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Obituaries

Alan Anderson

KINGSFORD — Alan Anderson, 78, of Kingsford, died Thursday, July 2, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Robert A. Hendrickson

CRYSTAL FALLS — Robert A. Hendrickson, 92, of Crystal Falls, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Crystal Falls.

Nancy Whaley

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Nancy Lee Whaley, 72, of Traverse City, Mich., lost her battle after a strong 2 1/2 year fight with cancer, Sunday, May 31, 2020. She was born on Sept. 29, 1947, in Danville, Va., the daughter of Robert and Martha Pearl (Mabry) Walton. Nancy worked at the Flap Jack ...

Ruth E. Windell

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Ruth E. Windell, 94, Green Bay, died Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at a local nursing home. She was born April 20, 1926, to the late Robert and Agnes (Anderson) Wahlgren in Iron Mountain. Ruth was extremely proud of her family and her Swedish heritage. Ruth was employed for ...

Bonnie Rochon

OAK CREEK, Wis. — Bonnie Kay Rochon, 74, of Oak Creek, Wis. and formerly of De Pere, Wis. and Norway, passed away surrounded by her daughters on Sunday, June 28, 2020. Bonnie was born on Oct. 25, 1945, in Findlay, Ohio to the late Ralph and Ruth (Grove) Woodruff. On May 22, 1976, she ...

Nancy Cook

IRON RIVER — Nancy Jane Cook, 76, of Iron River, passed away on Monday June 29, 2020, at home. Private services will be held. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Inc of Iron River.

Margaret “Peggy” St. Louis

KINGSFORD — Margaret “Peggy” St. Louis, 91, of Kingsford, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Evergreen Assisted Living in Kingsford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Carole Sue Nichols

HOMESTEAD, Wis. — Carole Sue Nichols, 72, of Summerfield, Fla., and Homestead, Wis. passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020, at a hospice following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Carole was born on March 27, 1948, in Danville, Ill., the daughter of Edwin and Marthena Carlson. She attended ...

Larry Raiche

VULCAN — Richard Larry Raiche, 85, of Vulcan, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the Oscar G. Johnson V.A. Medical Center in Iron Mountain. He was born on March 20, 1935 in Wilson, the son of the late Leo and Tiny (LaCosse) Raiche. Larry served his country in the U.S. Army during ...

Eugene “Woody” L. Wodzinski

IRON RIVER — Eugene “Woody” L. Wodzinski, age 91, of Iron River, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020, at Aspirus Iron River Hospital. Private services will be held.

Alvin Baker

NIAGARA, Wis. — Alvin “Al” John Baker, 81, of Niagara, Wis. died on Monday, June 8, 2020, with his wife Vicky by his side. Graveside services will be held Friday, July 3, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the Niagara Cemetery. A celebration of Al’s life will be held Friday at noon at the Baker’s ...

Ronald F. Sparapani Jr.

KINGSFORD — Ronald F. Sparapani Jr., 63, of Kingsford, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, June 28, 2020, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain. He was born May 24, 1957, in Iron Mountain, son of Ronald Sr. and Jeanine (Beauchamp) Sparapani. Ron grew up in Kingsford and was a ...

Sharon L. Giannunzio

KINGSFORD — Sharon L. Giannunzio, 73, of Kingsford passed away peacefully to be with her loving Lord and Savior after a brief illness with her family by her side. She was born on August 1, 1946, in Iron Mountain to the late Frank L. and Betty (Farley) Mortl. She graduated from Kingsford ...

Douglas Pellow

IRON MOUNTAIN — Douglas Joseph Pellow, 64, passed away on June 25, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. Doug was born to Betty (Dahlquist) Pellow and Ralph Pellow on Sept. 26, 1955, in Ishpeming. Doug graduated from Ishpeming High School then went on to welding school in ...

Kenneth Javoroski

IRON RIVER — Kenneth Allen Javoroski, 81, of Iron River, Michigan passed away peacefully near his home Saturday, June 27, 2020. A celebration of life will be held at a later date, which has yet to be determined. Funeral arrangements are by the Jacobs Funeral Home, Inc. of Iron River.

Mary Jeanne McIntosh

IRON RIVER — Mary Jeanne McIntosh died peacefully, of natural causes, on June 26, 2020, at her home in Florida. She had celebrated her 99th birthday in March. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Resthaven Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs ...

Brett R. Hackett

Crystal Falls — Brett R. Hackett, 36, of Crystal Falls, Mich., passed away Friday, June 26, 2020, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls.

Ronald F. Sparapani Jr.

Kingsford — Ronald F. Sparapani Jr., 63, of Kingsford, Mich., passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Iron Mountain.

Joseph W. Bal

NORWAY — Joseph W. “Tata” Bal, 89, of Norway, died Thursday, March 26, 2020, at ManorCare Health Services in Kingsford. He was born April 9, 1930, in Norway, the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Smith) Bal. Tata graduated from Norway High School in 1949. He served this country in ...

David Reuben Anderson

GLENDALE — David Reuben Anderson, 85, passed on May 14, 2020, at his winter home in Glendale, Ariz. The son of Reuben Howard Anderson and Agnes Genevieve (Erickson) Anderson, David was an Eagle Scout, AHMED Shriner and member of the Masonic Lodge of Iron Mountain and Norway. He retired from ...