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Obituaries

Gertrude J. Wren

NORWAY — Gertrude J. Wren, 89, of Norway, passed away on Thursday, June 18, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Joyce Novey

CRYSTAL FALLS — Joyce (Wilgren) Novey, 91 of Crystal Falls, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at Aspirus Iron River Hospital. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, June 23, at 10 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls. Condolences to the family of Joyce Novey may be ...

Rosemary C. Mosca

IRON MOUNTAIN — Rosemary (Rosie) C. Mosca, 96, of Iron Mountain, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at Evergreen Assisted Living in Kingsford. The visitation and funeral Mass scheduled for July 7 have been cancelled, and will be rescheduled at a later date. A small family graveside ...

Mary M. Maki

MILWAUKEE — Mary M. (Bielinski) Maki, 73, formerly of Vulcan, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. Mary battled with COPD for many years. She was diagnosed with COVID-19 on June 4, which resulted in her passing. Mary was born May 15, 1947, in Milwaukee, ...

James J. Kempa

CRYSTAL FALLS — James J. Kempa, 64, of Crystal Falls, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 28, 2020. Jim was a loving and devoted father and grandfather and will be truly missed. He was a retired mill worker of 30 years from Inland Steel in East Chicago. Jim was an avid outdoorsman ...

Pearl Tatosky

Crystal Falls — Pearl Tatosky, 90, of Crystal Falls, passed away Thursday, June 18, 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 and Cremation Services in Crystal Falls.

Doris Schuirmann

KINGSFORD — Doris Evelyn Schuirmann, 88, of Kingsford passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020, at Freeman Nursing & Rehabilitation Community in Kingsford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Douglas W. Erickson

FLORENCE, Wis. — Douglas W. Erickson, 86, longtime resident of Spread Eagle, Wis., passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020, at his daughters home in Nashville, Ind. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home & Crematory in Florence, Wis.

Yvonne Peterson

QUINNESEC — Yvonne Mary Peterson, 77, of Quinnesec, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family. She lived her life with a goal to get to heaven and hear, “well done my good and faithful servant.” Yvonne was born on ...

Lawrence Shimmin

CRYSTAL FALLS — Lawrence “Larry” Everett Shimmin, 82, of Crystal Falls, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls. Visitation will take place Sunday, June 21, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal ...

Alois L. Geiger

NIAGARA, Wis. — Alois L. Geiger III, 75, of Niagara, Wis, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home-Niagara Chapel, Niagara.

Eugenia A. “Gena” Farragh

BREITUNG TOWNSHIP — Eugenia A. “Gena” Farragh, 85, of Breitung Township, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at her home. Gena was born Jan. 20, 1935, in Negaunee, daughter of the late Joseph and Rosina (Favero) Ghiardi. She graduated from Negaunee High School in 1952 and went on to ...

Frank Pietrantonio

Kingsford —Frank Pietrantonio, 76, of Kingsford, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020. He was born June 28, 1943, Iron Mountain, son of the late Frank and Anna (DesJardins) Pietrantonio. Frank grew up in Iron Mountain and was a graduate of Iron Mountain High School. Following graduation, ...

Rose Marie Olson

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. — Rose Marie Olson, 83, of Sheboygan Falls, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice with her loving family. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, teacher and friend to many people whose lives she touched during her ...

Marjorie J. Hodgins

KINGSFORD — Marjorie J. Hodgins, 91, of Kingsford, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Marge was born on Jan. 1, 1929 in Negaunee, one of 12 brothers and sisters. She was raised in Negaunee and was a 1947 graduate of Negaunee High School. Marge ...

Frank Pietrantonio

KINGSFORD — Frank Pietrantonio, 76, of Kingsford, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jacobs Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Iron Mountain.

Eileen B. O’Brien

IRON MOUNTAIN — Eileen B. O’Brien, 88, formerly of Iron Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, at Florence Health Services. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain.

Richard “Dick” Bryson

VULCAN — Richard “Dick” Raymond Bryson passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020, at ManorCare in Kingsford surrounded by his loving family. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Barbara’ Catholic Church in Vulcan with Fr. Timothy Ekaitis ...

LaVerne M. Haigh

KINGSFORD — LaVerne M. Haigh, age 100 1/2, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at her daughter’s home. LaVerne was born Dec. 8, 1919, in Mattoon, Wis., daughter of the late Raymond and Lillian Heidtke. On July 24, 1937, she was united in marriage to William L. Haigh. He preceded her in ...

Rhonda M. Pearce

KINGSFORD — Rhonda M. Pearce, 59, of Kingsford, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones on June 3, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Jan. 14, 1961, in Iron Mountain, daughter of Henery DeClark and the late Rosalie DeClark of Kingsford. She was ...