Mervin D. Bianchetti

Mervin D. Bianchetti

IRON MOUNTAIN — Mervin D. Bianchetti, 83, of Kenosha, Wis., formerly of Iron Mountain, died Thursday, June 7, 2018, at Kenosha Memorial Hospital, Kenosha.

He was born on Jan. 5, 1935, in Iron Mountain, son of the late John and Palmira (Oradei) Bianchetti.

Mervin graduated from Iron Mountain High School, Class of 1953, where he excelled in football. He moved to Kenosha where he worked for a short time as a butcher before serving our country in the U.S. Army. Upon his honorable discharge from the service, he went on to attend Northern Michigan University where he received his bachelor’s degree in secondary education. Mervin taught history and government at Bradford High School in Kenosha for more than 30 years before retiring. He was known by his students as Mr. B. Mervin. He enjoyed traveling, football and horse racing.

He is survived by one brother, John (Donna) Bianchetti of Munising; one sister, Lorraine Hicks of Iron Mountain; three nephews, Michael (Debrah) Bianchetti, Gary Bianchetti, Stephen (Shelly) Hicks; three nieces, Pamela (David) Johnson, Julie (Jeff) Buchmun and Katherine Bianchetti-White; and many cousins.

In addition to his parents, Mervin was preceded in death by one sister, Anita Bianchetti-Andreini; and by two brothers-in-law, William “Red” Hicks and August Andreini.

Visitation will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 13 at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Prayers will be recited at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. at St. Mary and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. Rev. Fr. Ray Valerio will officiate.

Burial will be in Iron Mountain Cemetery Park.

The Uren Cooper Johnson American Legion Post 50 of Iron Mountain will accord military honors at graveside.

The family would like to especially thank Mervin’s neighbor Christine Schmelling and her family for their care and concern over the years.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Mervin or leave a condolence for his family online at

The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, to honor Mervin’s legacy of life.