Obituaries

Cory LaCount

CRYSTAL FALLS — Cory J. LaCount, 39 of Crystal Falls passed away unexpectedly at Marquette General Hospital on Aug. 18, 2017. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 301 Hamilton Ave. in Kingsford. A time of sharing will be held ...

Clarence LaRoux

IRON RIVER — Clarence “Bucko” W. LaRoux, 84, of Iron River, passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron ...

Anton Skrivanie

IRON RIVER — Anton “Tony” S. Skrivanie, 87, of Iron River, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at the Aspirus Iron River Hospital. Memorial service will be held Monday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Iron River with the Rev. Michael Laakko to officiate. The West ...

Rebekah Lynn Chapman

NIAGARA, Wis. — Rebekah Lynn Chapman, 8, of Niagara, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Maranatha Assembly of God Church. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the church. Rev. David Wilton will officiate. Burial ...

Cory J. LaCount

CRYSTAL FALLS — Cory J. LaCount, 39, of Crystal Falls, passed away unexpectedly at Marquette General Hospital on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. Cory was born June 5, 1978, in Iron Mountain, son of Kay LaCount and the late Terry LaCount. He attended Gladstone High School, graduating in 1997. Cory ...

Kathy Calkins

KINGSFORD — Kathy Ann Calkins, 53, of Kingsford, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. She was born Sept. 22, 1963, in Racine, Wis., daughter of the late James and Sherry Ann (Van Swol) Donaldson. She lived in many places throughout ...

Michael Kanieski

CRYSTAL FALLS — Michael F. Kanieski, 87, of Alpha, passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. He was born April 8, 1930, in Crystal Falls, son of the late Felix and Ann (Broskovetz) Kanieski. Michael grew up in Alpha, and graduated from ...

Ruth Riggs

CRYSTAL FALLS — Ruth A. Riggs, 89, of Crystal Falls, passed away today, Aug. 21, 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.

Donald J. Trulock

KINGSFORD — Donald J. Trulock, 71, of Kingsford, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. He was born Nov. 17, 1945, in Kingsford, son of the late John and Delores (Wood) Trulock. Don enlisted in the U.S. Army and was extremely proud to serve his country. He was a highly ...

Rica H. Watts

IRON RIVER — Rica H. Watts, 97, of Iron River, passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at the Iron River Care Center. Rica was born Sept. 7, 1919 in Iron River, the daughter of the late Angelo and Anna (Pesciarelli) Possanza. She attended the Homer School. Rica married Walter Watts on Sept. 19, ...

Mark Andrew Pennell

Marquette — Mark Andrew “Marcus” Pennell died peacefully of apparent heart failure in his home. He was 53. Mark was born June 8, 1964 to Arthur and Phyllis Pennell, the youngest of five children. He graduated from Marquette Senior High School in 1982 and moved to Florence, Wis. He ...

Milton A. Martin

CRYSTAL FALLS — Milton A. Martin, 86, of Crystal Falls, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at Aspirus Health System in Iron River. He was born Sep. 24, 1930, in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, Canada, son of the late Awald and Bertha (Richter) Martin. He graduated from Shaunavon High School in ...

Raymond “Jabbo” Garvaglia

NIAGARA, Wis. — Raymond "Jabbo" Garvaglia, 85, of Niagara, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. He was born on Sept. 17, 1931 in Iron Mountain, the son of the late John "Jack" and Louise (Neveau) Garvaglia. Ray graduated from Niagara High School in 1950. ...

Kathy Calkins

KINGSFORD — Kathy Calkins, 53, of Kingsford, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 at St. Marys Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Donald Trulock

KINGSFORD — Donald Trulock, 71, of Kingsford, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home.

Norma “Mona” Jeannine Sarder

IRON RIVER — Norma "Mona" Jeannine Sarder, 82, of Iron River, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at the Iron River Care Center, her home for the past three months. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20 at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River. An additional ...

David W. McDowell Jr.

KINGSFORD — David W. McDowell Jr., 88, of Kingsford, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain. He was born July 4, 1929, in Ayer, Mass., son of the late David Sr. and Frances (Gardner) McDowell. David grew up in Massachusetts and enlisted ...

Milton A. Martin

CRYSTAL FALLS — Milton A. Martin, 86, of Crystal Falls, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at Aspirus Health System in Iron River. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Crystal Falls.

Raymond Garvaglia

NIAGARA, Wis. — Raymond Garvaglia, 85, of Niagara, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. Friday at the church. A complete obituary will be in ...

Jacob “Jack” Stachowicz

CRYSTAL FALLS — Jacob "Jack" Stachowicz, 87, of Crystal Falls, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. He was born April 29, 1930, in Caspian, son of the late Jacob and Catherine (Ball) Stachowicz. He attended Alpha schools. Jack married the love ...