Obituaries

Robin Lynn Barnes

FORT MEYERS BEACH, Fla. — Robin Lynn Barnes, 51, of Fort Myers Beach, formerly of Iron Mountain, passed away peacefully in his home in Fort Myers Beach on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. A memorial service in Iron Mountain is being planned for mid-September and will be announced in a full obituary.

Allan D. Goodman

IRON RIVER — Allan D. Goodman, 58, of Iron River, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Private family services are being held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Allan's memory to Locker Lunch: 751 N. Fourth Avenue, Iron River, MI 49935. Condolences to the ...

Cynthia L. Wicklund

IRON MOUNTAIN — Cynthia L. “Cindy” Wicklund, 60, of Iron Mountain passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at her home. She was born Sep. 13, 1958, in Ishpeming, daughter of William Laurila and the late Ina Poland. Cindy graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1976 and was a lifelong ...

Sonja K. Johnson

IRON MOUNTAIN — Sonja K. Johnson, 76, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain; and 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30 ...

Lucia Grace Conte Melham

LEMOYNE, Pa. — Lucia Grace Conte Melham died peacefully Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at her Lemoyne home. She was blessed with a happy and extraordinary life of 108 years, spanning the administrations of 19 U.S. Presidents and witnessing the incredible sweep of history, events, and ...

Ronald H. Van Doorne

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ronald H. Van Doorne, 83, of Ralph, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. He was born May 31, 1936, in Mt. Clemens, Mich., son of the late Maurice and Mary (Schuster) Van Doorne. Ronald attended Lawrence Technical College ...

Marilyn I. Smokevitch

CRYSTAL FALLS — Marilyn I. Smokevitch, 80, of Crystal Falls, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls Visitation will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 at Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Crystal Falls. The Funeral ...

Cynthia L. “Cindy” Wicklund

IRON MOUNTAIN — Cynthia L. "Cindy" Wicklund, 60, of Iron Mountain, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at her home. Visitation and funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Erickson- Rochon & Nash Funeral Home. Complete arrangements will be announced by the funeral ...

Louis Lorenzoni

NORWAY — Louis Wallace Lorenzoni, 70, of Pembine, Wis., formerly of Vulcan, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at his home in Pembine. He was born Nov. 9, 1948, in Norway, the son of the late Leslie and Violet (Giovanelli) Lorenzoni. Louie graduated from Norway High School in 1966. He served ...

Ronald H. VanDoorne

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ronald H. VanDoorne, 83, of Marquette, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Iron Mountain.

Cynthia L. “Cindy” Wicklund

IRON MOUNTAIN — Cynthia L. “Cindy” Wicklund, 60, of Iron Mountain, died Monday evening, Aug. 26, 2019, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Rita J. Silvestrini

IRON RIVER — Rita J. Silvestrini, 89, formerly of Iron River, passed away on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Bradenton, Florida. She was born on Nov. 4, 1929, in Virginia, Minn., the daughter of the late Ventura and Giselda (Nocerini) Giovagnoli. She attended the Virginia Schools, graduating from ...

Giles Leroy Engstrom

IRON MOUNTAIN — Giles Leroy Engstrom, 86, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, due to complications of cancer. Giles is survived by his sons, Larry Engstrom (Paula) of Crystal Falls, Jerry Engstrom (Brenda) of Show Low, Ariz., ...

William G. Davies

COLUMBUS, Wis. — William G. Davies, 74, of Columbus, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Randolph Health Services in Randolph, Wis. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. A prayer service will follow at 11 a.m., with Deacon ...

Sonja K. Johnson

IRON MOUNTAIN — Sonja K. Johnson, 76, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford. She was born Oct. 6, 1942, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Ralph and Sigrid (Hansen) Thorsen. Sonja graduated from Kingsford High School in ...

Matthew John Miatech

BRUCE, Miss. — Matthew John Miatech, 31, of Bruce, formerly of Iron River, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Sunflower County, Mississippi, as a result of an automobile accident. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 at Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron ...

Marilyn I. Smokevitch

CRYSTAL FALLS — Marilyn I. Smokevitch, 80, of Crystal Falls, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Crystal Falls.

Edward Laesch

VULCAN — Edward “Buck” Laesch, 99, of Faithorn, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. He was born in Bloomington, Ill., on June 3, 1920, son of the late Herman and Hazel (Kagel) Laesch. Buck served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard ...

Giles Engstrom

CRYSTAL FALLS — Giles L. Engstrom, 86, of Alpha, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Nash Funeral Home in Crystal Falls. Funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. at the ...

Sonja K. Johnson

IRON MOUNTAIN — Sonja K. Johnson, 76, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home.