• Florence,  Niagara

    Irene Harris

    Iron River, Mich. Irene D. Harris, 79, of Iron River, Mich., passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at Aspirus Iron River Hospital. She was born on March 9, 1936, in Battle Creek, Iowa, son of the late Frank and Effel (Koch) Hein. Irene grew up in Battle Creek and graduated from Battle Creek High School, class of 1954. She married Dick E. Harris on July 8, 1956 in Elkpoint South Dakota. Irene worked for many nursing homes and hospitals in the dietary departments in the Fargo, North Dakota area. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards and especially the time she spent with her family and friends. Irene is survived by her…

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    Frankie Brownell

    AURORA, Wis. – Frankie “Frank” A. Brownell, 72, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Hospital, Iron Mountain. He was born July 5, 1943, in Crandon, Wis. son of the late Dennis and Gertrude (Fraley) Brownell. Frank grew up in Kenosha, Wis. He joined the United States Navy in November, 1961 and was honorably discharged in February, 1966. Frank moved back to Kenosha and worked for Johnson Motors in Waukegan, Ill. for many years. He married Dessie “June” Carter on July 1, 1978, in Kenosha. They resided in Kenosha until moving to Aurora in 2005, when Frank retired. He loved spending time with…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Melba Novak

    Melba L. Novak, 95, of Elkart Lake, passed away early Sunday morning, February 14, 2016, at Sharon S. Richardson Hospice in Sheboygan Falls. She was born November 12, 1920, in Commonwealth, Wis., daughter of the late Frank A. and Anna E. (Barta) Novak. Melba graduated from Florence High School and attended the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and received her Master’s Degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She taught music at Florence Schools, music and history at Elkhart Lake Schools and music at Prentice and Waupun Schools. Her students remembered her wonderful teaching years with many cards, letters and visits long after her retirement. Melba was a lifelong member of…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Nick Vicenzi

    IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. – Nick S. Vicenzi, 56, of Iron Mountain, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016, at Manorcare Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Kingsford. He was born September 16, 1959, in Green Bay, Wis. son of Douglas and Janice (Makie) Vicenzi. Nick grew up in Green Bay; he later attended Northern Michigan University where he received his Associate Degree in Electronics. He lived in Colorado Springs, Colo. for a few years where he worked as a Television Repairman. Nick moved to Iron Mountain and worked for Gambles Hardware Store in Niagara, Sound North and Bergeron Motors. He then moved to Tempe, Ariz. where he repaired motorcycles at a sport shop…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Rosie Michaud

    Spread Eagle, Wis. – Rosie P. Michaud, 86, of Spread Eagle, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Freeman’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Kingsford. She was born March 8, 1929, in Madison, Kentucky, daughter of the late Arthur and Stella (Curse) Jackson. Rosie grew up in and attended school in Kentucky. She married Gerald Michaud on March 4, 1950, in Dayton, Ohio. They resided in Dayton for one year before moving to Iron Mountain in 1951. Rosie worked at the Blind Duck Inn, Modern Laundry and Maraccini and Sons in Iron Mountain. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed traveling, especially the trip she took to Hawaii with her sister to…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Troy Shumard

    Crystal Falls, Mich. – Troy G. Shumard, 89, of Crystal Falls, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016, at the Golden Living Center, Florence. He was born May 13, 1926, in Bement, Ill. son of the late William and Carrie (Renfro) Shumard. Troy grew up in Bement, Ill. and graduated from Bement High School, Class of 1943. He served his country in the United States Navy, serving with the 144th Naval Construction Battalion during WWII in Saipan, from August of 1944, until his honorable discharge in June of 1946. Troy married Pauline Ward on July 31, 1948, in Bement; she preceded him in death on May 20, 2015. He worked at…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Douglas Koller

    Iron Mountain, Mich. – Douglas R. Koller, 55, of Iron Mountain, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016, at his home. He was born April 8, 1960, in Iron Mountain, son of Donald and Dana (Bonikowske) Koller. Doug grew up in Norway and graduated from Norway High School, Class of 1978. He excelled in football where his teammates called him “Moose”; he also participated in Track and Cross Country. Doug served our country in the United States Army and after being honorably discharged attended Northern Michigan University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Science. He served in the Army Reserves for years and was deployed during Desert Storm. Doug…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Milton Biastock

    FLORENCE, Wis. — Milton D. Biastock, 72, of Florence, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette. He was born October 7, 1943, in Kenosha, Wis. son of the late Milton and Alvina (Heg) Biastock. Milton grew up in Kenosha and attended school there. He served his country in the United States Navy and upon his honorable discharge from the service he returned to Kenosha. In 2012, Milton moved to Florence. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, had a witty personality and was known for flirting with all the girls in Florence. Milton is survived by, one sister, Deanna (Ron) Barber, Ariz. and his close friend, Todd Folz,…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Vivian Wood

    SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. — Vivian A. Wood, 91, of Spread Eagle, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at Maryhill Manor Nursing Home in Niagara, Wis. She was born May 22, 1924, in Iron Mountain, Mich. daughter of the late Martin and Cecelia (DeLangis) Makoutz. Vivian grew up in Iron Mountain and graduated from Iron Mountain High School, Class of 1942. After high school she moved to Ypsilanti, Mich. and worked in the bomber plant in WWII. Vivian married Floyd Wood on December 15, 1945, in Iron Mountain; he preceded her in death on April 12, 1993. They lived in Iron Mountain, Aurora, Wis. and Spread Eagle. She was Town Treasurer…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Keith King

    MANSFIELD TWP. – Keith Allen King, 82, of Mansfield, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette. He was born September 13, 1933, in Crystal Falls, son of the late Stephen and Adeline (Jarvis) King. Keith grew up in Stambaugh, Mich. and graduated from Stambaugh High School, Class of 1951. He served his country in the United States Navy from April, 1952 until his honorable discharge in April, 1956. Keith married Marjorie DePotie on August 31, 1957, in Alpha, at St. Edward Catholic Church. He was a certified heavy equipment mechanic, welder and trimmed trees for Asplundh. He enjoyed farming, gardening, hunting, fishing, working on equipment,…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Allan Wahoviak

    Iron Mountain –Allan “Al” “Snooks” G. Wahoviak, 74, of Iron Mountain, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016, at Aurora Bay Medical Center, Green Bay. He was born April 18, 1941, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Robert and Marion (Swanson) Wahoviak. Al was a lifelong resident of Iron Mountain. He graduated from Iron Mountain High School, Class of 1960, and played four years of Varsity football and was on the basketball team. Al served in the United States Navy and after being honorably discharged returned to Iron Mountain. He married Joyce Edwards in July of 1962. Al owned and operated several businesses in Iron Mountain including a sign company,…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Lulu Phillips

    CRYSTAL FALLS — Lulu E. Phillips, 80, of Woodruff, Wis., passed away Friday, January 29, 2016, at Avanti Health and Rehabilitation Center, Minocqua, Wis. She was born March 13, 1935, in Florence, Wis. daughter of the late Clarence and Dora (Bailey) Johnson. Lulu grew up in Alpha, Mich. and graduated from Alpha High School, Class of1954. She married Robert Phillips on October 8, 1955, in North Carolina where he was serving our country in the United States Marine Corp. They resided in Madison, Wisconsin Dells and St. Germaine, Wis. She later moved with her husband to Kingsford where they managed a donut shop and later owned Bob and Lu’s Pasty…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Theresa Nault

    Theresa A. Nault, 99, of Iron Mountain, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Kingsford. She was born May 17, 1916, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late John and Giudita (Branz) Carollo. Theresa was a lifelong resident of Iron Mountain and resided on the family farm in the Lake Antoine area. She married Lionel Nault in 1937; he preceded her in death on March 19, 1945, while serving our country in World War II. Theresa owned and operated Theresa’s Supper Club in Marinette, Wis. during the late fifties. She was an active and devoted member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. Theresa…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    David Jennings

    Aurora, Wis. — David S. Jennings, 57, formerly of Gwinn, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at his home in Aurora. He was born February 17, 1958, son of the late Roger and Nancy (Vidlund) Jennings. David grew up in Negaunee, Mich. and attended school in Negaunee and Sheboygan, Wis. While residing in Sheboygan, he worked for the Spiller Spring Company; he was also a self-employed truck driver. He later resided in Gwinn before moving to Aurora to be closer to his brother. He was a member of the Richmond Twp. Club in Suomi. David enjoyed campfires, was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and cherished his pets, Benji and…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Jeanette Schinderle

    IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich.- Jeanette I. Schinderle, 74, of Iron Mountain, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at Bellin Memorial Hospital, Green Bay, Wis. She was born February 4, 1941, in Bessemer, Mich. daughter of the late William and Mabel (Parent) Honkala. Jeanette grew up in Bessemer and graduated from Bessemer High School, Class of 1959. She went on to attend Northern Michigan University where she received her Nursing Certificate. Jeanette married Bernard “Doc” Schinderle on September 30, 1961, at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Bessemer; he preceded her in death on November 16, 2004. She worked for Dickinson County Hospital as a nurse for a few years and later cleaning…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Linda Emery

    Linda L. Emery, 68, of Florence, passed away Monday, January 25, 2016, at Dickinson County Healthcare System, Iron Mountain. She was born July 2, 1947, in Marshalltown, Iowa, daughter of the late Dutch and Esther (Gray) Wilson Linda grew up in Rhodes, Iowa and graduated from West Marshall High School in State Center, Iowa. She resided in Charleston, S.C., Nevada, Iowa and later Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in September, 2012, she moved to Homestead, Wis. and in 2013, moved to Florence. Linda enjoyed bingo, having lunch weekly and visiting with her family at Barb’s Café and always cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren. She is survived by one son,…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Diana Gatewood

    Diana J. Gatewood, 70, of New Haven, Mich. formerly of Amasa passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility, Crystal Falls. She was born June 4, 1945, in Crystal Fall, daughter of the late Lawrence and Pauline (Bennett) Gill. Diana grew up in Amasa and graduated from Amasa High School. She attended Northern Michigan University and received her meat cutting license. Diana married Nate Gatewood on December 23, 1985, in Clinton Township. They resided in New Haven where she worked as a meat cutter for many area grocery stores. In 2013, Diana relocated back to the Crystal Falls area. She enjoyed singing, crocheting, cutting wood,…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Kenneth Schuman

    Kenneth R. Schuman, 74, of Florence, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016, at his home. He was born September 26, 1941, in Neenah, Wis. son of the late Charles and Myra (Barth) Schuman. Ken grew up and attended school in Neenah, Wis. He was a self-employed carpenter and also sold cars in the Neenah-Menasha area. Ken enjoyed fishing, crocheting and the outdoors. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; one son; two daughters; one step-son, Shane and Andrea Moratti, Niagara and many grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by on sister. In accordance with Ken’s wishes private family visitation and services were held. You may…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Rudolph Maki

    Rudolph (Rudy) Milton Maki, 80, of Iron Mountain passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 17, 2016, at his home. He was born on March 18, 1935, in Ishpeming, Michigan, son of the late Leonard and Nannie Maki. He married Ruth A. Palomaki on February 18, 1956, and together they raised a family of four children, Bradley, Melanie, Chris, and Rodney. In 1963, the family moved to Iron Mountain where he continued his 25 year career with Metropolitan Life Insurance. Rudy also enjoyed construction and operating heavy equipment, so in 1985, he made a career change going to work for A. Lindberg & Sons, Inc., retiring in 1997. While growing up…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Donald Mathena

    Donald G. Mathena, 87, of Kingsford, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016, at the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Hospital, Iron Mountain He was born November 1, 1928, in Akron, Ohio, son of the late Guy and Viola (Fivecoats) Mathena. Don grew up in Akron and graduated from Akron High School. He attended a vocational school and became a master sheet metal worker. Don served our country in the United States Marines and after being honorably discharged he joined the U.S. Air Force where he served two duties. He married Shirley Hildreth on April 7, 1961 in Akron; they made their home in Kingsford. Don worked for the Sheet Metal Workers…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Emil Kenney

    Emil M. Kenney, 93, of Amasa, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility, Crystal Falls He was born January 22, 1922, in Amasa, son of the late Marino and Josephine (LeBardi) Kenney. Emil grew up in Amasa and graduated from Amasa High School. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II, from January 19, 1943 until his honorable discharge on January 18, 1946. Emil married Hulda Ahonen on May 13, 1950, in Chicago, Ill; she preceded him in death on April 3, 2009. He worked for Bell & Howell as a machine operator in Chicago, Ill. for many years,…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Tom Miller

    Tom L. Miller, 69, of Milwaukee Wis., passed away Saturday, January 16th, 2016, at Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls, Wis. He was born September 13, 1946, in Goodman Wis., son of the late Gust and Agnes Miller. Tom grew up in Fern, Wis. and attended Florence High School. He served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Tom then moved to California where he earned his college degree in journalism. After college he moved to Milwaukee where he worked with his brothers in their tree servicing businesses. He was a quiet person who enjoyed reading, writing, and occasional trips to the family property in Florence, Wis.…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Paula Lilly

    Paula J. Lilly, 65, of Kingsford, passed away Friday, January 15, 2016, at Manorcare Health Services, Kingsford. She was born May 25, 1950, in Ypsilanti, Mich. daughter of the late Paul and Doris (Stockdale) Lilly. Paula grew up and attended school in Wayne, Mich. She lived in Copper Harbor, Mich. for a few years before moving to Quinnesec, Mich. While in Quinnesec she lived with Melody Beres, at her group home for over 30 years. For the last two years she resided at the Pines Group Home in Kingsford. While living in Westland, Mich. she was a member of Fair Haven Baptist Church. Paula volunteered her time at both Trico…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Agnes Dickinson

    Agnes Dickinson, 95, of Norway, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016, at Evergreen Meadows Assisted Living, Norway. She was born October 27, 1920, in Durand, Mich. daughter of the late Joseph and Kathleen (Martish) Gurica. At a young age she moved to Czechoslovakia and shortly after to Canada. Agnes married Elmer Legeret on October 20, 1942; he preceded her in death in November, 1989. They resided in Highland Park, Mich., Ferndale, Mich. and Palmetto, Fla. She then married Oliver Dickinson in 1990; he preceded her in death in April, 2008. While being married to Oliver they resided at the Villages in Florida. Agnes has resided since 2011, at Evergreen Meadows.…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Sigrid Kauffman

    Sigrid S. Kauffman, 67, of Crystal Falls, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016, at Iron County Medical Care Facility, Crystal Falls. She was born November 5, 1948, in Crystal Falls, daughter of the late Tauno and Ilona (Rajala) Koski. Sigrid grew up in Crystal Falls and graduated from Crystal Falls High School, Class of 1967. Upon graduation, she enrolled in Bryant and Stratton Business College in Milwaukee, Wis.; she graduated in 1968. She worked for Tower Insurance Company as a typist/receptionist full time for about four years. Sigrid married Raymond “Butch” Kauffman on August 21, 1971, in Milwaukee; they resided there for 15 years before moving to Crystal Falls in…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Kevin Brinkman

    Kevin E. Brinkman, 62, of Niagara, passed away peacefully, Thursday, January 14, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born January 13, 1954, in Wausau, Wis. son of the late Eugene and Ruth (Viertel) Brinkman. Kevin grew up in Wausau and graduated from D.C. Everest High School in Wausau, Class of 1972. He served in the United States Army from 1972 until his honorable discharge in 1975. Kevin married Laura Kotlewski on October 8, 1977, at St. Mark Catholic Church in Rothschild, Wis. He worked as a Union Pipefitter at the American Can Paper Mill in Rothschild until 1989. Kevin and Laura moved to Niagara in 1989,…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Roger Pedo

    Roger T. Pedo, 77, of Iron Mountain, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at Dickinson County Healthcare System, Iron Mountain. He was born September 13, 1938, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Louis and Rose (Bruno) Pedo. Roger was a lifelong resident of Iron Mountain and graduated from Iron Mountain High School. He went on to attend the Seminary at St. Lawrence in Fond du Lac, Wis. and later St. John Seminary in Detroit. Roger left the Seminary to pursue a career in teaching and after receiving his bachelor’s degree he taught for many years at the Dickinson Area Catholic School. He was an active member of St. Mary…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Parker Lindblom

    Parker John-David Lindblom, beloved son of Aimee Ryding and Dean Lindblom, was born sleeping on Dec 30, 2015, at 11:25 pm. He is survived by his parents, Aimee Ryding and Dean Lindblom of Quinnesec; brother, Austin Sullivan of Hancock Mich. and grandparents, Lori Arthur and John David Pattison, whom Parker was named after, of Greenland, Mich. Parker joins his maternal great-grandparents, Robert and Mildred Gillstrom, in Heaven. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 7, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain. A very special thank you to the staff in the labor and delivery unit at Dickinson Country Hospital and the staff at…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Lotte Porter

    Lotte G. Porter, 94, of Iron River, Mich. passed away Saturday, January 2, 2016, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility, Crystal Falls. She was born in Berlin, Germany on December 22, 1921, daughter of the late Joseph and Martha Stroske. Lotte married Franklin Porter in 1948, in Germany. She was a member of the German Armed Forces during WWII. Lotte and Franklin left Germany and made their home in Iron River. She loved being with her family and enjoyed cooking and sewing. Lotte is survived by two grandchildren, Kimberly (Norm Johnson) Wilcox, and her children, Noah and Lily, all of Kingsford and Scott (Tracie) Herzberg, and their children, Tyler,…

  • Florence,  Niagara

    Thomas Mohr

    Thomas C. Mohr, 48, of Niagara, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016, at the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Hospital, Iron Mountain. He was born December 22, 1967, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Charles and Doreen (Payette) Mohr. Tom grew up in Niagara, Wis. and graduated from Niagara High School, Class of 1985. He joined the United States Army after graduation. Tom drove truck for over 25 years, most recently working for Timber Products of Iron Mountain. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, playing video games and woodworking. Tom loved kids and kids loved him. Tom is survived by one son, Lucas Mohr, Niagara; two daughters, Nicole Murach, Oconto…