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Obituaries

Robin Lynn Barnes

FORT MEYERS BEACH, Fla. — Robin Lynn Barnes, 51, went home to be with his Creator on Aug. 26, 2019. He passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, in his sleep at home in Fort Myers Beach, where he had enjoyed the sunshine and warm weather for the majority of his adult life. Robin was born ...

Bernard Rossato

LORETTO — Bernard Rossato, 93 of Loretto, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Evergreen Assisted Living in Norway. He was born on Aug. 11, 1926, in Crystal Falls, son of the late Orazio and Theresina (Mauro) Rossato. Bernard married Beverly Harris on Sept. 12, 1953, at St. Mary St. Joseph ...

Doris A. Patterson

NIAGARA — Doris A. Patterson, 90, formerly of Niagara, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at her daughter’s home. She was born July 11, 1929, in Keosauqua, Iowa, daughter to the late James and Jessie (Binkley) Brown. Doris married Herbert Patterson, Aug. 24, 1948, at the Union ...

David Fox

PEMBINE, Wis. — David Fox, 89, of Pembine, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Freeman’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kingsford. He is survived by one son, Paul (Brenda) Fox of Louisiana; one daughter, Charmaine (Randal) Fox-Fullmer of Pembine; two brothers, Jack (Judy) Fox of ...

Lisa A. Metz

CASPIAN — Lisa A. Metz, 53, of Caspian, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at Iron County Medical Care Facility. A Celebration of Life service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the West Iron County Fire Hall, 640 N. 9th Ave., Iron River. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs ...

William (Bill) Carlson

KINGSFORD — William (Bill) Carlson, 56, formerly of Kingsford, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019, with his soul mate, Louise Conely by his side. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Carlson, and his mother, Janet (Anderson) Fredrickson. He leaves behind his brothers, Ronald ...

Doris A. Patterson

NIAGARA, Wis. — Doris A. Patterson, 90, of Wausaukee, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at her daughter's home. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at Riverside United Methodist Church in Niagara. Funeral Services will follow at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the ...

Karen Neveau

NORWAY— Karen M. (Gustafson) Neveau, age 71, of Norway passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, peacefully at home following a brief battle with cancer. She was born on Dec. 19, 1947, in Norway, the daughter of the late Wallace and Merle (Zimmerman) Gustafson. Karen graduated from Norway ...

David Fox

IRON MOUNTAIN — David Fox, 89, of Kingsford passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Kingsford. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain.

Betty J. (Theisen) Brocker

IRON MOUNTAIN — On Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, Betty J. (Theisen) Brocker left her earthly home and went to be with her Lord and Savior. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at the First Lutheran Church, 1210 S. Stephenson Avenue, Iron Mountain. The funeral service will ...

Bernard Rossato

LORETTO — Bernard Rossato, of Loretto, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Evergreen Assisted Living in Norway. Arrangements are incomplete at this time, they will be announced by the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.

Connie Lynn VanOss

CHANNING — Connie Lynn VanOss, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. She was born on Feb. 28, 1949, to Orval and Mary VanOss. She attended Channing High School, where she met her husband, Dale Smith. Connie was a devoted daughter, wife, sister, mother and ...

Donna M. (Blomquist) Cootware

NORWAY — Donna M. (Blomquist) Cootware, 89, of Norway, formerly of Ralph, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow ...

Betty J. Brocker

IRON MOUNTAIN — On Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, Betty J. (Theisen) Brocker left her earthly home and went to be with her Lord and Savior. Betty was born on April 20, 1928, to Helfreda “Sue” Theisen and Denis “Doc” Theisen. She was raised in Iron Mountain and graduated from Iron Mountain ...

Brent “Benji” Leake

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Brent Franklin “Benji” Leake, 42, of Michigan, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in Thailand. Born June 10, 1977, in Winchester Va., he is the son of Lorraine (Shade) Leake and the late Junior Franklin Leake. Brent served in the U.S. Army and was a former deputy ...

Janice Opsahl

IRON MOUNTAIN — Janice Lee Opsahl, 82, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at the home of her daughter Tina. Janice was born Aug. 17, 1937, in Sagola Township, daughter of the late Arvid and Ruth (Rein) Mackie. She graduated from Kingsford High School in 1955 and was a ...

Clare M. Fontecchio

KINGSFORD — Clare M. Fontecchio, 100, of Kingsford, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at ManorCare Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kingsford, where she was a resident for over four years. She was born March 20, 1919, in Virginia, Minn., daughter of the late Albert and Yvonne ...

Connie VanOss

CHANNING — Connie Lynn VanOss, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. A small memorial will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at 207 Bell Ave., Channing, MI. Condolences can be sent to The VanOss Family: c/o Kris Mulder, PO Box 94 Channing, MI 49815. A ...

Peggy Baciak

HAMILTON LAKES — Margaret “Peggy” Baciak, 67, of Hamilton Lakes, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at her home after a brief battle with cancer. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday ...

Daniel Biernacki

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Daniel Edward Biernacki, of Goodyear, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at West Valley Hospital Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear. He was born on March 18, 1952, in Hamtramck, Mich., the son of the late Edward and Emaline (Stanek) Biernacki. Daniel worked as an electrical ...