Obituaries

Carolyn M. Thomas

KINGSFORD — Carolyn M. Thomas, 71, of Kingsford, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Lawrence “Larry” Worth

KINGSFORD — Lawrence Phillip “Larry” Worth, 72, formerly of Chicago, New York and Minneapolis, passed away following complications from surgery late Thursday evening, March 14, 2019. Private family services will be held.

Sandra J. Tegge

IRON RIVER — Sandra J. Tegge, 77, of Iron River, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Covington, surrounded by her loving family and ever faithful dog, Cassidy. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the First Presbyterian Church in Iron ...

Beulah Spigarelli

IRON MOUNTAIN — Beulah Spigarelli, 99, of Iron Mountain, passed away March 13, 2019, with her family and friends by her side. She was born to the late James and Betty Coombes, Nov. 26, 1919, in Escanaba. At the age of 60, Beulah earned her CNA certificate, an accomplishment she was ...

John “Jack” Minella

KINGSFORD — John “Jack” Minella, 90, of Kingsford, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at his home with his loving family at his side. He was born Dec. 9, 1928, in Iron Mountain, son of the late John and Eva (Polkinghorne) Minella. He was raised and educated in Iron Mountain. As a ...

Susan E. Johnson

HERMANSVILLE — Susan E. Johnson, 67, Hermansville, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Delta and Menominee counties.

Robert J. Weiland

VULCAN — Robert J. Weiland, 85, of Vulcan, passed away on Thursday morning, March 14, 2019, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home.

Robert LeMere

FLORENCE, Wis. — Robert “Bob” LeMere, 63, of Florence, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019, following complications due to pneumonia. In accordance with Bob’s wishes, a celebration of life is planned for 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Leff’s Sports Bar & Grill: 5050 Keyes ...

John Minella

KINGSFORD — John “Jack” Minella, 90, of Kingsford, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at home surrounded by his family. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Beulah Spigarelli

IRON MOUNTAIN — Beulah Spigarelli, 99, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

John Mitchem

NIAGARA, Wis. — John Douglas Mitchem, of Niagara, died on March 2, 2019, at his home. He was born on June 12, 1944, in Thorpe, W.Va., son of Sherman and Hallie (Sexton) Mitchem. Family and friends fondly called him JD, his mother nicknamed him Sammy, and in later years his friends ...

Irene M. Jones

CRYSTAL FALLS — Irene M. Jones, 94, of Crystal Falls, died Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Aspirus Hospital in Iron River. She was born Sept. 3, 1924, in Sagola, daughter of the late Alfonse and Catherine (Reiner) Mercier. She attended Channing High School and was a lifelong resident of the ...

Betty J. McLean

IRON RIVER — Betty J. McLean, 93, of Iron River, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. Private services will be held. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Jeanette C. Sliva

CRYSTAL FALLS — Jeanette C. Sliva, 87, of Crystal Falls, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019, at Aspirus Iron River Hospital. Jeanette was born on March 21, 1931, in Stambaugh, daughter of the late Tillio and Mary (Rosa) Ponosso. She was a lifelong resident of the area. Jeanette attended ...

John Douglas Mitchem

NIAGARA, Wis. — John Douglas Mitchem, of Niagara, died on March 2, 2019, at his home. He was born on June 12, 1944, in Thorpe, W.Va., son of Sherman and Hallie (Sexton) Mitchem. Family and friends fondly called him JD, his mother nicknamed him Sammy, and in later years his friend referred ...

Irene M. Jones

CRYSTAL FALLS — Irene M. Jones, 94, of Crystal Falls, died Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Aspirus Hospital in Iron River. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Barry Gianunzio

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Barry Gianunzio, 77, of Kingsport, longtime resident of Iron Mountain, passed away at his home on March 6, 2019, with family by his side after a long battle with cancer. He was born and raised in Iron Mountain, and went on to join the Navy. After leaving the service, ...

Helen Rahm Malin

NEW ORLEANS — Helen Rahm Malin passed away in New Orleans on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at the age of 93. Beloved wife of 57 years to the late William John Malin. Mother of Seth, Mark, Kristin, and Frith. Mother-in-law of Maria Malin, Diane Pominski, and Geoff Birdsall. Grandmother of ...

Richard L. Lewis

IRON RIVER — Richard “Dick” L. Lewis, 74, of Iron River, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, March 11 at the First Presbyterian Church in Iron River. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor Dawn Robbins ...

Joan Jarvis

CRYSTAL FALLS — Joan “Jo Ann” Jarvis, 86, of Crystal Falls, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 29, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Amasa. Memorial services will follow at 11 a.m. ...