Obituaries

Ronald L. Welch

ISHPEMING — Ronald Lee Welch, 73, of Escanaba, died Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Lighthouse at Ishpeming Health & Rehab Center while under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice. He was born Dec. 30, 1945, in West Allis, Wis., son of the late Harold and Hazel (Valleau) Welch and ...

John M. Miller

BEECHER, Wis. — John M. Miller, 66, of Beecher, died peacefully at home, with his family at his side, Thursday, March 7, 2019. He was born in Sheboygan, Wis., on Jan. 9, 1953, son of the late John and Betty (Dobrenz) Miller. John was united in marriage to Dawn James on April 24, 1984, in ...

William Kraemer

KINGSFORD — Mr. William “Bill” Lawrence Kraemer began his greatest adventure on March 5, 2019. He died peacefully at Evergreen Assisted Living in Kingsford due to prostate cancer and kidney failure. The Kraemer family has entrusted Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron ...

Barry P. Gianunzio

IRON MOUNTAIN — Barry P. Gianunzio, 77, of Kingsport, Tenn., longtime former resident of Iron Mountain, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Iron Mountain.

Katherine J. Ayotte

ESCANABA — Katherine J. “Joyce” Ayotte, 93, of Escanaba, Passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. She was born March 13, 1925, in Escanaba, daughter of the late John and Lena (Vincent) Krebs. She married the late Anthony “Jock” Ayotte in ...

Lorraine A. Blichmann

KINGSFORD — Lorraine A. Blichmann, 89, of Kingsford, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at Freeman Nursing & Rehabilitation Community in Kingsford. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Funeral ...

Dylan Dale

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dylan James Dale 22, of Iron Mountain, passed away unexpectedly at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. Dylan was born on Jan. 19, 1997, in Iron Mountain. He has lived in this area his entire life and attended Norway Schools. He enjoyed motocross and riding ...

Elmer John Eckhardt Jr.

IRON MOUNTAIN — It is with great sadness that the family of Elmer John Eckhardt Jr. announce his passing after a brief illness, on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the age of 76. Services to celebrate Elmer's life will be held at the First Covenant Church, 125 East H St., Iron Mountain, on ...

William Kraemer

KINGSFORD — Mr. William (Bill) Lawrence Kraemer began his greatest adventure March 5, 2019. He died peacefully at Evergreen Assisted Living in Kingsford due to prostate cancer and kidney failure. He will join his parents, George J. Kraemer and Marion B. Shadoski Kraemer, brother, Jim ...

Robert LeMere

FLORENCE, Wis. — Robert “Bob” LeMere, 63, of Florence, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019, following complications due to pneumonia. He was born Jan. 20, 1956, in Green Bay, Wis., son of the late Robert LeMere Sr. and Marie (Weaver) LeMere. He graduated from Preble High School in ...

Morris L. Yates Sr.

CRYSTAL FALLS — Morris L. Yates Sr., 82, of Crystal Falls, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019, at Florence Health Services. Morris was born on Dec. 21, 1936, in Detroit, son of the late Otho and Georgia (Kirkwood) Yates. He grew up in the Detroit area and moved to Crystal Falls in 1973. ...

Robert J. “Bob” Seaberg

IRON MOUNTAIN — Robert J. "Bob" Seaberg, 66, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. He was born June 26, 1952, in Rockford, Ill., son of the late Herbert and Norma Jean (Fuoss) Seaberg. Bob married Eleanore "Jean" Kern on Aug. 30, ...

Ellsworth J. Semler

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ellsworth “El” J. Semler, 90, of Iron Mountain, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019, at Evergreen Assisted Living in Kingsford. He was born Nov. 21, 1928, in Crosby, Minn., son of the late Leon and Christine (Norman) Semler. Ellsworth grew up and attended school in ...

Oliver J. Cristan

IRON MOUNTAIN — Oliver J. Cristan, 92, of Iron Mountain, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on March 4, 2019, at Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood, St. Paul, Minn. He was born on April 23, 1926, in Caspian, and grew up in Sporminore, Italy. He returned to Iron Mountain in 1946, ...

Katherine M. Buchner

IRON MOUNTAIN — Katherine M. Buchner, 86, of Iron Mountain, former longtime resident of Pembine, Wis., passed away Monday, March 4, 2019, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain. She was born Jan. 15, 1933, in Dunbar, Wis., daughter of the late Kenneth and Harriet (Newling) ...

Morris L. Yates Sr.

CRYSTAL FALLS — Morris L. Yates Sr., 82, of Crystal Falls, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019, at Florence Health Services. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 9, at Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls. Funeral services will follow at noon Saturday at the funeral ...

William L. Kraemer

IRON MOUNTAIN — William L. Kraemer, 89, of Niagara, Wis., died Tuesday, March 5 2019, at Evergreen Assisted Living in Kingsford. Friends may call from 4 until 6 p.m. Central time Friday, March 8 at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain. Funeral services will be held ...

Doris L. Brockington

KINGSFORD — Doris L. Brockington, 96, of Green Bay, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at Emerald Bay Assisted Living in Hobart, Wis. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Queen of Peace in Kingsford. Fr. Mike Woempner and Fr. Christopher Ruggles will con-celebrate ...

Gerald J. Styx

IRON MOUNTAIN — Gerald J. Styx, 70, of Crystal Falls, formally of Chicago, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019, at Oscar G. Johnson VA. Medical Center. The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.

Rayno J. Lehtinen Jr.

KINGSFORD — Rayno J. Lehtinen Jr., 81, of Kingsford passed away Feb. 27, 2019, surrounded by his family, at ManorCare, where he was a resident. He was born Sept. 19, 1937, in Moose Lake, Minn., the son of the late Rayno and Vivian (Bremseth) Lehtinen Sr. of Ironwood. He graduated from ...