Obituaries

Arthur Tappy

IRON MOUNTAIN — Arthur C. Tappy, 84, of Niagara, Wis., passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain. He was born June 17, 1932, in Spalding, son of the late Joseph and Erna (Henring) Tappy. Art grew up in Niagara and attended school there. ...

Thomas Bornfleth

NIAGARA, Wis. — Thomas G. Bornfleth, 69, of Niagara, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. He passed away unexpectedly as a result of a heart attack. Tom was born June 3, 1947, in Iron Mountain, son of the late William and Georgia (Strauss) Bornfleth. He graduated ...

Virginia Wilson

BEECHER, Wis. — Virginia Ella Wilson, 89 of Beecher, passed away on Nov. 22, 2016, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford. Virginia was born on May 24, 1927, in Niagara, Wis. She was the first of four daughters born to Allen and Nina Ninneman. The family moved to Dunbar, Wis. after ...

Ada M. Alexander

HOMESTEAD, Wis. — Ada M. Alexander, 65, of Homestead, passed away on Friday, Nov. 25, at Golden Living Center in Florence, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Iron Mountain.

Kay A. Stodola

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kay A. Stodola, 83, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Friday, Nov. 25, at Freeman Health and Rehabilitation Community in Kingsford. Private family services are being held. Condolences to the family of Kay Stodola may be expressed online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com. The family ...

Joyce Eyers

IRON MOUNTAIN — Joyce C. Eyers, 93, of Iron Mountain, peacefully passed onward with family at her side at 2:40 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. Joyce will be best remembered for her love affair with her husband of 66 years, Calvin Monroe Eyers. Her unwavering love, care, and concern ...

Patricia Wall

WAUCEDAH — Patricia M. Wall, 69, of Waucedah, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain. She was born on March 10, 1947, daughter of Edward and Mildred (Viergutz) Erl. She grew up in Medford, Wis., and graduated from Medford High School, ...

Patricia Wood

IRON MOUNTAIN — Patricia (née Rahoi) Wood, 88, of Iron Mountain, passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at her daughter's home in Milwaukee. Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Funeral services will follow ...

Dr. Ralph Carlson

KINGSFORD — Dr. Ralph Carlson, 95, longtime resident of this area, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at Evergreen Heights Assisted Living Nursing Home in Kingsford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home.

David J. Bolander

KINGSFORD — David J. Bolander, 69, of Kingsford, passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 at his home. David was born on Dec. 20, 1946 in Iron Mountain, son of the late Clarence and Frances (Lear) Bolander. He was a lifelong resident of this area and a 1965 graduate of Iron Mountain High ...

Elva E. Witkowski

CRYSTAL FALLS — Elva E. Witkowski, 102, of Crystal Falls, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. She was born on Dec. 18, 1913, in Portland, Oregon, daughter of the late John and Hilda (Stromberg) Walsted. She was a ...

Joyce C. Eyers

IRON MOUNTAIN — Joyce C. Eyers, 93, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at ManorCare HCR in Kingsford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home.

Mary Amundson

LA CROSSE,  Wis. — Mary J. Amundson (Mitchell) passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at 83 years of age. Beloved  wife of the late Robert Amundson Sr., mother of sons Robert (Ellen), William (Debra), Howard, and daughters Linda (Donald) Perron and Lori Opsahl. She leaves ...

Joan Oberthaler

NORWAY — Joan B. Oberthaler, 84, of Norway, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at Evergreen Meadows in Norway. She was born Jan. 22, 1932, in Kingsford, daughter of the late Herbert and Augusta (Busse) Waltz. She married Curtis Oberthaler on May 23, 1953, in Milwaukee. Joan worked as an office ...

Sharon Butler

NORWAY — Sharon E. Butler, 75, of Norway, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home.

Elva Witkowski

CRYSTAL FALLS — Elva E. Witkowski, 102, of Crystal Falls, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Crystal Falls.

Lucille Benson

IRON RIVER — Lucille M. Benson, 86, of Iron River, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at the Iron River Care Center. She was born May 18, 1930, in Stambaugh Township at Stanley Lake, the daughter of the late William and Bertha (Ziebarth) Heisel. She grew up in Stambaugh Township at Stanley ...

Patricia Wood

IRON MOUNTAIN — Patricia (née Rahoi) Wood, 88, of Iron Mountain, passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at her daughter's home in Milwaukee. Beloved wife of the late Lyle R. Wood; loving mother of Michael, Patti (Lance) Wabitsch, Scott, Bruce, and Sally; loving grandmother of Daniel, James, ...

Kenneth Westcott

Kenneth Westcott

KINGSFORD — Kenneth W. Westcott, 56, of Kingsford, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, at Dickinson County Healthcare System after a lengthy battle with cancer. Ken was employed for many years as a mechanic and a truck driver. Ken enjoyed being active. He enjoyed working in his garden and ...

Orville Renier

FAITHORN — Orville J. Renier, 92, of Faithorn, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Beaver Dam, Wis. on Feb. 10, 1924, son of the late Justin and Leona (Jacquart) Renier. On April 17, 1948, Orville married the former Mildred ...