Obituaries

Edward Charles Maes

PLYMOUTH, Wis. — Edward Ed Charles Maes, 89, of Plymouth, passed away early Sunday Morning, Feb. 18, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at the Sharon Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Edward was born on Aug. 7, 1928, in Niagara, Wis., son of the late Charles and ...

Loris A. Princing

CRYSTAL FALLS — Loris A. Princing, 82, of Crystal Falls, passed away on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at Aspirus Iron River Hospital. Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Nash Funeral Home in Crystal Falls. Memorial services will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Fr. ...

Louise P. Fontecchio

IRON MOUNTAIN — Louise P. Fontecchio, 87, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, at the Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Kingsford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Margaret A. Rabe

HARDWOOD — Margaret A. Rabe, 97, of Hardwood, formerly of Chicago, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, at Pinecrest Medical Facility in Powers. The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.

Jack Calvin Nelson

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Jack Calvin “Cal” Nelson, 79, of Huntington, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at The Village at Riverview. Memorial services were held at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel in Barboursville. He was born Nov. 13, 1938, in Iron Mountain, a son of the late John ...

Irene R. Rahoi

IRON MOUNTAIN — Irene R. Rahoi, 98, of Iron Mountain, passed away Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at ManorCare Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Kingsford. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain.

Betty M. Massa

KINGSFORD — Betty M. Massa, 88, of Kingsford, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at ManorCare Health Services. Visitation will be 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at American Martyrs Catholic ...

James K. Kerkela

KINGSFORD — James K. Kerkela, 76, of Kingsford, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain. James was born on Sept. 22, 1941, in Republic, son of the late Arne and Aili (Carlson) Kerkela. He was raised in Republic ...

Bethel Belle Sipple

GOODMAN, Wis. — Bethel Belle Sipple, 92, of Goodman, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at ManorCare Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kingsford. She was born in Goodman on Feb. 23, 1925, daughter of the late Jerome and Mabel (Plummer) Webster. Bethel attended Goodman High ...

Richard L. McCauslin

LAKE VILLA, Ill. — Richard L. McCauslin, 72, of Lake Villa, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. He was born to Gloria and the late Robert McCauslin in Chicago on Nov. 22, 1945. Richard was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps, serving three tours during the ...

Patricia E. Reed

MILWAUKEE — Patricia E. Reed, of Milwaukee, formerly of Kingsford, found eternal peace with the Lord Feb. 7, 2018 at Mercy Residential and Rehabilitation Center in Milwaukee. Patricia is survived by her sister, Carol Harenda (Reed). She was preceded in death by her father and mother, ...

Eugene Francis Menghini

WHEELING, Ill. — Eugene Francis Menghini, 84, entered eternal life on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at Addolorata Villa in Wheeling. He was born Sept. 8, 1933, to parents Martha and Louis Menghini of Norway. He graduated from Norway High School in 1951 and studied engineering at the Milwaukee ...

Timothy James Leary

Timothy James Leary

ADRIAN, Mich. — Timothy James Leary, 71, of Adrian, passed away on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at his home. He was born May 10, 1946, to Harold and Elizabeth (Dubou) Leary. He moved to the Upper Peninsula in 1984 and resided there for more than 30 years. During that time, Tim owned and operated ...

James K. Kerkela

KINGSFORD — James K. Kerkela, 76, of Kingsford, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19 at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain. A ...

David Lawrence Pearson

BEECHWOOD — David Lawrence Pearson, 60, of Beechwood, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, in Iron River. Visitation will be 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Beechwood Township Hall. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., with a luncheon to follow. Private interment ...

Josephine L. Bracket

CASPIAN — Josephine L. Bracket, 100, of Caspian, formerly of Ironwood, joined our Lord in Heaven on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Crystal Falls.

ANN K. MINDOK

Ann K. Mindok

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ann K. Mindok, 104, of Iron Mountain, died on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at her home. She was born March 14, 1913, in Ironwood, daughter of the late George and Anna (Skoviera) Hronkin. Ann attended schools in Crystal Falls. She moved to Chicago to work as a nanny and then ...

James K. Kerkela

KINGSFORD — James K. Kerkela, 76, of Kingsford, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Norma Ditz

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Norma Zambon Sullivan Ditz, 99, passed away peacefully in Fredericksburg, on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. Survivors include her children, Kathleen Sullivan (George Fish) and J. Michael Sullivan; step-children, Ann Flugge (Perry), Edward L. Ditz lll (Martha) and Robert Ditz ...

Janet Johnson

ESCANABA — Janet H. (Platteter) Johnson, 99, died peacefully on Feb. 11, 2018, at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. Janet was born in Stratford, Wis. on Dec. 18, 1918, daughter of James J. Platteter and Teresa (Hayes) Platteter. The family moved to Kingsford in 1927. Janet graduated from ...