Obituaries

Roland Fred “Rolly” Gazza

IRON MOUNTAIN — Roland Fred "Rolly" Gazza, 93, of Iron Mountain, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. "Here comes trouble!" This is what Rolly often heard as he came into a room, or walked into a building; but he would be the first to ...

Jean Boulanger

CRYSTAL FALLS — Jean Boulanger, 95, of Crystal Falls, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. She was born May 11, 1923, in Burlington, Iowa, daughter of the late Robert and Verna (Bloomer) Borske. Jean graduated from Manistee High ...

Marie Marcella Anderson

ESCANABA — Marie Marcella Anderson, 94, of Escanaba, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Hospital. A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. today, Aug. 17 at St. Anne Church in Escanaba, with Rev. Fran DeGroot officiating. A luncheon will be served in the fellowship ...

Charles J. “Chuck” Smeester

KINGSFORD — Charles J. “Chuck” Smeester, 92, resident of ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford, is face to face with the Lord Jesus Christ as of Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. He was born Sept. 29, 1925, in Amberg, Wis., son of the late Fay and Jule Smeester. Chuck was a U.S. Navy Veteran ...

Lindley Johnson

SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. — Lindley Johnson, 87, of Spread Eagle, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at the Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond, Ind. He was born March 26, 1931, in Greensboro, N.C., son of the late Murray and Savilla (Parker) Johnson. Lindley was a 1950 graduate of ...

Larry J. Stone

VULCAN — Larry J. Stone, 81, of Vulcan, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at Dickinson County Healthcare System. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain.

Daniel Morley

GLADSTONE — Daniel Morley, 56, of Traverse City, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018, at his home in Traverse City. Visitation will be 2 p.m. Central time until the time of services at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at First Lutheran Church in Gladstone. A meal and fellowship will follow in the ...

Jean Boulanger

CRYSTAL FALLS — Jean Boulanger, 95, of Crystal Falls, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 at the Christ United Methodist Church. Memorial services will follow at 4 p.m. at the church. ...

Cynthia Ann Rouse

CHANNING — Cynthia Ann Rouse, 65, of Channing, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at the University of Madison Hospital in Madison, Wis. She was born on Nov. 11, 1952, in Racine, Wis., daughter of the late Donald Walter and Carrie (Cichanofsky) Donaldson. She married Norman Rouse on May ...

Eugene Kangas

PORTAGE — Eugene M. “Gene” Kangas, of Portage, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. He was born on Feb. 19, 1947, in Iron Mountain, a son of Frank and Alene (Shearer) Kangas. Gene graduated from Ferris State University with a bachelor’s degree in ...

Judith Reed

KINGSFORD — Judith "Judy" Reed, 77, of Kingsford, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Dickinson County Healthcare System. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Grace Baptist Church in Kingsford. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the church. Pastor ...

Jean Fagan

BREITUNG TOWNSHIP — Jean Fagan, 87, of Breitung Township, passed away at Maryhill Manor on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Visitation will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Kingsford Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at American Martyrs Church in Kingsford. Fr. Joseph ...

Dale M. Schroeder

ATLANTA — Dale M. Schroeder, 87, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, after a very determined battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. A graveside service will be at noon Friday, Aug. 17 at Stambaugh Cemetery, with Pastor Jack Hudson to officiate. Funeral arrangements by ...

Esther M. Carlson

KINGSFORD — Esther M. Carlson, 80, of Kingsford, went home to be with her Saviour Jesus Christ, on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, following two years of declining health as the result of a stroke. She was born Sept. 14, 1937, in Chicago, daughter of the late Herbert and C. Marie (Wasson) Harrell. ...

Judith “Judy” Reed

KINGSFORD — Judith "Judy" Reed, 77, of Kingsford, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Dickinson County Healthcare System. She was born Oct. 21, 1940, on Mackinac Island, daughter of the late Clarence and Florence (Craig) Vance. Judy went to school on Mackinac Island ...

Jean Fagan

BREITUNG TOWNSHIP — Jean Fagan, 87, of Breitung Township, passed away at Maryhill Manor on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. She was born in Butternut, Wis. Jean lived in the Chicago area for most of her life. For the past three years she enjoyed residing at Victorian Pines Estates in Iron Mountain. ...

Bruno Solda

VULCAN — Bruno Solda, 94, of Vulcan, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. He was born on Dec. 26, 1923, in Caspian, the son of the late Guilo and Mary (Povolo) Solda. Bruno attended Vulcan Schools and served his country in the U.S. Air ...

Esther M. Carson

KINGSFORD — Esther M. Carson, 80, of Kingsford, went home to be with her Saviour Jesus Christ, on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, following two years of declining health as the result of a stroke. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the ...

Judith Reed

KINGSFORD — Judith "Judy" Reed, 77, of Kingsford, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Dickinson County Healthcare System. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Grace Baptist Church in Kingsford. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial ...

Roland Fred Gazza

IRON MOUNTAIN — Roland (Rolly) Fred Gazza, 93, of Iron Mountain, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.