Obituaries

Alice J. Person

IRON MOUNTAIN — Alice J. Person, 85, of Iron Mountain, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara, Wis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain.

Evelyn Lahnala

LAKEWOOD, Wis. — Evelyn (Evie) Marie Lahnala, of Lakewood, passed from this life on Oct. 13, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her family. Evelyn fought a valiant battle with cancer. Evelyn was the daughter of Einor and Minnie (Ruikka) Wertanen. She grew up in a family of six children. She ...

Ortensia Swanson

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ortensia “Vera” Swanson, formerly of Iron Mountain, passed away on Oct. 15, 2018, at her home in DePere, Wis., with her children by her side. Vera was born on Oct. 17, 1925, in Chioggia, Italy, to the late Amelia and Luigi Doria. She married Richard “Dick” Swanson ...

Julius Simbob

CRYSTAL FALLS — Julius “Hop” Simbob, 89, of Crystal Falls, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at his home. He was born Dec. 23, 1928, on a farm in Alpha son of the late Stanley and Sophie (Ball) Simbob. Hop was a 1946 Alpha High School graduate. On July 11, 1953, he married Rose ...

Shirley Stachowicz

VULCAN — Shirley M. Stachowicz, 91, of Vulcan, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, they will be announced by the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.

Florence R. Hansen

KINGSFORD — Florence R. Hansen, 91, of Kingsford, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at the Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Kingsford. She was born on March 23, 1927, in Quinnesec, daughter of the late Amie and Mabel (Scott) LaPoint. Florence was a resident of this area her ...

Gloria Maracini

IRON MOUNTAIN — Gloria L. Maracini, 92, of Iron Mountain, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at her home. Gloria was born Aug. 18, 1926, daughter of the late Joseph and Emma (Marcucci) Maracini. She was raised in Iron Mountain and was a 1944 graduate of Iron Mountain High School. Gloria worked ...

Lorraine Mildred Martha Ehlert

DUNBAR, Wis. — Lorraine Mildred Martha Ehlert, 97 of Dunbar, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Lorraine was born in Chicago on Jan. 12, 1921. She moved to Pembine, Wis., with her parents and remained in the area to raise her family. Lorraine loved her family ...

Retta “Rita” L. Rousseau

IRON MOUNTAIN — Retta "Rita" L. Rousseau, 76, of Livonia, and Pembine, Wis., passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. She was born on March 27, 1942, in Detroit, daughter of the late R. Lee and Fernita (Cline) Lyle. Rita grew up in the Detroit area and ...

Julius “Hop” Simbob

CRYSTAL FALLS — Julius "Hop" Simbob, 89, of Crystal Falls, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls.

Laura I. Jenkins

CRYSTAL FALLS — Laura I. Jenkins, 55, of Iron River, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home, Crystal Falls.

Ortensia “Vera” Swanson

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ortensia "Vera" Swanson, formerly of Iron Mountain, passed away on Oct. 15, 2018, at her home in DePere, Wis., with her children by her side. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Margie McCabe

IRON MOUNTAIN — Margie Luella McCabe (Stark and Johnson), 91, passed away surrounded by her family on Oct. 11, 2018, at ManorCare Nursing Home in Kingsford. Born in Burr Oak, Wis. on Nov. 10, 1926, to Ervin and Olga (Olson) Stark, Margie grew up well-acquainted with the hard work living on ...

Gloria L. Maracini

IRON MOUNTAIN — Gloria L. Maracini, 92, of Iron Mountain, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at her home. Gloria was born Aug. 18, 1926, daughter of the late Joseph and Emma (Marcucci) Maracini. She was raised in Iron Mountain and was a 1944 graduate of Iron Mountain High School. Gloria worked ...

Paul E. Behrend

POWERS — Paul E. Behrend, 72, of Powers, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday evening, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. He was born on June 27, 1946, in Escanaba, the son of the late Elmer and Wava (Moore) Behrend. Paul married Frances “Fran” (Marsicek) Behrend on ...

Florence R. Hansen

KINGSFORD — Florence R. Hansen, 91, of Kingsford, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at the Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Kingsford. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Norway (421 Iron St. Norway, MI). Funeral services will follow at ...

Lorraine M. Ehlert

IRON MOUNTAIN — Lorraine M. Ehlert, 97, of Dunbar, Wis., passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral, Iron Mountain.

Retta Rousseau

IRON MOUNTAIN — Retta Rousseau, 76, of Pembine, Wis., passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.

Gilbert E. Jones Jr.

AURORA, Wis. — Gilbert E. Jones Jr. of Georgetown, Texas, formerly of Aurora, passed away peacefully at 4:45 a.m. on Oct. 8, 2018, in Georgetown. He was born on March 28, 1922, the firstborn of nine children from the marriage of Gilbert E. Jones, Sr and Lou Alma Jones. Gilbert serve his ...

Blayne Grenfell

KINGSFORD — Blayne Grenfell, 40, of Kingsford, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Blayne was born Jan. 23, 1978, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Bud and Maria “Mia” (Mascotti) Grenfell. He attended Kingsford High School and after graduation, he moved to Denver, the city he called ...