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Obituaries

Cynthia Ann Doyal

KINGSFORD — Cynthia Ann Doyal, 43, of Kingsford, passed away at her home on Jan. 16, 2020. She was born on April 8, 1976, in La Miranda, Calif., to Alice Stapish and William Doyal. She graduated from Stephenson High School in 1994 and went on to study public relations, first at Bay de Noc ...

Patricia A. “Pat” Deau

BEECHER, Wis. — Patricia A. “Pat” Deau, 82, of Beecher, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020. She was born in Norway on May 3, 1937, daughter of the late Peter and Althea (Laabs) Marquis. Patricia was united in marriage to Ronald Deau on Feb. 11, 1961, at First ...

Dale Hughes

QUINNESEC — Dale “Skip” Hughes, 85, of Quinnesec, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. He was born on May 26, 1934 in Kingsford, the son of the late Herbert and Doris (Cleary) Hughes. Dale married Shirley Bolan on April 1, 1954, ...

Rita L. Larson

IRON MOUNTAIN — Rita L. Larson, 89, of Iron Mountain, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at Dickinson County Healthcare System, Iron Mountain. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Iron Mountain.

Robert A. Lewic

TIPLER, Wis. — Robert A. Lewic, 62, of Tipler, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home & Crematory, Florence, Wis.

Pauline L. Thomas

IRON MOUNTAIN — Pauline L. Thomas, 59, of Iron Mountain, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Iron Mountain.

Regina Myers

CRYSTAL FALLS — Regina Helene Myers (née Zalewski), 92, passed away peacefully on Jan. 17, 2020, at Ascension Hospital in Franklin, Wis., surrounded by her loving family. She leaves behind her devoted husband of 61 years, George Myers, two sons, Tony (Ellen) Myers of Franklin and Bill ...

Dr. Grant J. Wells

MUNCIE, Ind. — Dr. Grant J. Wells, 89, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wells was born on Nov. 25, 1930, in Iron Mountain to the late Roland and Malvina (Davieau) Wells. He received his bachelor of science degree in accounting from Northern ...

Maria A. Landsee

IRON MOUNTAIN — Maria A. Landsee, 77, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family. Maria was born on March 16, 1942, in Stambaugh, daughter of the late Emil and Elizabeth (Madaski) Kezerle. Maria grew up in Stambaugh and graduated from ...

Kenneth H. Coombe

KINGSFORD — Kenneth H. “Ken” Coombe, 91 of Kingsford, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. Ken was born March 3, 1928, in Vulcan, son of the late Floyd and Anna (Magnuson) Coombe. He was a lifelong resident of the area and ...

Dr. Eugene M. “Gene” Nikkari

ST. LOUIS, Mich. — Dr. Eugene M. “Gene” Nikkari, 92, of St. Louis, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at The Brook of Big Rapids in Big Rapids. Visitation will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes in St. Louis on Friday, Jan. 24, from 2 to 8 p.m. Eastern time, with the family ...

Robert Joseph Pepin

ESCANABA — Robert Joseph Pepin, 95, of Escanaba, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at the Oscar G Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Robert (Chisel) was born Jan. 2, 1925, in Gladstone, the son of Antone and Eva (Fournier) Pepin. Robert was united in marriage to Elaine Gagnon ...

John J. Zbliski

NIAGARA, Wis. — John J. Zbliski, 71, of Niagara, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home-Niagara Chapel.

Mary E. Alberello

CRYSTAL FALLS — Mary E. Alberello, 94, of Crystal Falls, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at her home with her family at her side. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Nash Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Crystal Falls.

Ronald George Lindstrom

IRON RIVER — Ronald George Lindstrom, 87, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 17, 2020. Private family services will be held. Interment will be at the Bates Township Cemetery in the spring. The West Side Veterans will accord Military Rites at the graveside. Funeral arrangements by the ...

Darlin Verley

KINGSFORD — Darlin Verley, who combined a life of learning with the heart of a fighter, died on Jan. 17, 2020. We would mention her middle name but she hated it; so in honor of her we are keeping the family secret. Born Nov. 7, 1934, to Clifford and Bernice (née Brier) Glass in Kingsford, ...

Betty Kirschner

POWERS — Betty June Kirschner, 92, of Powers, passed away on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers, with family by her side. She was born Sept. 13, 1927, in Aurora, Wis., daughter of the late William Albert and Elizabeth Jane (Palmatier) Davis. She married ...

Ronald A. Schwark

HERMANSVILLE — Ronald A. Schwark, 69, of Hermansville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Cunard, Mich. He was born Sept. 7, 1950, in Daggett, Mich., son of the late Elmer and Laura (Rockstad) Schwark. Ron grew up and was raised in Jam Dam and Bark River. He married Joan Hull on Oct. ...

Gary F. Sarafiny

CASPIAN — Gary F. Sarafiny, 83, of Caspian, passed away on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Aspirus Iron River Hospital. Gary was a resident of the Iron River Care Center for the past year. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron ...

Maria Landsee

IRON MOUNTAIN — Maria Landsee, 77, of Iron Mountain, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. A Memorial Mass will follow at 11:30 a.m. on ...