Obituaries

Sandra Pukall

Sandra Pukall

AURORA, Wis. — Sandra K. Pukall, 76, of Aurora, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at her home after a short bout with cancer. She was born on Dec. 13, 1940, in Laona, Wis., the daughter of the late Alvin and Hulda (Hess) Elmquist. She was a very hard worker, and for 34 ...

Marian Gammey

IRON MOUNTAIN — Marian J. “Kitty” Gammey, 78, of Iron Mountain and formerly of Florence, Wis., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Visitation will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 until 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian ...

Sharon Spigarelli

KINGSFORD — Sharon (Sturm) Spigarelli, of Tucson, Ariz. and formerly of Kingsford, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. She was born May 7, 1943, daughter of the late Mearl and Dorothy Sturm. She grew up in Kingsford and graduated from high school in 1961. Her and her husband Don ended up ...

Harley Davis

ALPHA — Harley Davis, 83, of Alpha, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at his home. Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 20, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Nash Funeral Home in Crystal Falls. The Eastside Veterans Council and the Alpha Fire Department will do a Pass-in-Review at 12:45 ...

Roger Deau

NORWAY — Roger Deau, 78, of Norway, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Shirley Moritz

NORWAY — Shirley A. Moritz, 81, of Norway, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara, Wis. She was born on Sept. 24, 1935, in Norway, the daughter of the late David and Rose (Bronczyk) Paoli. Shirley married Ewald J. Moritz on Aug. 25, 1966, in Elmhurst, Ill. He preceded ...

Arthur Lies Jr.

Arthur Lies Jr.

KINGSFORD — Arthur N. Lies Jr., 90, of Kingsford, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Art was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Chicago, son of the late Arthur Sr. and Edna (Bratschi) Lies. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in ...

Delores Dunst

KINGSFORD — Delores (VanBoven) Dunst, 89, of Kingsford, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at  Lake Wylie, S.C.

Richard Makela

KINGSFORD — Richard A. "Butch" Makela, 73, of Kingsford, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Golden Living Center in Florence, Wis. He was born on July 9, 1943, in Chicago, son of the late Reynolds C. and Dorothy M. (Laine) Makela. Richard grew up in Waukegan, Ill., and graduated high ...

Leroy Anderson

CRYSTAL FALLS — Leroy E. Anderson, 88, of Crystal Falls, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at his home. Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic ...

John Salzeider

HIGHLAND, Ind. — John E. Salzeider, 77, of Iron River and formerly of Pawnee, Ill. and Faithorn, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Highland. He was born on May 24, 1939, in Faithorn, son of the late Arnold and Crystal (Reid) Salzeider. John married Marilyn L. Moe on June 16, 1962, in ...

Arthur Lies Jr.

SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. — Arthur N. Lies Jr., 90, of Spread Eagle, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. until noon at First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford. Memorial services ...

John Salzeider

HIGHLAND, Ind. — John E. Salzeider, 77, of Highland and formerly of Faithorn, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Highland. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. ...

Roger Reiten

Roger Reiten

KINGSFORD — Roger L. Reiten, 62, of Kingsford, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at his home. He was born on Aug. 17, 1954, in Iron Mountain, son of Robert and Marguerite (Peterson) Reiten. Roger graduated from Kingsford High School, class of 1973. He worked for Lakeshore Inc. in ...

JENNIFER LEE AXLEY

Jennifer Lee Axley

FLORENCE, Wis., — Jennifer Lee Axley, 38, of Florence, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 6, 2017. She graduated from American InterContinental University with a four-year degree in business administration. She was employed at CCI Systems as a project coordinator. Jennifer leaves ...

MARIAN J. "KITTY" GAMMEY

Marian J. “Kitty” Gammey

IRON MOUNTAIN — Marian J. "Kitty" Gammey, 79, of Iron Mountain, formerly of Florence, Wis., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Iron Mountain. She was born on April 6, 1937, in Florence, daughter of the late Joseph and Edith (Soderberg) ...

NANCY RAE (SOBOLEWSKI) NEMACHECK

Nancy Rae (Sobolewski) Nemacheck

IRONWOOD — Nancy Rae (Sobolewski) Nemacheck, 63, passed away peacefully at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., on Dec. 26, 2016, after fighting a courageous battle against breast cancer and pulmonary hypertension. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marian L. Sobolewski. Nancy is ...

NORRIS LUCAS

Norris Lucas

NORWAY — Norris “Luke” Lucas, 79, of Norway, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. He was born on May 8, 1937, in Oil City, Pa., the son of the late Norris J. and Pearl E. (Taft) Lucas. There are three simple words to describe Luke: Live, ...

Patti A. Greig-Serbinski

IRON RIVER — A celebration of life for Patti A. Greig-Serbinski will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, from noon until 5 p.m. at the American Legion Reino Post 21, located at 212 Washington St. in Iron River.

Roger L. Reiten

KINGSFORD — Roger L. Reiten, 62, of Kingsford, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain.