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Dorothy Calo

November 2, 2012
The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN - Dorothy (Bouffiou) Calo, 84, of Iron Mountain, passed away, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford.

She was born on April 27, 1928, in Kingsford, daughter of the late Joseph and Genevieve (Boncher) Bouffiou. Dorothy, and her sister Shirley, were the first set of twins born in Kingsford. She grew up in Kingsford and graduated from Kingsford High School. Dorothy married Henry Calo on Nov. 28, 1953. He preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1993.

Dorothy moved to Oshkosh, Wis. in 1954. She worked for the Oshkosh Public School system as an assistant cook for many years before she and Henry moved back to Iron Mountain in 1991. Dorothy was a member of the American Martyrs Catholic Church of Kingsford. In the 1940s, Dorothy and her sisters, Elaine, Shirley and Kath, played softball in the women's softball league. She was an active league bowler, bowling in both singles and doubles, with her husband. Dorothy's high scores netted her a regular mention in the sports page. She enjoyed watching sports, especially the Green Bay Packers, playing cards, going to the casino and doing crafts.

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She is survived by two sons, Daniel (Marilyn) Anderson of Oshkosh, Wis. and Mike (Cheryl) Calo, Oshkosh, Wis,; one daughter, Elizabeth (Richard) Voelzke of Menasha, Wis.; four sisters, Elaine Beyer of Kingsford, Shirley Pancheri of Kingsford, Donna Olson of Tacoma, Wash., and Kathleen (Henry) Opolka of Norway; five grandchildren, Richard, Brian, Nicole, Mindy and Lindsay; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; three sisters-in-law, LaVilla Amet of Tacoma, Lillian Bouffiou of Iron Mountain and Molly Altobelli of Iron Mountain; one brother-in-law, John (Mary) Calo of Kingsford; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by one daughter, Monica Calo; one granddaughter, Paula; four brothers, Elwood "Buff," Joseph (Lillian), Eugene and Donald Bouffiou; two sisters, Evelyn Hosking and Beverly (Bob) Hosking; in-laws, Tom Beyer, John Pancheri, Bert Olson, Carlo and Kathleen Calo, Mike and Marion Calo and Dan Altobelli.

Visitation will be Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Prayers will be recited Monday, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m., at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Kingsford. Rev. Joseph Gouin will officiate.

Burial will be in Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Donald Jacobs, and the staff at ManorCare, for the compassionate care they showed Dorothy.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Dorothy or leave a condolence for her family online at

The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain to honor Dorothy's legacy of life.



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