Obituaries

Bruce Bianco

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bruce W. Bianco, 83, of Kingsford, passed away peacefully at his home Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Visitation will be 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 5 at the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain. A celebration of life service will be at 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Pastor Kevin ...

James M. Bjorkman

NIAGARA, Wis. — James M. Bjorkman, 85, of Niagara, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home-Niagara Chapel.

Marion Paupore LeClair

VULCAN — Marion “Dolly” Paupore LeClair, 92, of Vulcan, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. She was born Oct. 31, 1925, in Kingsford, one of 10 children and the daughter of the late Arthur and Clara (Streubing) Plante. Dolly graduated ...

Charles L. Wiegand Sr.

IRON RIVER — Charles L. Wiegand Sr., 88, of Iron River, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. On April 3, 1929, he was born in Warren, Mich., the son of the late Frank J. and Cyrilla C. (Hertz) Wiegand Sr. He attended the St. ...

Robert Haglund

IRON MOUNTAIN — Robert E. “Bob” Haglund, 70, of Iron Mountain, died Thursday, March 1, 2018, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford. He was born July 26, 1947, in Chicago, the son of the late Alvin and Alice (Carlson) Haglund. Bob graduated from Main South High School in Park ...

Louis Pellegrini

NORWAY — Louis “Big Lou” Pellegrini, 88, of Norway, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at Rivers Breeze Adult Care Home in Wallace, Mich. Family will greet friends 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at St. Barbara Catholic Church in Vulcan. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 12:30 ...

Del Solberg

FELCH — Delano “Del” Solberg, 80, of Felch, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at his home. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3 at Zion Lutheran Church in Metropolitan. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Lee Liverance will officiate. ...

Susan Schiavo

AMASA — Susan A. Schiavo, 75, of the Amasa area, passed away on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Dec. 8, 1942 in Stambaugh, daughter of the late Eino M. and Lula E. (Koivisto) Ketola. She attended ...

Calvin Thomas

QUINNESEC — Calvin “Cal” Thomas, 89, of Quinnesec, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Private family services will be held. Arrangements were made with the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.

Robert Haglund

IRON MOUNTAIN — Robert "Bob" Haglund, 70, of Iron Mountain, died Thursday, March 1, 2018, at ManorCare Health Services. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Janet Skibo

CRYSTAL FALLS — Janet A. Skibo, 83, of Crystal Falls, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Crystal Falls.

Robbie Sue Takala

CRYSTAL FALLS — Robbie Sue Takala, 80, of Crystal Falls, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at her daughter's home in Evanston, Ill. At Robbie's request there will be no funeral services. The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Crystal Falls with the ...

Bruce Bianco

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bruce W. Bianco, 83, of Kingsford, passed away peacefully at his home Monday, Feb 26, 2018. Bruce was born on Nov. 18, 1934, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Dino and Ruth (Greene) Bianco. He graduated from Iron Mountain High School, Class of 1953, where he excelled in ...

Susan Schiavo

AMASA — Susan A. Schiavo, 75, of the Amasa area, passed away on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Amasa. The funeral ...

Janice Pietrantonio

IRON MOUNTAIN — Janice S. Pietrantonio, 79, of Iron Mountain, passed away Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, peacefully at Dickinson County Healthcare System, Iron Mountain, with family and friends by her side. She was born Dec. 14, 1938, daughter of the late Dorothy June (Bunn) Matson and Joseph S. ...

George Stockero Sr.

CASPIAN — George Guido Stockero Sr., 77, of Caspian, passed away at the Omega House Hospice Facility in Houghton on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. He was born on Feb. 25, 1940, in Hermansville, son of the late Guido and Emma (Marana) Stockero. He moved to Stambaugh as young child. On Sept. 4, 2001, ...

Charles P. Walli

MARENGO, Ill. — Charles P. Walli, of Marengo, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at his home in Marengo among loving family members, friends, neighbors and Journey Care Hospice servant leader angels. Charlie was born on Dec. 9, 1932 on the Walli family Fox Farm homestead in Faithorn to ...

Domenica A. Carlotto

CASPIAN — Domenica A. Carlotto, 89, of Caspian, passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at her son's home in Caspian. Visitation will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3 at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in ...

Bruce W. Bianco

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bruce W. Bianco, 83, of Kingsford, passed away Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 5 at the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain. A celebration of life service will be at 5 p.m. Monday at the ...

Joan Hartman

PROSPERITY, S.C. — Joan Edith Hartman, 76, died peacefully in her sleep at home in the early morning on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Born on July 28, 1941, in Milwaukee, she was the daughter of the late George and Irene Grandquist Vlach. Besides being a parent to five men, Miss Joan Hartman ...