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Obituaries

Edwin Riutta

KINGSFORD — Edwin Calvin Riutta, 88, of Kingsford, passed away at Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Kingsford on April 8, 2021. He passed peacefully under good care and with his wife by his side after successive battles with cancer. Edwin was born in Houghton, on Sept. 22, ...

Rev. David Liscomb

CRYSTAL FALLS — Rev. David McCall Liscomb of Crystal Falls, passed away at the age of 88 on April 6, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. after gallantly battling a long, debilitating illness. David knew “whose he was and where he was going” and passed from this earth with grace and peace to the arms ...

James O. Frendewey

IRON MOUNTAIN — James O. Frendewey, local businessman and civic leader, died on April 7, 2021, at Florence Health Services, while recuperating from a recent fall. He was 97 years old, 26 days from his 98th birthday. He was a resident of Evergreen Assisted Living in Kingsford and had been a ...

Francis C. Antonetti

IRON MOUNTAIN — Francis C. Antonetti, 83, of Iron Mountain, passed away on March 31, 2021, at Dickinson County Hospital in Iron Mountain. Francis was born on Nov. 15, 1937, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Frank and Crolinda (Ballario) Antonetti. While growing up he lived in several towns ...

Patricia J. Sullivan

AURORA, Colo. — Patricia J. Sullivan, 93, of Aurora, Colo., passed away on March 26, 2021 at The Bay at Nu-Roc in Laona, Wis. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron River. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 14, at 11 ...

John A. Mayack

IRON RIVER — John A. Mayack, 74, of Iron River, passed away on Wednesday March 31, 2021. Private services will be held. Interment will be in St. Peters Catholic Cemetery in Eagle River, Wis. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.

Arlene L. Butterfield

IRON MOUNTAIN — Arlene L. Butterfield, 83, of Iron Mountain, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home.

David Baker

KINGSFORD — David M. Baker, 43, of Kingsford, passed to Spirit unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.x He was born on Aug. 12, 1977, in Milwaukee the son of Jeffrey and Denette (McCoy) Baker. He was a valued employee of Systems Control for the last eight years as an EE assembly ...

James O. Frendewey

KINGSFORD — James O. Frendewey, 97, of Kingsford, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Florence Health Services in Florence, Wis. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 12, at St. Mary & St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. Fr. Janusz Romanek will offer the ...

Patricia M. Smaby

IRON MOUNTAIN — Patricia “Pat” M. Smaby, 93, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Iron Mountain, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at her home in Arizona. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Edwin Riutta

KINGSFORD — Edwin Calvin Riutta, 88, of Kingsford, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kingsford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Elsie M. Neuens

AURORA, Wis. — Elsie M. Neuens, 88, of Aurora, Wis., passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara, Wis. She was born July 12, 1932, in Crawfordsville, Ind., daughter of the late Thure and Gertrude (Troutman) Asplund. Elsie grew up on their family farm in Suring, Wis., ...

Thomas A. Loomis

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Thomas A. Loomis, 57, of Kingsford passed away Monday, April 5, 2021, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. Tom was born Feb. 13, 1964, in Iron Mountain, the son of the late James and Lynn (Johnson) Loomis. He graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 1982 and served in ...

Rev. David McCall Liscomb

CRYSTAL FALLS — Rev. David McCall Liscomb of Crystal Falls, passed away on April 6, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. at the Luxury Comfort Care Home. A full obituary will appear in next week’s edition with service times. The Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Crystal Falls is ...

John W. Dowdle

KINGSFORD — John W. Dowdle, 81, of Kingsford, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2021, at D.J. Jacobetti Home of Veterans in Marquette. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

James O. Frendewey

KINGSFORD — James O. Frendewey, 97, of Kingsford, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Florence Health Services in Florence, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Billie Ann Wagner-Ocic

IRON MOUNTAIN — Billie Ann Wagner-Ocic, 63, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Iron Mountain. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Richard William Chaffee

Richard William Chaffee - Sept. 18, 1961 to April 4, 2021 IRON MOUNTAIN — Rich. T-Bone. Dad. Padre. Pops. Papaw. He was a man of many names and talents. He was a true friend, a loyal husband, the greatest dad his kids could ask for, and one heck of a silly Papaw. Rich was born to Eva and ...

John F. Englund

SPREAD EAGLE, Wis. — John F. Englund, 85, of Spread Eagle, Wis., passed away at home on April 1, 2021, with family members at his side. John was born Aug. 2, 1935, and grew up in Commonwealth, Wis. He joined the service before attending UW-Madison where he graduated with a geology and law ...

Leo E. Schuls

IRON MOUNTAIN — Leo E. Schuls, 95, of Iron Mountain, passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland, Mich. Visitation will take place Friday, April 9, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain, The Memorial Mass will be Friday at ...