Obituaries

James VanderWeele

ESCANABA — James "Wheels" VanderWeele died on Dec. 18, 2016, at age 65 from liver cancer. A celebration of James’ life will be held Saturday, May 6, at 1 p.m. at Rebels Club House in Hermansville. You may light a candle in remembrance of James or leave a condolence for his family online ...

Anna Ollila

CRYSTAL FALLS — Anna L. Ollila, 97, of Crystal Falls, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls.

James O. West

VULCAN — James O. West, 73, of Vulcan, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Patricia Lou Hyska

LEESBURG, Fla. — Patricia Lou Hyska entered and left the world as we all hope to do, surrounded by the love of friends and family. Born on March 1, 1929, she passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on April 10, 2017. A true 88-years-young, she played weekly bridge with the girls (the ...

John Perla Sr.

IRON MOUNTAIN — John P. Perla Sr., 96, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Serenity Villa Assisted Living facility in Slinger, Wis. John was born on Sept. 19, 1920, in Hermansville, He was the son of the late Nick and Lucille (Kobe) Perla of Kingsford. He graduated ...

Margaret Frei

MARKESAN, Wis. — On Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, just before dawn, Margaret E. Frei, went home to the Lord at the age of 102 years and 6 months. Marge was a long time resident of the Markesan Resident Home, where she was held in high regard by the staff for her quick wit and pleasant ...

Judith Lucas

HARDWOOD — Judith Lucas, 64, of Hardwood, died Thursday, April 27, 2017, at her home with her loving family at her side. She was born Nov. 8, 1952, in Ishpeming, daughter of the late Honore and Shirley (Barcome) Beauchamp. Judy was a lifelong resident of Hardwood and graduated from Felch ...

Sandra Reath

QUINNESEC — Sandra “Sandy” Reath, 66, of Quinnesec, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Dickinson County Healthcare System, surrounded by her loving husband and daughter. She was born on Sept. 23, 1950, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Tovio and Betty ...

Margaret H. Scalcucci

IRON RIVER — Margaret H. Scalcucci, 92, of Iron River, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017, at the Iron River Care Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church of Iron River, with Rev. Gregory Veneklase to offer the Mass of Christian ...

Judith Lucas

HARDWOOD — Judith Lucas, 64, of Hardwood, died Thursday, April 27, 2017, at her home with her loving family at her side. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain. Condolences may be expressed online to ...

Staff Sgt. Brandon Bosley

WASILLA, Alaska — Staff Sgt. Brandon M. Bosley, 31, of Wasilla, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017, at Memorial Regional Hospital in Miami. He was born June 9, 1985, in Iron Mountain, the son of Mark and Jean (Dulan) Bosley. Brandon graduated from Kingsford High School in 2004, and went ...

Audrey Doss

IRON MOUNTAIN — Audrey Marie Doss, 82, of Arnold, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 24, 2017, at the Eastwood Nursing Home in Negaunee, following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born on April 1, 1935, in Detroit, daughter of the late Walter and Yvonne (DePrez) Euesden Sr. ...

William Oman Sr.

IRON MOUNTAIN — William R. Oman Sr., 79, of Iron Mountain, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be on Monday, May 22, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral ...

Clarence Lindeman

NIAGARA, Wis. — Clarence W. Lindeman, 89, of Niagara, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara. Clarence was born June 29, 1927, in Norway, son of the late Arthur and Catherine (Zaharek) Lindeman. Clarence attended Norway Schools and entered the United States ...

Douglass Showers

AMASA — Douglass B. Showers, 48, of Amasa, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at his home. He was born June 28, 1968, in Warren, Ohio, to William H. Showers Jr. and Bonnie (Douglass) Blaha. Doug graduated from Newton Falls High School in Newton Falls, Ohio, class of 1986. ...

Dan McCoy

FLORENCE, Wis. — Dan C. McCoy, 68, of Fern, Wis., passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at his home. He was born Feb. 12, 1949, in Stambaugh, son of the late Fred and Ella (Olson) McCoy. Dan grew up in Florence. He married Debra Nichols on July 26, 1974, in Crystal Falls. They resided in ...

Rodney Visintainer

QUINNESEC — Rodney A. Visintainer, 73, of Quinnesec, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, at his home following a brief battle with cancer. He was born on Feb. 22, 1944, in Norway, son of the late Roland and Helen (Oizle) Visintainer. Rodney grew up in Quinnesec and was a mechanic and ...

Carolyn Ann Rose

IRON MOUNTAIN — Carolyn Ann Rose, 70, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. Carolyn was born in Chicago on Dec. 6, 1946, daughter of the late Edward G. and Goldie A. (Wahlin) Rohrman. She attended Luther North High School and West Suburban School ...

Staff Sgt. Brandon Bosley

WASILLA, Alaska — Staff Sgt. Brandon M. Bosley, 31, of Wasilla, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017, at Memorial Regional Hospital in Miami. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Funeral services ...

Sandra Reath

QUINNESEC — Sandra “Sandy” Reath, 66, of Quinnesec, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Dickinson County Healthcare System. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.