henry, she was a nurses aide and worked for various nursing homes.

Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry (Mary) Henry of Armstrong Creek; two daughters, Lisa Engles of Madison, Amanda Mentz of Goodman; one son, Jonathan Mentz of Vasser, Mich.; one brother, John (Cheryl) Henry of Ocean Springs, Ms.; and two sisters, Mrs. Tim (Susan) Kuklinski and Mrs. Mark (Nancy) Garrelts of Armstrong Creek.

Visitation will be at Maranatha Assembly of God in Kingsford, Mich. on Friday, Aug. 18 from noon to 3 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 18 at 3 p.m. at Maranatha Assembly of God. Rev. David Wilton will officiate. Morasky-Messar Funeral Home is serving the family.

8/17/2000

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Homer Heckler

Homer Heckler, 76, Goodman, died Sunday, Oct. 8 at Florence Villa Nursing Home.

He was born March 25, 1924 in Montgomery County, Pa., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred (Lizzie Freed) Heckler.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Pat (Betty Lee) McCune and Mrs. Wally (Lori) Isenberg, both of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Robert (Michelle) Schettini and Melissa Rene, both of Maryland, Mrs. Donald (Joy) Bennett of Goodman; five sons, Robert, Harley, John and Marlin Heckler, all of Pennsylvania, James of Goodman; a step-son, Chuck MacCourt of Iowa; two step-daughters, Kim MacCourt of Missouri and Bonnie Stewart of Wisconsin; a sister, Mrs. Henry (Beulah) Sheetz of Pennsylvania; 25 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, William and Lamar; a step-son, Donn MacCourt; and a sister, Ada Hendricks.

He has donated his body to the University of Wisconsin to benefit science. Burial will be in Pennsylvania at a later date.

10/18/2000

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Marie Grandaw

Funeral services for Marie L. Grandaw, 87, of Maryhill Manor in Niagara, formerly of Dunbar, were held Monday, Nov. 27 at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Rev. Joseph Dorner officiated with burial in the Amberg Cemetery. Morasky-Messar Funeral Home served the family.

She died Friday, Nov. 24 at Maryhill Manor.

Born Sept. 16, 1913 in Wausaukee to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Mary Alsteen) Baye, she married Anthony Grandaw on Jan. 20, 1933 in Cloquet, Mn. He preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Agnes Altar Society.

Survivors included five sons, Harold (Darlene) of Peshtigo, Archie (Nancy) of Luxemburg, Mark of Dunbar, Charles (Mary) of Pulaski, Mike (Susan) of Pembine; two daughters, Mrs. Arold (Shirley) Ninneman of Florence, Monica Grandaw of Green Bay; one brother, Vincent (Martha) Baye of Amberg; 19 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.

11/29/2000

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Mildred Johnson-Schneider

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mildred "Mim" Johnson-Schneider, 84, Oconto Falls, was conducted Wednesday, Aug. 8 at St. John Catholic Church in Gillett. Rev. John Gallagher officiated with burial in the church cemetery. Jones Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

She died Saturday, Aug. 4 at Sharpe Care.

Born April 2, 1917 in Suamico to Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell (Anna Schaden) Lotto, she grew up in Green Valley. On Sept. 1, 1938 she married Leonard Johnson in Gillett. He preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1966. On May 4, 1968 she married Richard Schneider who preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1997. She lived on the family farm all of her married life and was a member of the Gillett Legion Auxiliary, St. John Catholic Church and Altar Society.

Survivors include two sons, Curt Johnson of Oconto Falls, Terry (Karen) Johnson of Sheboygan; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Clem (Alice) Lotto of Green Valley; one sister, Marie Dryja of Brookfield; stepchildren, Richard (Terri) Schneider, Mrs. Allen (Janice) Johnson, all of Howard; James (Mary) Schneider of Green Bay; and eight step grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Lynette Marie; five brothers, Jerome, Mitch, Cyril, Gerry and Marvin Lotto; two sisters, Angeline and Florence; and daughter-in-law, Mary Johnson.

8/8/2001

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Norma Provencher

A Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6 at St. Anthony Church in Niagara for Norma Provencher, 81, of Niagara. She died Thursday, Dec. 28 at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, after a courageous battle following a series of complications.

Fr. Michael Betley officiated and burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain in the spring. Jacobs Funeral Home Niagara Chapel served the family.

The daughter of the late Camiel and Stephanie (VanGasse) VanPembrook was born May 19, 1925 in Aurora. She married Edward Provencher on June 2, 1945 at Sacred Heart Church in Aurora.

The couple resided for 61 years on the family farm. She worked at The Daily News after graduating from high school and after her marriage became a full time homemaker.

She is survived by her husband; a son, Joseph (Lorraine) Provencher of Dunbar; four daughters, Mrs. Jim (Betty) Morin and Mrs. Bruce (Rosanne) Freeman, both of Niagara, Mrs. Dick (Mary) VanLangendon of Green Bay and Mrs. Larry (Patricia) Cowling of L'Anse; two sisters, Emily Anderson of Aurora and Ella Alfredson of Norway; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by six brothers, August, Theodore, Edmund, Adolph, Donald and Joseph VanPembrook; two sisters, Ann Neveau and Mary Ann Edlebeck and three grandchildren.

1/10/2007

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Neil Verberg

A Mass of Christian Burial for Neil "Pick" Verberg, 71, of Aurora, was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Michael Betley officiated with burial in the Homestead-Aurora Cemetery.

He died Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Mich.

Born in Milwaukee on Feb. 19, 1933, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter (Alice Bourdeau) Verberg, he graduated from Kingsford High School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, and married the former Irene Vivio on Jan. 17, 1959, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway. A construction laborer for Union #1329 of Iron Mountain, he was a member of the American Legion Post 136 of Niagara, VFW Post #3625 of Florence and 40-et-8 Voiture 659 of Iron Mountain. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Rose) Allard of Kingsford and Mary (fiance Mike Stec) Verberg of Goodman; one sister, Elizabeth Courier of Elgin, Ill.; one granddaughter; many nieces and nephews.

The Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

10/27/2004

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Edwin C. Berg

Funeral services for Edwin C. Berg, 87, formerly of the Town of Porterfield, were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home in Marinette. Rev. Nick Johannes of Porterfield Lutheran Church officiated and burial with military honors was in Glennwood Memorial Gardens.

He died on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Rennes Health Center-East in Peshtigo.

Born in Osage, Iowa, on March 22, 1917, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl (Emma) Berg. As a young child he moved with his family to Marinette County and during World War II, served with the United States Army as a Reconnaissance NCO in the European Theatre. He married the former Sophie E. Anderson, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 7, 1983. He farmed in the Town of Porterfield for many years and was also employed as a truck driver.

Survivors include one son, Brian (Linda) Berg of Aurora, Ore; two grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Berg of Porterfield; and two sisters, Myrtle Nettleton of Peshtigo and Helen Wright of the Town of Wagner.

10/27/2004

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Roger Willard Newingham

Funeral services for Roger Willard Newingham, 86, of Dunbar, were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Messar Funeral Home in Wausaukee. Rev. Fred Wadsworth officiated with burial in the Pembine Cemetery.

He died on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Mich.

Born in the old logging town of Waltin (Wis.) on June 15, 1918, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John (Neva Schultz) Newingham. He attended the Larrabee School at Walton for eight years, then graduated from Dunbar High School. He enlisted in the Navy in May of 1944 and served during World War II in Idaho, Guam and Hawaii, achieving the rank of Carpenter's Mate Third Class. He was a member of the 23rd Navy Construction Battalion and the Naval Reserve. While in the Navy, he served on the U.S.S. George Flavel stationed in Guam and on various other Navy vessels. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he worked on the dock crews rebuilding the docks in Guam and Hawaii. He was awarded the World War II Victory Ribbon, the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon, the American Area Ribbon, and the Point System Ribbon.

He worked for the Soo Line Railroad from 1937 until 1953, then was a farmer and logger until 1980. He was also employed by the Town of Dunbar for three years, and from 1980 to 1983 at Quinnesec United Abrasive. On Feb. 17, 1947, he married the former Ruth Thompson in Iron Mountain, Mich., and she preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 2002. He and his wife resided on their farm until 1998 when they moved to Aurora. He was a life member of the VFW, DAV and the American Legion.

Survivors include three sons, Rodney (Kathy) and Rick, both of Quinnesec, Mich., and Darryl (Laura) of Amberg; two daughters, Mrs. William (Marlene) Kuczala of Goodman and Kathy Newingham of Dunbar; three stepchildren, Roger (Sue) Scheifelbein of Indiana, Mrs. John (Jeannie) White of Amberg, and Mrs. Dode (Bonny) White of Ralph, Mich.; 22 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Jack (Doris) Sliek of Milwaukee.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Lavonne McCorkle and Helen McCorkle; and a brother, Virgil Newingham.

9/29/2004

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Henry Joseph Weber

Henry Joseph Weber, 66, of Lake Noquebay, died Monday, June 14, at Rennes Health Center in Peshtigo.

Born in Germany on Nov. 17, 1917, he served in the Army Medical Corp during World War II in the Medical Corp. He married the former Marie Anna Kienlen on Nov. 7, 1942, in Aurora, Ill. He was employed as a cabinet maker and was a building inspector for Naperville, Ill., until moving to Lake Noquebay in Crivitz. He was a member of St. Mary's Church, Crivitz, a Life Member of Moose Lodge Royal Order, and a former member of Naperville Fire Department.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Keith (Kathleen) Riedy of Punta Gorda, Fla., Karen Moss of Naperville and Mrs. Jack (Kristine) Studlo of Crivitz; three sons, Kenneth (Barbara) of McComb, Miss., Karl (Deborah) of Naperville and Kevin (Christie) of Plainfield, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Reinhold Weber of Bobenheim, Germany.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie, on Aug. 28, 2000.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 16, from 4-7 p.m. at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home in Crivitz. An American Legion service will be held at 6:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 17, at St. Mary's Church, Crivitz, at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Donald Burkart will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.

6/16/2004

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Kenneth Bailey

Private family services were held recently for Kenneth H. Bailey, 80, of Aurora, at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Rev. David Snyder of the First Methodist Church officiated.

He died Monday, Feb. 2, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.

Born on March 10, 1923, in Ladysmith, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred (Ida Nelson) Bailey. He was a resident of the area for most of his life and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked for Boeing Aircraft for 15 years and for Schultz Equipment for 16 years before retiring.

He married Dorothy (Jacobson) Hord on June 28, 1969, at First Methodist Church in Iron Mountain. He enjoyed salmon fishing, gardening, and the B's Cafe crew.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Maynard (Carol Ann) Engeland, of Renton, Wash.; a brother, Neil (Audrey) Bailey of Enumclew, Wash.; a sister, Nathalie Miller of Crivitz; and a sister-in-law, Katherine Bailey of Waterloo, Iowa; two step-children, Mrs. John (Corinne) Dibiasi of Bark River, and Doug (Bonnie) Hord of Aurora; one grandchild, three step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian; two brothers, Arthur "Bud" Bailey and Allen Bailey, and a step-grandson.

2/11/2004

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Angeline Fatla

A Funeral Mass for Angeline A. Fatla, 79, Goodman, was conducted Monday, Dec. 22 at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Armstrong Creek. Rev. Edward Nowakowski officiated with burial in Glenwood Cemetery in Goodman. Messar Funeral Home served the family.

She died Thursday, Dec. 18 at Maryhill Manor in Niagara.

Born Jan. 19, 1924 in Goodman to Mr. and Mrs. John (Anna Naglak) Tatar, she married Bernard Fatla on June 24, 1944 in Goodman where they resided until moving to Green Bay in 1968. Upon retirement in 1984, they returned to Goodman. She was a member of the Ladies Society of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband; four sons, Bernard (Sharon), Jr. of Verona, William (Jean) of Green Bay, Michael (Maureen) of Kenosha, Timothy of Brookfield; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Barbara) Majewski of Aurora, Mrs. Dale (Kathleen) Boucher of Casco; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three step grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Mary Kuczala and Victoria Rilley.

12/23/2003

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Dorothy Rose Smith

Funeral services for Dorothy R. Smith, 77, 271 S. Wood Ave., Peshtigo, were held Tuesday, June 3 at Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home. Rev. Phil Tousley officiated.

She died Saturday, May 31 at her home.

The former Dorothy Thompson was born March 7, 1926 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Emmett (Hildagard Kronsnoble) Thomp-son in Aurora. She married Peter F. Smith on July 23, 1960. The couple formerly owned and operated the Peshtigo Motel. Her husband preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1998.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Michael (Bonnie) Braley, Mrs. Gerald (Maryanne) Rich, Mrs. William (Rosslyn) Albright; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Eve Moss; and a close friend and caregiver, Jeannie Olmstead.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters, Ruth Sommond, Bernice Pearson, Vera Clash, Arnold, George, Donald and Ervin Thompson.

6/4/2003

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Nicholas DalSanto, Jr.

Nicholas A. DalSanto, Jr., 90, Florence, died Sunday, April 6 at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.

Born July 2, 1912 in Marinette to the late Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas (Eliza Ceronie) DalSanto, Sr., he married the former Irene Bernardy on June 2, 1938 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Walsh. In January of 1940 they moved to Florence. He purchased the local Winery which he owned and operated until 1945. In 1945 he sold the liquor store and went into construction as a general contractor. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, serving as Grand Knights, the Florence Volunteer Fire Department, the Lions Club and various Sportsmen's Clubs.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Michael (Dolores) DalSanto of Florence; two daughters, Sue Newingham of Aurora, Mrs. David (Lisa) Gribble of Commonwealth; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a special son-in-law, Dennis Newingham of Aurora.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Nancy; four sisters, Anna, Kate, Mary and Julie; three brothers, Jerome, John and Louie; and a grandchild, David DalSanto.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 10 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Florence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 6 p.m. Rev. Michael Betley and Rev. Patrick Bernardy will concelebrate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Common-wealth. Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home is serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dickinson Area Life Line, c/o Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, 1721 Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain, MI. 49801.

4/9/2003

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Waino Samuel Maki

Funeral services for Waino Samuel Maki, 89, were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, at the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home in Florence. Rev. Doug Johnson officiated with burial in the Commonwealth Cemetery.

He died on Saturday, March 26, at his home in rural Florence.

Born in Crystal Falls, Mich., on July 7, 1915, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel (Elona) Maki, he attended Rock Cut School in Michigan. On Aug. 24, 1950, he married the former Seidi Beatrice Haampaa at the Finnish Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls. In 1951, the couple moved to the family dairy farm in "Finntown," started by Beatrice's parents, and together they continued the farm's operation.

Survivors include three children, Samuel (Cheryl) Maki, Palatine, Ill., Wayne Maki of Oconto, and Mrs. Rod (Mary Beth) Ryan, De Pere; two grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Arnie; and four sisters, Ilmi, Ines, Tynie and Elona.

Memorials are appreciated to the Florence County Aging Unit Meals on Wheels.

3/30/2005


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Lloyd J. Hughes

Funeral services for Lloyd J. Hughes, 71, 122 Hillside Ave., Oconto Falls, was held Saturday, June 25 at Jones Funeral Home in Oconto Falls at 11 a.m. Patricia DeGroot, parish director, officiated and burial of the urn took place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Town of Commonwealth.

He died Tuesday night, June 21 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, following a four month illness with brain cancer.

Born Jan 19, 1934, in Kingsford, MI., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob (Kleopha Brinkman) Hughes. He grew up in the Homestead area where he attended school. He entered the US Army and served during the Korean Conflict. On March 2, 1957, he married the former Deanna Leppanen at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Florence. Following their marriage the couple lived in Florence where he started a long career with Frigo Cheese. In 1965, the family moved to Big Stone City, SD where he was plant manager of the Frigo facility. in 1980 the family moved back to the Oconto Falls area and he retired as Vice-President of Operations after over 30 years with the company. After retirement, he remained active in the cheese business by doing consulting and brokering of cheese products. A member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and River Island Golf Club, he was active in the community he lived in.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years of Oconto Falls; six children, Jeff (Becky) Hughes, Big Stone City, SD; Mark (Dawn) Hughes, Ortonville, Minn.; Mrs. Larry (Tina) Jones, Duluth, Minn.; Gary Hughes, Green Bay; Mrs. Scott (JoLinda) Brauer, Wrightstown; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Buck (Karen) Hughes, Crystal Falls, MI.; two sisters, Gerry Pietrantonio, Iron Mountain, MI.; Mrs. Bill (Connie) Nadiger, Sturtevant; many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Terry; a brother, Punk Hughes and two sisters, Jane Neuens and Charlotte Church.

6/29/2005


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David M. Mohr

David M. Mohr, 34, of Iron Mountain, passed away Thursday, Sept. 15 at Dickinson County Healthcare Systems. Born Jan. 7, 1971, in Milwaukee he was the son of Matthew Mohr and Brenda Laukant. He graduated from a Milwaukee high school. He resided in Milwaukee where he was a certified welder. In May of this year he moved to Kingsford and was a welder.

Survivors include his parents, Matthew and Ruthanne Mohr; mother Brenda Laukant; his fiance, Jammi Cumber of Kingsford; his grandmother, Lillian Mohr of Florence; three sons, Matthew, Patrick and Matthew; two daughters, Meakayla and Damiana; two brothers, Tim and Richard; a sister, Beverly and many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jesse Maycroft.

Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. at the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home in Florence. Celebrant Robert Fuse officiated and burial was in Commonwealth Cemetery.

9/21/2005


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Joyce Soderberg

Joyce Veronica Soderberg, 88, of Florence, passed away Sunday, Jan. 1 at Florence Villa Nursing Home in Florence. Born April 8, 1917 in Florence, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (Alice Cyr) Trudell. She married Wainno Leppanen and he preceded her in death in 1950. On April 7, 1956 she married Alfred Soderberg and he died in November 1978. A lifelong resident of Florence she worked at Florence Villa and the Florence Post Office. She also baby-sat for many children in the Florence area.

Survivors include two sons, John Leppanen of Florence and Warren "Bucko" (friend, Amy) Soderberg of Florence; seven daughters, Sharon Moratti, Florence (friend, Dan) Liddle, Mrs. William (Adrienne) Hoehne, Brenda Mohr and Mrs. Joe (Alene) Sleeter, all of Florence, Deanna Hughes of Oconto Falls and Mrs. Billy Jack (Bernadette) Sjoquist of New Holstein; a sister, Mrs. Vernon (Millicent) Conn of Florence; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Roy (Jeannette) Frederickson of Iron Mountain; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Gerald Trudell, Wilbert Trudell,, Steven Trudell, Vincent Trudell and David Trudell; a sister, Florence Heminger; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and four sons-in-law, Roy Liddle, Mike Mohr, August Moratti and Lloyd Hughes.

A Funeral Mass was held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Florence. Fr. Michael Betley officiated and burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Commonwealth. Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home served the family.

1/11/2006


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Harry Beach

Funeral services were held at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Florence on Saturday, July 22 for Harry Beach, 88, of Florence. He died on Thursday, July 20 at Dickinson County HealthCare System in Iron Mountain, Mi.

Pastor James Backus officiated and burial was in Commonwealth Cemetery. The Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home, Florence served the family.

Born March 3, 1918 in Wausaukee, he was the son of the late Dolphus and Adah (Betts) Beach. He married Lillian Hilburg on Oct. 6, 1948 and she preceded him in death.

He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1941 to 1945. He was employed as a hydro plant operator for Wisconsin Electric/WE Energies. An active member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, he was also a life member of the Florence VFW Post 3635.

Survivors include a step daughter, Mrs. William (Marilyn) Parker of Florence; a sister, Alice Mueller; three granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Edwin, Marvin, Claude and Orville Beach and a sister, Jeanette Bright.

8/2/2006


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Rose Mary Rader

Funeral services for Rose Mary Rader, 66, Iron River, Mich., were held at the Potawatomi Tribal Church in Crandon. Rev. Don Dewing and Rev. Helen DeGuzman officiated with burial in the Martin Cemetery in Tipler. Langenberg Funeral Home served the family.

She died Thursday, Feb. 6 at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.

Born Sept. 29, 1936 in Crandon to the late Mr. and Mrs. John (Hattie Chokeosh) Alloway, she attended Nicolet College in Rhinelander where she received her certification as a nurse's aide. She was em-ployed at the Crandon Nursing Home and also did home health care. She married Rev. Charles Ritchie, Sr. and the couple made their home in Tipler. He receded her in death in 1989. She later married William Rader in 1991 and lived in Iron River and at Lake Emily where he owned Rader's Resort. She was a member of the Gospel Chapel in Iron River and had been a former member of the Maple Grove Church in Tipler where she taught Sunday School.

Survivors include her husband; four sons, Toby Ritchie of Holland, Chris Orcutt of Jefferson, Lenny Ritchie of Shawano, Charles Ritchie, Jr. of Crandon; six daughters, Rachel Ann Ritchie of Suring, Rebecca Smith of Wabeno, Holly Ritchie of Crandon, Kayci Orcutt of Lake Mills, Dawn Orcutt of Watertown, Gloria Ritchie of Blue Island, Ill.; two sisters, Annie Wayman of Suring, Shirley August of Woodland Park, Colo.; 29 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

2/12/2003


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Ellis Peters

Funeral services for Ellis Peters, 81, Florence, were held Wednesday, Aug. 27 at Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home. Celebrant Robert Fuse officiated with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

He died Monday, Aug. 25 at the Florence Villa Nursing Home.

Born in Tipler on Feb. 3, 1922 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Ray (Irmaguard Gilmore) Peters, he resided in Florence from 1929 to 1941, where he did carpentry for the CCC Camps in the area. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1945 when he was honorably discharged. On Dec. 16, 1967 he married his wife, Marion in Milwaukee where they resided until moving to Dunbar in 1980. She preceded him in death on July 25, 1993. He was a member of the American Legion Post of Milwaukee.

He is survived by one son, Edward Peters of Springfield, Ma.

8/27/2003


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Elizabeth L. Borske

Elizabeth L. Borske, 83, of Niagara, died on Thursday, Oct. 21, at her home.

Born in Tipler on Dec. 8, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Mary LaBelle) Meyers, she lived many years in Alvin. She married Harold Borske and he preceded her in death in 1991. A member of the Women's Club in Alvin, she enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing and cross-country skiing. During World War II, she had two brothers in the service and helped needy neighbors and friends with food from her hunting and fishing trips.

Survivors include two sons, Edward (Jeanne) Borske of Alvin and Michael (Nan) Borske, Iron River; one daughter, Mary Borske of Niagara; one brother, Joseph Meyers of Iron River; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Michael Meyers; and one sister, Celia Ketchum.

A gathering of family and friends was held at the family homestead in Alvin on Saturday, Oct. 22, to honor her memory.

The Jacobs Funeral Home-Niagara Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

10/27/2004


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Stanley W. Ozburn

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5 at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home, Marinette for Stanley W. Ozburn, 85. He passed away Monday, July 31 at Wisconsin Lutheran Care Center, Milwaukee.

Pastor Darrel Diers officiated and burial was in Forest Home Cemetery with military honors.

Born May 3, 1921 in Tipler, he was the son of the late Glen Thomas and Ruth Ann (Dooley) Ozburn.

He spent his youth in Amberg and most of his adult life in Wausaukee. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II he became a police officer in Pewaukee. He went on to work in maintenance for the Chrysler Corp. where he retired after 30 years of service. When he retired he relocated to Marinette and then to Milwaukee.

He is survived by two daughters, Ruth Ann Becher of Champlin, Minn. and Leta L. Ozburn of Milwaukee; two grandsons; a brother, John Ozburn and family of Sussex; two sisters, Mary Williams of Peshtigo and Lois Wartick of St. Louis, Mo. and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and wife, Gertrude Lucille Forslund, he was preceded in death by two sons, Stanley W. Ozburn, jr. and Edward Glen Ozburn; a son-in-law, Ridgely Scot Becher; a brother, Glen Ozburn and a sister, Maude Galetote.

8/10/2006


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Vernon William Fewless

Funeral services for Vernon "Bud" William Fewless, 85, of Goodman, were held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, at Union Protestant Church in Goodman. Rev. Pat Nolet officiated with burial in Glenwood Cemetery in Goodman.

He died Tuesday, March 2, at the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Mich.

Born in Cadillac, Mich., on July 2, 1918, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman (Ella Loucks) Fewless, he married the former Reia Beauley on Feb. 14, 1942, in Fence. She preceded him in death in 1990. He served in the Army during World War II as a combat engineer in Italy and was a member of the American Legion. He was a past school board supervisor and a church elder for Union Protestant Church in Goodman. He was employed at the Goodman Mill for 25 years. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and outdoor activities.

On Jan. 27, 1997, he married the former Martha Ann Miller in Goodman.

She survives along with a son, Gary (Kathleen) Fewless of Green Bay; two grandchildren; two stepsons, Roger Allen, Reedsville, and James Allen, De Pere; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Richard (Aloma ) Carlson of Chilton, Mrs. Scott (Reva) Elias, Wausaukee, and Julie Allen, Forest Junction; a brother, Donald Fewless; and four sisters, Vivian, Eleanor Dubuque, Lois Layton and Lenore Hoffman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Russell; five sisters, Etta Lux, Virginia Carrole, Leona Kelsey, Lillian Steward and Dorothy Sells; and a brother, Robert.

Messar Funeral Home of Wausaukee was in charge of arrangements.

3/10/2004


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Margie K. Voelker

Margie K. Voelker

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 29 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Florence at 1 p.m. for Margie K. Voelker, 61 of Spread Eagle. Visitation will be on Saturday at the church from 12 noon until time of service at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the Harmony Cemetery in Harmony.

The Tondin-Ross and Freeman Funeral Home is assisting the family. She died on Friday, April 14 at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain, Mi.

Born on Aug. 18, 1944 in New Berlin, she was the daughter of the late William and Iola Schmitz. She married Wayne Voelker on Aug. 17, 1985 in Green Bay.

She owned Girl Friday Office Help and had worked at T.G. United. She was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Florence and was in the Creative Kindness group. She was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society.

Survivors include her husband; eight children, Master Sgt. Russell Erickson of Hanau Army Base, Germany, Heidi Erickson of Florence, Wesley (Pam) Erickson of Anchorage, Ak., David (Lisa) Erickson of Iron Mountain, Mi., Barbara Voelker of Athelstane, Mrs. Dale (Michelle) Finder of Goodman, Mrs. Mike (Kelly) Blohm of Wausaukee and Karmen Voelker of Kiel; a brother, Edward (Laura) Schmitz of Muskego; two sisters, Ilamay Fredericks of New Berlin and Karne Lang of Milwaukee; 18 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

4/20/2006


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Betty J. Erickson

Betty J. Erickson, 83, of Lakeland, FL, formerly of Iron Mountain and Spread Eagle, died Monday, Aug. 1, in Lakeland.

She was born Nov. 7, 1921 in Menominee, MI, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willard (Gertrude Michaelis) Harper. She graduated from the Peshtigo High School in 1939 and she married Everett B. Erickson on Oct. 28, 1939 in Peshtigo. He preceded her in death in 1986. She and her late husband owned and operated the Erickson and Sons Funeral Home in Iron Mountain, which later became known as the Erickson-Rochon Funeral Home. She resided in Lakeland, Fl for the past 14 years.

She was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star and served as Past Worthy Matron. She was also a member of the First Lutheran Church, Lady Elks, and Lady Lions. She was a former member of Pine Grove Country Club and the Chippewa Club. She is survived by three sons, Michael of Lakeland, FL, Stephen of Gladwin, MI and Jeffrey of Deltona, FL; four grandsons; six great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jack (Jerry) Surk of Peshtigo; one niece and one nephew.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. The Order of the Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home. Rev. David Anderson will officiate and burial will be in Cemetery Park.

8/3/2005


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Margy E. Sader

Margy E. Sader of Florence died on Saturday, Dec. 11, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain, Mich.

Born in Appleton on April 20, 1929, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred (Emma Fahrenkrug) Boegh, she grew up and attended school in Neenah. She married Duane Sader on Aug. 31, 1957, in Fremont and he preceded her in death on July 26, 1997. The couple lived in Wausaukee for a short time before moving to Florence in 1957.

Survivors include one son, Gary (Laurie) Roehrborn of Fremont; a daughter, Gloria Underwood of Spread Eagle; two brothers, Whitey Boegh and Robert (Betty) Boegh of Neenah; one sister, Betty Pitt of Appleton; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded by six brothers, and one sister.

Private family services were held.

The Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home of Florence was in charge of arrangements.

12/15/2004

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Ernesto Campos

A memorial service for Ernesto "Pancho" Campos, 70, of Kingsford, was held Tuesday, March 20 at Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Pastor Keith Wall officiated.

He died Sunday, March 11 at St. Joseph Hospital in Marsh-field.

Born Oct. 30, 1930 in San Bernardino, Ca. to the late Mr. and Mrs. Pablo (Cecilia DeSantiago) Campos, he work-ed at Grede Foundry in Kings-ford from 1968 until his retirement in 1992. Since his retirement, he had been a leading factor in the development of the Spread Eagle and Eagle Moun-tain Golf Courses. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club at Grede Foundry.

Survivors include his wife, Kathie; two sons, Kelly and Martin (Laura) of Niagara; four daughters, Mrs. Butch (Mari-anne) Colburn, Kristina Campos of Niagara, Terra Goettler-Campos and Krystal Goettler-Campos of Kingsford; several brothers and sisters; and four grandchildren.

3/21/2001


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Charles A. Crago

Charles A. Crago, 72, of Florence, died on Sunday, Sept. 26, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay,

Born in Florence on April 29, 1932, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Eva Lund) Crago, he graduated from Florence High School in 1950 and attended UW-Whitewater earning a bachelor of science degree in business. On Dec. 27, 1952, he married the former Darlene Sundberg at the First Presbyterian Church of Iron Mountain, and was a teacher and coach in Goodman. In 1965, the couple moved to Escanaba where he held a career in the Hardwood Veneer Lumber Industry, and served as vice president of sales for Clairmont Transfer Co. They also lived in Wausau and later in Iron Mountain before moving to Lake Emily in 1987. He was manager of Goodman Forest Industries Ltd. from 1983 to 1997. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Florence and Grace United Methodist Church in Englewood, Fla. He was also a 25-year member of the Escanaba Elks Club, Pine Grove Country Club and the first president of the Lakes States Lumber Association. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, hunting, fishing and singing.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jeff (Gayla) Crago and Mike (Debbie) Crago, both of Florence; two daughters, Mrs. Kent (Kim) Richmond of Florence, and Mrs. Henry (Kathy) Isabelle, West Bend; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 4-8 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain, Mich. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, at the First Presbyterian Church in Florence. Rev. Doug Johnson will officiate and burial will be in Commonwealth Cemetery.

Memorials are appreciated to the First Presbyterian Church of Florence.

9/29/2004


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Joseph Komperda

A Funeral Mass for Joseph Komperda, 79, of Fence, was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 16, at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Armstrong Creek. Rev. Edward Nowakowski officiated with burial in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Armstrong Creek.

He died on Thursday, Aug. 12, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain, Mich.

Born in Wroblowka, Poland, on March 20, 1925, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew (Antoinette Kwak) Komperda, he served in the Polish Army during World War II. On June 19, 1948, he married the former Joan Keating in Rowbridge, England, and in 1953 moved to Chicago from Poland. He relocated to the Goodman area in 1971 and was employed as a tool and die machinist in Iron Mountain, Mich.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Joseph (Deborah) Komperda of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Richard (Judy) Komperda of Niagara; three daughters, Antonina Komperda of Green Bay, Mrs. David Schafer of Milwaukee, and Mrs. Paul (Marian) Johnson of Florence; two sisters, Sophie Kantor of Palm Springs, Calif., and Mary Kibbie of Ventura, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

Messar Funeral Home of Wausaukee was in charge of arrangements.

8/18/2004


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Elaine Johnson

Elaine Lois Johnson, 87, of Florence, died on Saturday, Aug. 7, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain, Mich.

Born in Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Oscar T. (Eva) Hartman. The family moved to Florence when she was 10 years old and she graduated from Florence High School. She married Fritz Johnson on July 26, 1941, in Iron Mountain and he preceded her in death on April 24, 2004.

The couple first lived in the Harding settlement before moving to the Town of Florence where she was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and worked for a number of years for the State Bank of Florence. Her hobbies were crocheting, knitting, baking and fishing.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Terrence (Garnetta) Lazansky of Crivitz; a son, Norman (Diane) Johnson of Dyckesville; one brother, Virden (Alice) Hartman of Norway, Mich.; a sister, Phyllis Coleman of Florence; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Florence. Rev. Doug Johnson will officiate and burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Florence..

The Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home of Florence is in charge of arrangements.

8/11/2004


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Patricia Criel

Patricia Criel, 59, of Ontario, Wis., formerly of Goodman passed away Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Florence Villa Nursing Home in Florence.

Born on Feb. 7, 1947 in Goodman, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Carol Klatt. She resided in Ontario, for many years until moving back to the area due to ill health and to be closer to family and friends.

She is survived by a son, John (Jill) Criel of Armstrong Creek: a daughter, Candee Criel of Tomah, a sister, Mrs. Carl (Carol) Adams of Watersmeet, Mi. and five grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Nelson.

Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Goodman. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Goodman.

The Jacobs Funeral Homes, Niagara Chapel is serving the family.

8/23/2006


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Delaine Cutchins-Bailey

Funeral services were held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, for Delane Cutchins-Bailey, 90, of Goodman. She died Saturday, Feb. 18 at Florence Villa Nursing Home. Rev. Pat Nolet officiated and burial was in the Goodman Cemetery.

Born on Jan. 31, 1916 in Newport News, Va., she graduated from Newport News High School and was a resident there for most of her life. She married George M. Cutchins and he preceded her in death in 1962.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Newport News for more than 50 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Vera Hinnant of Valrico, Fla.; one son, Robert (Peggy) Cutchins of Goodman; her daughter-in-law, Brenda Cutchins of Spencer, Va.; one brother, James E. Sammons of Port Richey, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, George Cutchins, jr.; her son-in-law, Joe Hinnant and a brother, Wilroy Sammons.

3/1/2006


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Arlene J. Phillips

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 for Arlene J. (Kelsey) Phillips, 70, who died on Sunday, March 19 at her home, following a courageous battle with cancer. According to the family's request, no funeral service will be held.

Born April 24, 1935, in Pound, she was the daughter of Roland and Mary (Brooks) Kelsey. She grew up in Florence and after graduation moved to Green Bay.

Survivors include her three children, Steve Phillips, Mrs. Scott (Linda) Anderson and Mary Phillips, all of Green Bay; five step children, Mrs. Brian (Becky) Kortbein of Oshkosh, Bobbi Phillips, John Phillips, Paul Phillips and Dale Phillips, all of Green Bay; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Alvin (Jean) Kelsey of Tx. and Duane (Linda) Kelsey of Green Bay and two sisters, Mrs. Joe (Susie) Gazza of Green Bay and Mrs. Mike (Barb) Taylor of Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gerald (Pete) Phillips; her second husband, Robert Phillips; her parents and two brothers, Roger Kelsey and Robert Kelsey.

3/22/2006


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Jennie Brigham

Jennie Brigham, 79, of Florence, passed away Monday, Feb. 6 at Florence Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Florence. Born June 12, 1926, in Norway, Mi., she was raised and attended school in Norway.

She married John Olson and he preceded her in death in 2000. On Sept. 25, 2001 she married Colin Brigham in Florence and the couple resided in the area. She attended St. Mary Catholic Church in Florence.

She is survived by her husband and by an aunt and cousin, both of Aurora.

Private family services were held. Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home of Florence served the family.

2/8/2006


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Donald B. Larson, Sr.

Funeral services for Donald B. Larson, Sr., of Aurora, were held at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Kingsford Funeral Home on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. He passed away Saturday, Jan. 14 at his home. Burial was in Cemetery Park.

Born Feb. 15, 1948 he was the son of the late Howard and Ellen (Cantwell) Larson.

He graduated from Florence High School in 1967 and received a degree in gunsmithing from Trinidad Junior State College in Trinidad, Colo. He worked as a gunsmith.

Survivors include four children, Mrs. John (Hester) Cowling of Norway, Donald Jr. of Aurora, Heather Clifford of Niagara and Robert of Escanaba; two brothers, Richard of Aurora and Robert of Appleton; two sisters, Laurie of Crystal Falls and Carol of Aurora; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald and a son-in-law, Brian Clifford.

1/18/2006


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Michelle Wulf

Michelle L. Wulf, 30, of Fence passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28 due to injuries sustained from an auto accident in Florence County. She was born July 28, 1975 in West Allis, the daughter of Robert Wulf and Terry Pilot.

She moved to Florence at age 12, attended Florence High School and graduated in 1993. She worked at Econo Foods and most recently at Goodman Veneer.

She is survived by her mother, Karla Wulf of Fence; her stepfather, Curt Hirthe of Milwaukee; her fiancÚ, Robert Fuller of Fence; one son, Robert Wulf Hawley of Goodman; three daughters, Miranda and Natasha Fuller of Fence and Adele Fuller of Kingsford; two brothers, Robert Wulf and Ivy Sipple of Armstrong Creek and Shawn Wulf of Milwaukee; one sister, Kayley Wulf of Fence; her paternal grandparents, Gordon Wulf of Armstrong and Maryann Wulf of Muskego; her maternal grandmother, Charlotte Knutson of Fence; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She is preceded in death by her maternal Grandma and Grandpa Pilot, her father, Robert Wulf, her brother, Steven Stamper, and one sister, Tina Hirthe.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. at Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral in Home Florence. Pastor Doug Johnson officiated and burial was in the Fence Cemetery.

10/5/2005


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Rosalie M. Sternhagen

Rosalie M. Sternhagen, 39, of Fern, Wi., passed away Saturday, Aug. 13 at her home. She was born on March 2, 1966, in Iron Mountain, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome (Delores Kanter) Moller.

She grew up in Fence and married Jeff Sternhagen on Nov. 27, 1982 at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Florence. The couple resided in both Green Bay and Milwaukee, before moving back to Fern in 1985.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Ross Sternhagen of Fern; two daughters, Valarie (T.J. Peterson) Sternhagen of Fern and Kimberly (Dylan Worple) Sternhagen of Gwinn; four brothers, Bruce Moller of Goodman; Jerry Moller and Perry Moller of Fence; and Jeremy Moller of Florence; four sisters; Mary (Keith Dworak) Peters of Denmark; Mrs. Tom (Lori) Harrison of Fence; Mrs. Daryl (Jodel) Neuens of Aurora and Mrs. Kent (Charlene) Walstrom of Aurora and a granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her father; two brothers, Mark and Jerome Moller Jr., and a sister, Amy Moller.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Florence. Pastor Andrew Schwartz officiated and burial was in Fence Cemetery in Fence.

8/17/2005


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Patricia Uren Dams

Patricia Uren Dams, 60, of 110 Woodbury Drive, Iron River, passed away on Wednesday, June 29 at the Iron County Community Hospital in Iron River.

Born April 11, 1939, in Menominee, MI., she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (Freida May Willison) Cooper. She attended the Florence and Iron River schools, receiving her GED with valedictorian honors from the Iron County Community Schools. She was raised in Long Lake and later moved to Iron River.

She was employed at the Coleman Plant for nine years until it closed in 1986, and then went to work at the Mr. T's Restaurant until her retirement in 1996. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary on the Reino Post 21 of Iron River.

Survivors include two sons, William Uren and Charles (Belle) Uren, both of Iron River; four brothers, Thomas (Rose) Cooper of Menominee, Loren Cooper of Antigo, Wallace (Carol) Cooper of Long Lake and Roger (Betsy) Cooper of Rhinelander; a sister, Elizabeth Olson of Superior; two sisters-in-law, Jane Cooper of San Juan, TX. and Millie Cooper of Rohnert Park, Calif.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Uren on Feb. 3, 1996 and her second husband, Donald Dams on Sept. 5, 1999 and two brothers, Richard and Roy Cooper.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 1 at 7 p.m. at Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River with Rev. John Fish officiating.

7/6/2005


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Raymond Edward Klahn

Raymond Edward Klahn, 76, formally of Fence, passed away Saturday, June 11 at his daughter's home in Kiel.

Born on Aug. 15, 1928, in Glenbeulah, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward (Lillian Rautmann) Klahn. He moved to Fence at the age of three, attended grade school in Fence and graduated from Goodman High School. After graduation he worked in the woods with Edwin Gustafson and went into the Army during the Korean War. He worked on the USS Sloan on the Great Lakes. He owned a sawmill and built many homes in the area. He also worked at the Ford Forestry Center in L'Anse until his retirement. On Oct. 16, 1955, he married the former Isabel Suszka and she preceded him in death on July 27, 1998.

Survivors include his children, Mrs. Al (Linda) Baumgart of Kiel; Myron Klahn, Mark (Lori) Klahn, Adam (Iris) Klahn, all of Fence; Rae Bracke (Ed Jones) of Lowell; grandchildren; sisters, Doris Chaney of Fence; Marcella Campbell of Iron Mountain; Mrs. Joe (Mary) Danielczak of Armstrong Creek; a brother-in-law, Stanley (Marge) Suszke of Florence; sister-in-law, Nellie Suszka of South Milwaukee and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kenneth Klahn.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 14 at the Kingsford Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Fr. Ed Nowakowski officiated and burial was at the Fence Cemetery.

Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain and Kingsford assisted the family.

6/15/2005


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Jerome Moller

Jerome Robert Moller, 72, of 729 Moller Road, Fence died Sunday, May 29 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 31, 1932, in Homestead to the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Veronica Pauline Nicholas) Moller.

A Korean War veteran of the United States Army, he married the former Delores M. Kanter on Oct. 15, 1955, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Florence. They have been married for 49 years. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Kosta Parish in Armstrong Creek and belong to Post 3635 of Florence. He was a past member and served for several years as a representative to state on the county conservation board and worked for the county forestry department.

Survivors include his wife; his sons, Bruce of Goodman and Girard, Perry and Jeremy, all of Fence; daughters, Mary Peters of Denmark, Mrs. Tom (Lori) Harrison, Mrs. Jeff (Rose) Sternhagne, Mrs. Daryl (Jodel) Neuens and Mrs. Kent (Charlene) Walstrom, all of Florence County; four brothers, Laurence Moller of Oshkosh, Keith (Mary) Moller of Manitowoc, Brian (Nancy) Moller of Tennessee and Kenneth Moller of Fence; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Jerome Jr. and Mark; daughter, Ami and also by a brother, Raymond; a sister, Mary Rose Brammer; and a son-in-law, Robert Peters.

Friends may call from 9- 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. Stanislaus Kosta Catholic Church in Armstrong Creek. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the church. Fr. Ed. Nowalkowski will offer the Mass of the Christian Burial. Burial will be in the Fence Cemetery with lunch to follow at the Fence Town Hall.

Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral home of Iron Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

6/1/2005