Obituaries

Louise Ann Blanchette

Louise Ann Blanchette

FOSTER CITY — Louise Ann Blanchette, 86, passed away on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Foster City, surrounded by her family. Louise lived in Norway from 1993 until moving to Foster City in 2017. She was born on Oct. 24, 1931, in Escanaba, daughter of Delore B. and ...

Gerald E. "Jerry" Wickman

Gerald E. “Jerry” Wickman

IRON MOUNTAIN — Gerald E. "Jerry" Wickman, 91, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Billings, Mont. Jerry was born March 1, 1926, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Edward and Minnie (Dixon) Wickman. He graduated from Felch High School in 1944 and was a lifelong ...

James W. Sweig

James “Jimmy” W. Sweig

GILBERT, Ariz. — James “Jimmy” W. Sweig, 86, of Gilbert, passed away Nov. 30, 2017, surrounded by his family. James was born in January 1931 to the late Earl and Eva (Pieche) Sweig, in Niagara, Wis. He was one of seven children. James moved to Arizona in 1948, where he completed high ...

Charlotte R. Jedda

Charlotte R. Jedda

IRON MOUNTAIN — Charlotte R. Jedda, 93, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. Charlotte was born in Niagara, Wis., on April 4, 1924, daughter of the late James A. and Lois E. (Ethington) Haven. Charlotte was employed as an assembly worker at ...

Corinne A. DiBiasi

Corinne A. DiBiasi

BARK RIVER — Corinne A. DiBiasi, 71, of Bark River, passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. Corinne was born in Iron Mountain on April 7, 1946, daughter of Leonard and Dorothy (Jacobsen) Hord. She graduated from Florence High School in 1964. On Sept. 23, ...

James W. Sweig

James W. Sweig

GILBERT, Ariz. — James (Jimmy) W. Sweig, 86, of Gilbert, passed away Nov. 30, 2017, surrounded by his family. James was born in January 1931 to the late Earl and Eva (Pieche) Sweig, in Niagara, Wis. He was one of seven children. James moved to Arizona in 1948, where he completed high school ...

Frank R. Wayne

Frank R. Wayne

FOLEY, Ala. — Frank R. Wayne, 69, of Foley, passed away on Nov. 30, 2017. Frank was born in Iron Mountain to his parents, the late Frank and Geraldine (Kilgren) Wayne. He graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1966 and started his pipefitting apprenticeship with Local 728 of the Upper ...

Gordon J. LeGault

Gordon J. LeGault

October 5, 1926 – December 1, 2017 BERTRAM, Texas — Gordon Joseph LeGault of Bertram, passed away peacefully on Dec. 1, 2017 at age 91. Gordon was born on Oct. 5, 1926, in Iron Mountain to Joseph and Grace (Dumas) LeGault. He attended Kingsford High School and served in the U.S. Navy ...

Gerald E. Wickman

IRON MOUNTAIN — Gerald E. "Jerry" Wickman, 91, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Billings, Mont. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the church. Rev. James Lindgren ...

Charlotte R. Jedda

IRON MOUNTAIN — Charlotte R. Jedda, 93, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

ELIZABETH PONOZZO

Elizabeth Ponozzo

IRON RIVER — Elizabeth “Liz” Ponozzo, 88, of Iron River, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at Freeman Nursing & Rehabilitation Community in Kingsford. She was born Oct. 27, 1929, in Stambaugh Township, daughter of the late Axel and Mary (Nikkola) Raiha and graduated from ...

Beverly Hendricks

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Beverly Ann Hendricks, of Waukesha, died on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at the age of 71. She was born on March 26, 1946, to the late Harold and Melvina Larson. Beverly was lovingly married to the late Robert Hendricks Sr. for 36 years. Beverly will be greatly missed by her ...

Elizabeth Stanchina

Elizabeth Stanchina

NORWAY — Elizabeth A. Stanchina, 91, of Norway, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara, Wis. Elizabeth was born on May 9, 1926 in Vulcan, the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Ball) Moraska. She married Francis Stanchina on Feb. 23, 1952, at St. Barbara’s Church ...

Sandra Rust

Sandra Rust

BEECHER, Wis. — Sandra Rust, 76, of Beecher, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at her home. She was born in Manitowoc, Wis., on Aug. 8, 1941, daughter of the late Elmer and Agnes (Mueller) Kohlmeier. She was raised in Manitowoc and attended school there. On Jan. 17, 1959, she ...

Gerald Wickman

IRON MOUNTAIN — Gerald Wickman, 91, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Billings, Mont. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Bonnie Mae Chiesa

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Bonnie "Becky" Mae Chiesa, 77, passed away on Nov. 23, 2017, in Huntersville. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home. A Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at St. Mary and St. Joseph ...

Justin Crosson-Curran

Justin Crosson-Curran

IRON MOUNTAIN — Justin Stephen Crosson-Curran, 29, formerly of Iron Mountain-Kingsford, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 in Ann Arbor. Justin was born Feb. 25, 1988, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. He attended schools in Kingsford and graduated from Iron ...

Virginia Allen

IRON RIVER — Virginia Lee Allen, 81, of Iron River, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at Aspirus Iron River. At Virginia’s request there will be no services. The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Crystal Falls with the funeral arrangements.

Helen Petraska

Helen Petraska

HOMESTEAD, Wis. — Helen Petraska, 100, of Homestead, passed away peacefully at Florence Health Services, where she was a resident for the past 10-1/2 years. Helen was born in Cleveland on Aug. 27, 1917, daughter of the late William and Hulda (Meiet) Strei. She was raised in Oconto Falls, ...

James K. Peterson

James K. Peterson

KINGSFORD — James K. “Jim” Peterson, 69, of Kingsford, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. Jim was born Jan. 24, 1948, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Lawrence and Gloria (Sundquist) Peterson. He graduated from Kingsford High School in ...