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Obituaries

Ralph Salonen

IRON RIVER — Ralph Salonen, 64, of Iron River, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. He was born on Jan. 9, 1956, in Stambaugh, the son of the late Walter and Lillian (Johnson) Salonen. He attended the West Iron County Schools, graduating with the Class of 1974. ...

Paul G. W. Rowell

IRON MOUNTAIN — Paul G. W. Rowell, 78, of Iron Mountain, passed away Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain. He was born April 26, 1942, in Michigan City, Ind., son of the late Paul and Mary (Sparrow) Rowell. Paul grew up in the southside of Chicago and ...

Josephine A. Syrjanen

FLORENCE, Wis. — Josephine A. Syrjanen, 98, of Florence, Wis. passed away on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Crystal Falls.

Agatha F. Thoreson

VULCAN — Agatha F. Thoreson, 92, of Vulcan, passed away Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at ManorCare Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Kingsford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home.

Dorothy Javoroski

IRON RIVER — Dorothy Mae Henriksen Javoroski, 79, passed away Oct. 21, 2020, at the Iron River Care Center due to COVID complications. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to the Iron County Fair or the Beechwood Historical Society in memory of Dorothy ...

Esther Guzowski

IRON RIVER — Esther Guzowski, 93, of Iron River, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at the Iron River Care Center. Private family services will be held. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church or a charity of your ...

Charlene J. Johnson

KINGSFORD — Charlene J. Johnson, 91, of Kingsford, passed away Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Manorcare Nursing Home in Kingsford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Wade Cornelia Sr.

AMASA — Wade Leonard Cornelia Sr., 76, of Amasa, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at Iron County Medical Care Facility. A graveside service will take place at Hematite Township Cemetery in Amasa on Monday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. Rev. DJ Rasner will officiate. Condolences to the family of ...

Marie Belanger

VULCAN — Marie A. Belanger, age 77, of Hamilton Lakes, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at her home. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Barbara Catholic Church in Vulcan. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the ...

Wade Cornelia Sr.

AMASA — Wade Leonard Cornelia Sr., 76, of Amasa, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. He was born Feb. 16, 1944, in Stambaugh, son of the late Leonard and Tyyne (Tusa) Cornelia, Wade was a life long resident of Amasa and attended Amasa ...

Donna Winters

NORWAY — Donna Mae Winters, 78, of Norway, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. She was born on Sept. 14, 1942, in Norway, the daughter of the late Frederick and Winifred (Hosking) Rozine. Donna graduated from Norway High School in 1961 and ...

Christine M. Wilson

IRON MOUNTAIN — Christine M. Wilson, 61, of Quinnesec, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at Aurora Bay Medical Center in Green Bay, Wis., after a seven-year battle with cancer. She was born July 21, 1959, in Escanaba, daughter of Robert and Karen (Sodermark) Cannon. Christine grew up in ...

Marie L. Neubauer

PINE RIDGE — Marie L. Neubauer, 91, of Pine Ridge, passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. Daughter of Harold and Leona (Kaiser) DeLoughary, Marie was born on May 12, 1929, raised in Eustis, and graduated from Harris High School. On July 8, 1950, Marie married Leo Neubauer at Sacred Heart ...

Jeffry A. VanLaanen

IRON MOUNTAIN — Jeffry A. VanLaanen, 64, of Iron Mountain, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain. Jeffry was born in Iron Mountain on March 20, 1956, son of the late A. Peter and Elizabeth “Beth” VanLaanen. He was a ...

Deena Pietrantonio

IRON MOUNTAIN — Deena M. Pietrantonio, 48, of Iron Mountain, passed away peaceful Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at UP Health System of Marquette Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home.

Marie Belanger

VULCAN — Marie A. Belanger, 77, of Hamilton Lakes, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at her home. She was born in Norway on Dec. 17, 1942, the daughter of Laura (Tavis) Flessati and the late Joseph Flessati. Marie graduated from Norway High School in 1960. She married Robert ...

Michael “Mick” Leonard

CRYSTAL FALLS — Michael “Mick” Ray Leonard, 68, of Crystal Falls, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at his home with his family by his side. He was born on Aug. 2, 1952, in Chicago, to Charles and Leona (Martwick) Leonard. Michael was a jack of all trades who was always learning or ...

Keith E. Erickson

IRON RIVER — Keith E. Erickson, 89, of Iron River, passed away on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wis., after a three-week valiant fight with COVID-19. Visitation will be held at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River on Saturday, Oct. 24, ...

Ronald P. Brolin

FLORENCE, Wis. — Ronald P. Brolin, 84, of Florence, Wis., passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at Florence Health Services in Florence, Wis. He was born Aug. 21, 1936, in Florence, son of the late Richard and Celia (Erickson) Brolin. Ron was a longtime resident of the area and a farmer. He ...

Guy W. Yuhasey

IRON MOUNTAIN — Guy W. Yuhasey, 93, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Oct. 17, 2020, at Maryhill Manor Nursing Home in Niagara. Guy was born on June 30, 1927, in Iron Mountain, son of the late William and Edna (Johnson) Yuhasey. He has been a resident of this area his entire life and was a ...