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    Donald Mansfield

    Watersmeet-Donald H. Mansfield, age 85, of Watersmeet, Mich., passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at Aspirus Hospital, Iron River, Mich. He was born August 9, 1932, in Watersmeet, son of the late Herman and Iris (Peacock) Mansfield. Donald grew up and attended school in Watersmeet. He married Clara Greene in Watersmeet, and she preceded him in death in 1986. Donald worked for many loggers in the Watersmeet area for years before going to work for the Gogebic County Road Commission where he worked for around 10 years before retiring. He enjoyed cutting firewood and spending time with his family. Donald is survived by two sons; Robert (Teri) Mansfield and Greg…

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    Ruth Riggs

    Crystal Falls-Ruth A. Riggs, 89, of Crystal Falls, Mich., passed away Monday, August 21, 2017, at Iron County Medical Care Facility, Crystal Falls, Mich. She was born May 20, 1928, in Amarillo, Texas, daughter of the late Charles and Tracy (Hardin) Dipprey. Ruth resided in Terrell, Texas, for the past 12 years and had moved to Crystal Falls in 2014 to be closer to her daughter. She enjoyed knitting and gardening. Ruth is survived by one daughter, Jeanette (Harley) Stapleton, Iron River, Mich.; two grandsons, Troy and Robb Stapleton, Texas; and by one great-granddaughter, Alyssa Stapleton also of Texas. Private family services were held. You may light a candle in…

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    Michael Kanieski

    Crystal Falls-Michael F. Kanieski, 87, of Alpha, Mich., passed away Friday, August 18, 2017, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, Iron Mountain, Mich. He was born April 8, 1930, in Crystal Falls, son of the late Felix and Ann (Broskovetz) Kanieski. Michael grew up in Alpha, Mich. and graduated from Alpha High School, Class of 1948. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1951 until 1953 in the Korean War. In 1965 through 1967 he served in the Peace Corps where Michael met his wife, Nineth Madrid and they married on June 30, 1967, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. They resided in Alpha, and he…

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    David McDowell

    Kingsford-David W. McDowell Jr., 88, of Kingsford, Mich., passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Dickinson County Healthcare System, Iron Mountain, Mich. He was born July 4, 1929, in Ayer, Mass., son of the late David Sr. and Frances (Gardner) McDowell. David grew up in Massachusetts and enlisted in the United States Army at a young age. After being Honorably Discharged from the service, David married Betty Jean Sacchetti on July 25, 1948 in Colorado Springs, Colo. After being married they moved to Kingsford. They celebrated their 69th anniversary this year. David was a mechanic for a few years and worked as an Assistant Manager at the A&P Grocery store…

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    Oliver Bruce

    Crystal Falls-Oliver E. Bruce, 95, of Crystal Falls, Mich., passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility, Crystal Falls, Mich. He was born July 30, 1922, in Ramsay, Mich., son of the late John and Lempi (Hill) Hakkinen. Oliver’s mother passed away when he was very young, so he and his brother, John, came to live with his Aunt and Uncle, Marie and Nestor Bruce, in Crystal Falls, Township. As an adult, he changed his name to Bruce. Oliver graduated from Crystal Falls High School and married Clara Claus on September 17, 1946, in Crystal Falls, Mich. Together they raised four daughters and one son.…

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    Adeline DeJuliannie

    Iron Mountain-Adeline E. DeJuliannie, 103, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017, at ManorCare Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Kingsford, Mich., following a brief illness. Adeline was born June 11, 1914, in Iron Mountain, Mich. and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was the daughter of the late Anton and Angeline (Attocchi) DeMuri. Adeline met her husband Lawrence “Gene” when they were neighbors. She married Lawrence on June 1, 1935, he preceded her in death in 1977. Adeline was employed at the Sewing Factory during World War II and in later years became a homemaker and babysitter for doctors at the VA. She is remembered for her great smile, her…

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    Donald Holmes

    Iron Mountain – Donald R. Holmes 65, of Iron Mountain, MI, passed away on Saturday, August 12th at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. Don was born August 10, 1952, in Stambaugh, MI to the late Glenn and Jane (Marquette) Holmes. He graduated from West Iron County High School in 1970. Don served in the United States Air Force from 1971 to 1974 and is a Vietnam War Veteran, notably being stationed in Da Nang from 1972-1973. After the war, he was stationed at K.I. Sawyer, where he met his wife, Debra. They married in 1975. Don graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1977 with a degree in Electrical…

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    Jeanette Newling

    Pembine-Jeanette M. Newling, age 93, of Pembine, Wis., passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at her home. She was born January 10, 1924, in Wyandotte, Mich., daughter of the late Ralph and Inez (LaFeve) Johnson. Jan grew up in Wyandotte and graduated from Roosevelt High School, Wyandotte. She married Roy J. Newling Sr. on October 11, 1952, in Indiana. They resided in Wyandotte for a short time before moving to South Gate, Mich. Jan worked as a head teller at the Wyandotte Savings Bank for many years until she retired. She along with her husband started to spend time in Pembine in 1986 and in 1991 moved there full time.…

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    Lois Steeno

    Niagara-Lois G. Steeno, age 89, of Niagara, Wis., passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017, at Maryhill Manor, Niagara, Wis. She was born January 8, 1928, in Niagara, Wis., daughter of the late Benjamin and Mildred (Erickson) Giguere. Lois grew up in Niagara and graduated from Niagara High School. She married Raymond Steeno on June 14, 1947, in Niagara. They resided in Niagara and spent their winters in Sun City, Ariz. He preceded her in death on May 13, 2009. Lois worked as a secretary for Niagara High School, retiring after many years. She was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church, Niagara, Wis., past member of Oak Crest Golf Course,…

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    Jacqueline Neumann-Dishaw-Meyers

    Hardwood-Jacqueline “Jackie” M. Neumann-Dishaw-Meyers, age 50, of Hardwood, Mich., passed away Friday, August 4, 2017, at Dickinson County Healthcare System, Iron Mountain, Mich. She was born June 19, 1967, in Warren, Mich., to Gerald and Gwendolyn (Vose) Neumann. She grew up and attended school in North Dickinson High School, later receiving a degree in Medical Transcription. Jackie was united in marriage with Bradley Dishaw in 2003; he preceded her in death. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Felch, Mich. where she enjoyed teaching catechism. Jackie’s hobbies include; crocheting, camping, snowmobiling, gardening, carpentry, most of all spending time with family and friends. Survivors include her daughters, Amanda Neumann…

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    John Freeman

    Niagara-John “Mitzy” E. Freeman, age 70, of Niagara, Wis., passed away Wednesday, August 02, 2017 at his home. He was born July 27, 1947, in Niagara, to Edwin “Putty” and Jeri (Harvath) Freeman. Mitzy was united in marriage to Diane K. St. Vincent in 1971. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, and hunting. Survivors include his loving wife, Diane Freeman; four children; James Freeman, Jonny (Jaymie)Freeman, Jodi Freeman and Julie (Mike Bryant) Freeman; five grandchildren, Cassandra Demboski, Jimmy Freeman, Tori Elam, Maezie Mae and Maddie-Jo; his mother, Jeri Morrow; two brothers, George Freeman and Joe “Red” Freeman; one sister, Patty “ Trixy” (Charlie) Gunville; and by many friends. In addition to…

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    Louise Lantagne

    Louise C. Lantagne, 82, of Florence, Wis., passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 30, 2017, at Dickinson County Healthcare System, Iron Mountain, Mich. She was born on March 28, 1935, in Bark River, Mich., daughter of the late Louis and Josephine (Novak) Barr. Louise married Donald Lantagne on July 9, 1955, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Iron Mountain. He preceded her in death on September 14, 2010. She grew up in Champion, Mich., and at a young age moved to Iron Mountain and graduated from Iron Mountain High School, Class of 1952. Louise worked at the First National Bank of Iron Mountain for 5 years and later at the First…

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    Arlene Smith

    Spread Eagle – Arlene L. Smith, 76, of Spread Eagle, Wis. passed away Friday, July 28, 2017, at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay, Wis. Arlene was born on September 13, 1940, in Iron Mountain, Mich., daughter of the late Ellsworth and Agnes (Rihtershick) Buzzo. She grew up and attended school in Iron Mountain. Arlene married Howard Smith on January 12, 1957, in Iron Mountain; he preceded her in death January 1, 2011. They resided in Aurora, Wis. until they moved to Spread Eagle in the late 1970’s. She worked at the Big Boy Restaurant, Iron Mountain; Golden Living Center, Florence, and the Florence County Aging Commission. Arlene enjoyed knitting, puzzles and…

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    Judith Metzing

    Judith M. Metzing, 71, of Iron Mountain, Mich. passed away Friday, December 23, 2016 at the Iron County Medical Care Facility. She was born October 21, 1945 in Iron Mountain, the daughter of the late Willard and Mary (Briggs) Hill. She married Richard Metzing December 18, 1965 at the North Anderson Church, Anderson, Ind. Judith was a member of the Covenant Church and the Golden K club. She was a gifted and talented artist specializing with both in acrylic and oil paints as well as sculpture work and enjoyed creative cake decorating. Judith loved to entertain making special dishes for her friends and family. She and Richard were able to…

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    Duane Fayas

    Duane G. Fayas, 81, of Iron Mountain, passed away peacefully at his home and was taken to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Duane was loved by many and will be greatly missed by his family, relatives, and friends. He was born August 20, 1935, the son of the late George and Irene (Leppanen) Fayas, and was a life-long resident of Kingsford, Niagara, and Iron Mountain. He graduated with the Class of 1953 from Kingsford High School. Duane attended Michigan Technological University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, graduating in 1958 with high engineering honors. Duane faithfully attended the First…

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    Ray Watts

    Ray A. Watts, 64, of Quinnesec, Mich. passed away Monday, July 24, 2017, at Dickinson County Health Care System, Iron Mountain. He was born April 6, 1953, in Detroit, Mich., son of the late Otis and Carrie Watts. Ray was raised in the Detroit area and graduated from high school there. He worked for the Ford Motor Company on the assembly line for 15 years before moving to Iron Mountain in 1999. Ray worked at Wal-Mart for five years and in his spare time enjoyed watching old western movies. He is survived by the love of his life, Anne of Quinnesec. Two sons, Patrick Green, Tenn., and Stephen Green, Marinette,…

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    Mary Connis

    Niagara-Mary E Connis, 100, Manitowoc, Wis., formerly of Niagara, Wis., died peacefully Friday, July 21, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born March 3, 1917, in Montrose, Mich., to the late Eva & Charles Hutchinson. Mary married James Connis, March 20, 1937, in Montrose. He preceded her in death during World War II on February 26, 1945. Mary worked initially in an apple orchard (where she met her husband), but during WWII was an original “Rosie the Riveter”. After the war, she worked at Scramlin’s Drug Store, which later became Duggan’s Drug Store. After retirement, Mary moved to Niagara and made her home with her son and daughter-in-law, Chuck…

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    Gary Hooper

    Gary William Hooper passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 62 on March 26, 2017, in the Iron Mountain Michigan Veterans Hospital. Gary was born in Stambaugh, Mich., on April 27, 1954, son of William and Marcille Hooper. He grew up with three sisters and two nieces. While growing up he spent much of his time in upper Michigan with a short period of time in Idaho. He joined the Army young in his life going to Germany; while there in 1973 he earned a Blue Citation Award for his honorable behavior in saving a young woman. After returning from the service he spent a lot of…

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    Shirley Jauquet

    Iron Mountain-Shirley A. Jauquet, 87, of Iron Mountain, Mich., passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Freeman Nursing & Rehabilitation Community, Kingsford, Mich. She was born January 19, 1930, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Edward and Anna (Cowling) Ladwig. Shirley was a lifetime resident of Iron Mountain and graduated Iron Mountain High School with her daughter in 1988. She worked for Merle Norman as a cosmetologist for many years. On January 1, 2003, she married her long-time, loving companion, Clem Jauquet. He preceded her in death on March 4, 2008. Shirley was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards, crossword puzzles and…

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    Frank Suardini

    Fence, Wis. – Frank Suardini, Jr., 89, of Fence,Wis., passed away Friday, June 23, 2017, at his home. He was born on December 2, 1927, in Princeton, Mich., son of the late Frank Sr. and Emilia (Dinco) Suardini. Frank served in the US Army from March 1946 until his honorable discharge in 1947. He married Beverly Pochart, on December 10, 1949, in Milwaukee, Wis. She preceded him in death on August 25, 2012. Frank worked for the A.O. Smith Frame Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee, Wis. as a press operator where he retired after 30 years. In 1992, Frank along with his wife Beverly moved to Fence, Wis. He was a member…

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    Roger Palenske

    Amasa-Roger E. Palenske, 80, of Amasa, Mich., passed away Monday, July 17, 2017, at Iron County Medical Care Facility, Crystal Falls, Mich. He was born April 30, 1937 in Des Plaines, Ill., son of the late Frank and Helen Palenske. Roger attended and graduated from high school in Des Plaines, Ill. and went on to attend Michigan Technical University at which time he was drafted into the United States Army. He served in the Army, reaching the rank of Sergeant before being Honorably discharged. Roger married Paulette Chabot on May 29, 1994 in Waukegan, Ill. They resided in Morton Grove, Ill. where Roger worked as a splicer for Illinois Bell…

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    Jean Haanpaa

    Iron Mountain-Jean A. Haanpaa, 58, of Iron Mountain, Mich., passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, at her home. She was born May 30, 1959, in Ironwood, Mich., daughter of the late Roger and Joan (Sertich) Chagnon. Jean grew up in Baraga, Mich., and graduated from Baraga High School, Class of 1983. She resided in L’anse, Mich. and later Baraga until 1991 at which time she moved to Iron Mountain. Jean worked as a nurse’s aide at ManorCare Health Services and Evergreen Assisted Living. In 2008, she went to work for Trico. Jean enjoyed the outdoors, walking, going to the beach, taking pictures and especially the time she spent with her…

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    Gary Raymond

    -Gary L. Raymond, 76, of Sagola, Mich., passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Hospital, Iron Mountain, Mich. Gary is the son of Rachel (Smith) Raymond and the late Bernard Raymond. He is survived by his loving wife, Darlene Nelson, Sagola, Mich. In accordance with Gary’s wishes private family services were held. You may light a candle in remembrance of Gary or leave a condolence for his family online at www.JacobsFuneralHomes.com. The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, to honor Gary’s legacy of life. Current Services for Jacobs Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc.

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    Angeline Mindok

    Angeline C. “Angie” Mindok, age 95, of Crystal Falls, Mich., passed away Friday, July 14, 2017, at Iron County Medical Care Facility, Crystal Falls, Mich. She was born on July 22, 1921, in Crystal Fal ls, daughter of the late Peter and Elizabeth (Pedranzen) Schiavo. Angie was the first daughter in a family of sixteen children. At age 18, she went to Chicago where she worked as a live-in nanny on Lakeshore Drive. There she met the love of her life, George Mindok, another Crystal Falls native. Angie and George were married on August 1, 1942, at Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Crystal Falls. They moved to Port Angeles, Washington…

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    Guy Donovan

    Kingsford-Guy J. Donovan, age 68, of Kingsford, Mich., passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, Iron Mountain, Mich. He was born May 8, 1949, in Escanaba, Mich., son of the late Francis and Lucille (DeGrand) Donovan. Guy attended Escanaba schools until the 10th grade until he went to serve our country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He served from January of 1968 until his honorable discharge in July of 1969. Guy returned to the Escanaba area, and along with working at a few different places, he went on to graduate high school in 1976. He married Lynda Skellenger…

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    Cheryl Hafeman

    -Cheryl Ann (Gill) Hafeman, 72, of Janesville, Wis. formerly of Pembine, Wis., was called to a better life on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Mercy Hospice, Janesville, following a short illness. Cheryl was born September 17, 1944, in Hazel Green, Wis., daughter of the late Paul and Theda (McDonald) Gill. She graduated from Belmont High School, Class of 1962. Cheryl went on to graduate from the University of WI-Platteville in 1967 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Language Arts, Social Studies, Junior High. Cheryl later received her Master’s Degree in Curriculum from Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Mich. as she was driven by her love of children. She taught at Walker Junior…

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    Janet Kelley

    Janet S. Kelley, 80, of Florence, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017. She was born July 29, 1936, in Florence, daughter of the late John and Martha (Witynski) Brey. Janet was a life long resident of Florence and graduated from Florence High School class of 1954. She married Edwin “Ed” Kelley on May 20, 1963 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Florence. Janet was owner and served as store clerk of Kelley’s Liquor Store in Florence until its closing. She was a woman of strong faith and an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She was an organist for many years there. All who knew Janet, loved her. No one…

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    Frances Senecal

    Niagara, WI – Frances “Pauline” P Senecal, 93, of Niagara passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Maryhill Manor Nursing Home. She was born on August 1, 1923, in Niagara, daughter of the late Aaron “Neal” and Elsie (Combes) Peterson. Pauline was a lifelong resident of Niagara and graduated from Niagara High School class of 1942. She married Earl Senecal on November 19, 1942, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Niagara. He preceded her in death in 2001. Pauline was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and St. Anthony Council of Catholic Women. She enjoyed gardening, cleaning, baking, humming, and especially the time she spent with her grandchildren. She is…

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    Charles Cross

    Charles G. “Charlie” Cross, 67, of Iron Mountain, Mich., passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, Wisc. He was born June 27, 1949 in Libertyville, Ill., son of the late Elmer and Sonja (Edman) Cross. Charlie grew up in Schofield, Wisc., where he graduated from high school. He went on to attend college at the University of WI-Eau Claire where he received his Bachelor’s Degree and the University of WI-Superior, where he received his Master’s Degree in Fine Arts. Charlie worked many years in the art industry in both Minneapolis, Minn. and in California. While in California he met Nancy Schroeder who he married…

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    Pastor Johannes Hering

    Pastor Johannes S. Hering, 87, of Florence, Wisc., passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Florence. Pastor Johannes was born June 1, 1929 in Geruenhain Sachsen, Germany, son of the late Karl and Eleonore (Friedrich) Hering. He married Jacqueline Serocka in Indiana and she preceded him in death in 1972. Pastor Johannes moved to the United States at a young age and attended the seminary in Dallas, Tex. where he became an ordained minister. He later moved out east to receive further schooling. Pastor Johannes served as Pastor in Bremen, Ill., Gary, Ind., served in a mission church at the Bylas Apache Indian Reservation, Ariz.…