Obituaries

Rev. Father Charles J. Strelick

IRON MOUNTAIN — Rev. Father Charles J. Strelick, 87, Senior Priest of the Diocese of Marquette, entered into eternal life on April 7, 2017, at Northbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brooksville, Fla. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 19, from 10 until 11 a.m. at St. Mary ...

Mary Ann Steele

IRON MOUNTAIN — Mary Ann Steele, 73, of Felch, died Friday, April 14, 2017, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. She was born on April 16, 1943, in Felch, the daughter of the late Olof and Esther (Mattson) Forstrom. Mary Ann graduated from Felch High School. She worked for the United ...

Jerry A. Hamilton

CRYSTAL FALLS — Jerry A. Hamilton, 60, of Crystal Falls, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 18, from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, April 18, at 11 a.m. at ...

Wanda F. Osterberg

Florence, Wis. — Wanda F. Osterberg, 67, of Florence, Wis., passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home of Florence, Wis.

Debra Wirtanen

CRYSTAL FALLS — Debra Wirtanen, 61, of Amasa passed away on Sunday, April 16 at Aspirus Medical Center in Iron River. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Crystal Falls.

William A. Haapala

CRYSTAL FALLS — William A. “Pete” Haapala, 87, of Crystal Falls, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls.

Constance “Connie” Balzola

KINGSFORD — Constance “Connie” Balzola, 83, of Kingsford, passed away on April 10, 2017, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford, with her sister Susie by her side. Connie was born on Dec. 3, 1933, in Marquette, daughter of Wilfrid and Helen (Lemin) Martin. She was a lifelong ...

Mary Pisoni

IRON RIVER — Mary Pisoni, 100, of Iron River, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the Iron River Care Center in Iron River. Mary was born Jan. 17, 1917 in Caspian, the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Folino) Fittante. She graduated from Stambaugh High School with the class of ...

Corinne A. Stacy-Ross

CASPIAN — Corinne A. Stacy-Ross of Caspian, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Aspirus Iron River Hospital. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at St. ...

Jeffrey “Fritz” Freeman

IRON MOUNTAIN — Jeffrey “Fritz” Freeman, 66, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the University of Madison Hospital in Madison, Wis. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2017, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home in Iron ...

Jerry A. Hamilton

CRYSTAL FALLS — Jerry A. Hamilton, 60, of Crystal Falls, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, April 18, at 11 ...

Florance “Sis” Joy Burgess

KINGSFORD — Our mother, Sis Burgess, 89, passed away peacefully Friday, April 7, 2017, surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness. She was born July 14, 1927, in Kingsford to Walter and Florance Marheine. She was the Shining Star of our family and loved being around all of us as ...

Vina Meyers

IRON RIVER — Vina Meyers, 100, of Iron River, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. Visitation was held Wednesday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River. Funeral services followed Wednesday at 11 ...

Jeffrey Freeman

IRON MOUNTAIN — Jeffrey “Fritz” Freeman, 66, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the University of Madison Hospital in Madison, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Patricia Hyska

LEESBURG, Fla. — Patricia Hyska, 88, of Leesburg and formerly of Kingsford, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017, in Florida. A complete obituary will follow.

Ernest Dani

HERMANSVILLE — Ernest P. Dani, 89, of Hermansville, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday April 11, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born on May 24, 1927, to the late Victor and Florence (Grenier) Dani. On Sept. 8, 1962, he married the former Carol Mae Gagne at St. Francis Catholic ...

Joseph Hoffman

IRON RIVER — Joseph Hoffman, 63, of Iron River, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Ministry St. Mary Hospital in Rhinelander, Wis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls.

Florance Burgess

KINGSFORD — Florance “Sis” Joy Burgess, 89, passed away peacefully on Friday April 7, 2017, surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness. Her family is planning a celebration of her life to be determined at a later date. A complete obituary will be published in Friday’s ...

Reverend Father Charles J. Strelick

MARQUETTE — Reverend Father Charles J. Strelick, 87, senior priest of the Diocese of Marquette, entered into eternal life on April 7, 2017, at Northbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brooksville. Fr. Strelick was born on Feb. 12, 1930, in Iron Mountain, son of the late John J. and ...

John Perla Sr.

IRON MOUNTAIN — John Paul Perla Sr., 96, of Iron Mountain passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Serenity Villa Assisted Living in Slinger, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.