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Obituaries

Ethel Tavonatti

KINGSFORD — Ethel Ann Tavonatti passed away in her home on Oct. 21, 2021, at the age of 92. Her beloved husband of 67 years, Richard J Tavonatti, was by her side until the very end. Ethel was born and raised in Kingsford. She lived in Chicago for over 50 years before moving back into the ...

Rita Pozza

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Rita Jewell Pozza (nee Smithson), born Nov. 13, 1938, in Alpha, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Colorado Springs, Colo. While she had moved away long ago from Alpha after marrying the love of her life, John (Jack) ...

Anthony Grimmer

KINGSFORD — Anthony Grimmer, 32, gained his angel wings on Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021, at Froedert Hospital in Milwaukee, following a horrific car accident in Kingsford, on Oct. 5. Anthony was a member of our community as well as a resident of Milwaukee County, so he had friends and family ...

Carol L. Ernst

PEMBINE, Wis. — Carol L. Ernst, 84, of Niagara, Wis., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, at Maryhill Manor Nursing Home in Niagara, Wis. She was born on Sept. 26, 1937, in Iron Mountain. Carol grew up in Dunbar, Wis., and graduated from Pembine High School, class of 1955. She married ...

Theodore Goetz

NORWAY — Theodore Goetz, 79, of Norway, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home.

Fumiko H. McLain

FENCE, Wis. — Fumiko H. McLain, 93, of Fence, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain. She was born March 14, 1928, in Yokohama, Japan, daughter of the late Hirohisa and Taka (Harada) Hisamatsu. She graduated from high school in ...